• Current Status

    REACH is closedas of 3/5/2020 due to considerations around the coronavirus, in light of confirmed cases in the bay area. We will update this page if that changes (in either direction).

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    The Berkeley REACH (Rationality and Effective Altruism Community Hub) is a physical community space for people trying to optimize their lives and their philanthropy.


    We facilitate cooperation between individuals and groups who are trying to improve the world.

  • What is REACH?

    The Berkeley REACH is a gathering place which offers the following:

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    Community Events

    A default place for R/EA-aligned meetings, reading groups, and other events

    You can see the Calendar for upcoming events and to check for availability.


    If you're interested in hosting a new event at REACH, let us know by email, and we can pair your event with a trained host. If you are already a steward or host, or already have a co-host in mind, feel free to use the form.

    Note: You will need to either provide your own disposable plates, cups, flatware, snacks, etc, or pay to use the ones stocked by the center.

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    A place to work on weekdays

    There are couches, chairs, and tables in the main room, as well as a quieter side room that can be used for coworking during the day. When there's enough interest, we do exercise pomodoros (that is, we do focused work for 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of chatting and group exercise, with occasional longer breaks).

    Lending Libraries

    A place to keep infrequently used items

    The REACH is a great place to bring books, tools, board games, comics, DVDs, etc. that you aren't likely to need in the next few months and don't mind other people using -- we'll keep track of who has them on loan and make sure that you have first priority if/when you want them back.

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    Private Event Venue

    A place to hold occasional private events

    Most events at the REACH should be open to the community, but if you have a private event you want to throw and don't have a venue (e.g. limited guest list dinner party, private movie viewing, etc.), you can reserve the space based on a sliding requested donation scale which will vary depending on circumstances.

    If you're looking for private rooms for 1:1 sessions for career coaching, counseling, massage, etc. let me know and we can talk about availability.


    Please email to inquire about reserving space. Your private event must not conflict with any events already on the calendar (see bottom of this page).

  • Have a question about REACH?

    Email us at berkeleyreachmanager@gmail.com