Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

40

years of community service

397,000

volunteered hours in 2016

33,000

people served in 2016

BACR's mission is to promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build community.

Best Practices

  • we persevere

    are dependable and act with integrity

  • we continually learn

    stretching, growing, and innovating

  • we act

    with humility, hopefulness, and a sense of humor

  • we build

    healthy relationships and are guided by a caring heart

  • we recognize

    the needs and strengths of the people we serve and support their development

  • we work

    within communities and build alliances to meet community needs

  • our services

    are based on proven models and methods

  • our programs

    are goal oriented and get results

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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