January 19, 2015 – MLK Jr. Day of Service
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. - and the holiday dedicated to his legacy - over 100 BAYAC Corps members and 5 VISTA members joined other volunteers from the Oakland area to plant trees and native plants, and to pick up trash in a neglected & blighted neighborhood near the Oakland...
Ruth Barajas-Cardona - An Honor
BACR is extremely proud to announce the appointment of Ruth Barajas-Cardona to Co-chair of San Francisco's Youth Employment Coalition - effective January 1, 2015.  Ruth is  director of BACR's Youth Leadership Industry, and has dedicated herself to  empowering youth, providing pathways to their...
After School at REACH Academy
What does BACR after school look like at REACH Academy Elementary School in Oakland? Watch the video to find out!  
2014 BACR Fall Kickoff!
On October 30th over 250 BACR staff gathered for BACR’s Annual Fall Kickoff at the Albert Coro Community Center in San Rafael.  The Kickoff, hosted by Marty Weinstein and Mary Jo Williams, brings everyone  together to celebrate BACR’s past accomplishments, preview the upcoming year, and...
West Contra Costa school district receives full service schools award
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...
Island HS receives 6k from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
BACR  offers its sincere thanks to Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan for her generous support of Island's after school basketball program!
The World I Want
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...
Cautionary Smoke-Free Housing Tale: Costs of Inaction
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.
YFYI at the Youth Philanthropy “Connect” Conference
In July, 2014 Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) was invited to present at the Youth Philanthropy “Connect” conference in Anaheim. “Connect” is an annual national conference where dozens of family foundations attend with their children and youth grant-making boards to learn about new strategies for...
Great news from The College Dream Team this year!
In November 2013 College Dream Team held an essay workshop with our seniors with the help of one of our new Board members. At the end of the workshop we asked our students to say a few words about what they appreciated most about College Dream Team. To a person they all replied that they could not...