Promoting Healthy Development
Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities
Giving back is vital to healthy development. BACR’s national service program, one of the largest and most effective in California, enables AmeriCorps members to achieve personal benefits through engaging in community service. Communities benefit through the tutoring, mentoring, health education, and other services delivered by AmeriCorps members.
BACR recruits, trains, and places adults each year in jobs at youth-serving agencies around the Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, a federally-funded national and community service program, AmeriCorps members commit to a one-year term of service in a full-time (1,700 hour) position. Our AmeriCorps programs achieve two objectives: first, Corps members gain valuable skills and experience as well as stipends to help with college; second, youth in high-risk communities receive valuable services.