YFYI Highlighted by the Foundation Center
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
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
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...
Family STEM Night
Family Science Night is an evening of hands-on science activities for students and their families to do together. Tonight’s event focused on engineering based activities. We recruited teachers and parents to set up activities. Each parent/teacher organized just one activity and agreed to...
NBA Math Hoops: Cleveland Elementary School Event
NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game and mobile app that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State...
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...