Promoting Healthy Development

Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities

Encouraging Volunteerism

The West Contra Costa Unified School District was just given the Golden Bell Award for School Climate. The school-based high school health centers, two of which are operated by BACR staff, are credited with improving school climate and safety. 

Congratulations to our BACR high school health center staff!!!!

  • DeAnza High School: Deb Espinoza, Kathy Bennett and Erika Ruiz
  • Hercules High School: Rachel Delgado, Mario Garcia and Dewayne Hoskin

BACR  offers its sincere thanks to Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan for her generous support of Island's after school basketball program!

BACR Clinical Director Carin Grove was recently interviewed for a documentary video for Beyond Differences. The video highlights the work Beyond Differences is doing for social isolation in middle school kids and how it impacts their mental health. Carin spoke to the impact of social isolation and bullying is to our children and teens.

Please see this 9-minute film that was produced in 2014 by Elizabeth Emerson, a frequent contributor to BACR's goal of building healthy communities. This film addresses the issue of second hand smoke in apartments and condos as well as the risks of smoking related fires.

The Latino Council is a community-based organization helping nonprofits, government agencies, community organizations, businesses and professionals increase their cultural and organizational capacity to create effective outcomes with the Latino community. Our mission is “to recognize and develop leadership that empowers Latinos and to coordinate, improve and advocate for services and opportunities for the Latino community”.

On behalf of the Corporation for National and Community Service, I want to recognize Marty Weinstein, the CEO of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) for his demonstration of the true spirit of AmeriCorps—getting things done in bay area communities and developing thousands of AmeriCorps members for the past 20 years. 

As we approach the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, it is with great pleasure to acknowledge Marty’s success in leading and sustaining Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC), one of the largest AmeriCorps programs in the state of California since our inception in 1994.