BACR’s Smoking Cessation Program in the News
Exposure to tobacco smoke — even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke — causes immediate damage to your body that can lead to serious illness or death, according to a recently released report by U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin.
YFYI Newsletter
As the wind chills and the leaves fall from the trees, we are reminded of the inevitable cycle of life. For many cultures, death is simply a part of the life cycle - a continuation. The annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition comes from Mexico and celebrations occur in November....
Public Allies helps restore Kennedy Park in South Richmond
With a lot of planning and one hard day's work, a team from Public Allies joined forces with members of the Trust for Richmond's Land, and Mayor Tom Butt to restore Kennedy Park in South Richmond. The long neglected park was brought back to life with new landscaping and artistic touches.  The...
Verna Springer receives After School Visionary Leadership award
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
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)!
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
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
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
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
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...