Verna Springer receives After School Visionary Leadership award
2015-10-27
10.22.15 - BACR is extremely proud of Verna Springer, Site Coordinator at Emerson Elementary, who today received a well-deserved honor in the award of “After School Visionary Leadership” from California Department of Education, After School Division. Each October during the Lights On...
2015 Fall Kickoff
2015-10-16
On October 8th nearly 250 BACR staff met at the Albert Coro Community Center in San Rafael to kick off the FY15-16 year.  The theme for this event was “Leadership” and our hosts were Marty Weinstein, CEO and Mary Jo Williams, COO. In addition to celebrating the past...
Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) receives a 3-year grant of $500,000 from Google to provide career planning, job training and job retention for youth and young adults part of Roadmap to Peace (RTP)!
2015-10-02
Roadmap to Peace (RTF) is a 5-year comprehensive, multi-partner, community-driven initiative dedicated to transforming the health, safety and economic outcomes of low-income, disconnected, Latino young men and boys ages 13 to 24.
Francisco Sanchez receives OUSD Award
2015-08-06
Francisco Sanchez and Be'Naiah Williams from BACR's Oakland after school programs at Rudsdale Continuation High School and Howard Elementary were recently nominated by Program Manager, John Fuentes for the first annual Jason Guinto Award.  Jason Guinto was an after school program leader in...
Smoke-Free Multi Unit Housing Success in San Francisco – June 2015
2015-06-30
For more than five years the Bay Area Community Resources SUNSET Tobacco Education Project has been working hard to help “clear the air” for San Franciscans living in multi-unit housing (a building with 2 or more housing units). With funding from the California Department of Public...
HandsOn Bay Area at Martin Luther King, Jr
2015-05-22
In this video, George Henderson, Community School Manager at Martin Luther King, Jr. in Oakland shares his pride in the changes  at his school thru a partnership with HandsOn Bay Area.  MLK Jr.'s collaboration with the HandsOn stellar team exemplifies BACR's mission of building community...
BACR Youth Leadership awarded Social Innovation Fun (SIF) grants to improve outcomes for opportunity youth
2015-05-08
May 8, 2015…Congratulations!!! to the BACR Youth Workforce Development team– for being one of only 7  organizations nationwide that have been awarded Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants to improve outcomes for opportunity youth.   The 3-year funding arrived through a...
YFYI Highlighted by the Foundation Center
2015-04-24
This is the first post in a three-part series showcasing youth-led philanthropy programs in the Bay Area. For more information on how young people are engaging in support of the social sector, see Foundation Center'r report, Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy.  When I was...
2,630 Mayors and County Leaders Recognize Impact of National Service
2015-04-09
Officials participating in Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service represent 149 million Americans, nearly half of U.S. population March 7, 2015 marked the 3rd annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, and locally both San Francisco & Richmond BACR AmeriCorps and VISTA...
Youth Funding Youth Ideas
2015-04-07
BACR’s Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) is a youth-led program of Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK) that grants funding to youth-led projects in San Francisco that benefit the community. YFYI grant makers are composed of youth from various backgrounds between...