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

Feb. 23, 2017 Alameda: Our congratulations! to Robbie Wilson, Program Manager of BACR/LEAPS Expanded Learning Program in Alameda for being presented the Marian Wright Edelman Award from the City of Alameda. Robbie was honored for the healing and connecting work she does in the City. The mission of her LEAPS "Hearts and Hands" program is to teach youth to be of Service in the community and to leave NO ONE behind.

The City of Alameda's Mayor and the Sean McPhetridge. Superintendent of AUSD were surrounded by 200 others celebrating Black History Month. Robbie showcased the youth from our AUSD elementary after school programs, and partnered with the Encinal High Black Student Union at the event. Robbie has created a true collaboration between the City of Alameda, AUSD, and BACR!

  • 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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