Happy 20th Anniversary Willard YSP!
2014-02-27
I am very proud to tell the community about the Youth Support Program at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, and the positive impact this program continues to make in peoples lives. I haven’t been around long, but I can definitely feel and hear the love that past and returning mentor/mentees...
Proceed With Caution
2013-12-03
The first electronic cigarettes from China reached the US market in 2007, and the Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) market has been exploding ever since.  They are currently not FDA regulated or approved for tobacco (nicotine) cessation.  WHAT ARE ENDS? These are devices that...
Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco
2013-12-03
An Implementation Guide for Community Health Centers Just published in September 2013, "Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco: An Implementation Guide for Community Health Centers" is a new, free guide to integrating tobacco cessation support in health care settings. Some of the topics covered in the...
The Great American Smokeout and New Year’s Resolutions: Extra Motivation for Becoming Tobacco Free
2013-12-03
Many former smokers have been successful using either the Great American Smokeout (GAS) or New Year’s resolutions – or both – as added motivation for making quit attempts. One of the principles of GAS is non-judgmental, open experimentation with tobacco cessation or reduction, even if it means...
Turning asphalt to turf in San Francisco with BACR After School Coordinator at Cleveland Elementary, Kevin Lacy
2013-11-25
BACR operates over 100 after school programs throughout the Bay Area.  We partner with hundreds of agencies to provide educational and enrichment services to students in our programs.  This article highlights one of our partners, America Scores serving a BACR site. After more than a...
Scores and ER Taylor Spotlighted on the Huffington Post
2013-11-25
BACR operates over 100 after school programs throughout the Bay Area.  We partner with hundreds of agencies to provide educational and enrichment services to students in our programs.  This article highlights one of our partners, America Scores serving a BACR site. Such a lucid notion:...
OUSD Newsletter Highlight
2013-11-12
BACR is one of the leading providers of after school programming in Oakland schools (and the Bay Area) where it's efforts stand out due in part to a flexible work structure- allowing staff to develop their own best practices for the community in which they serve. Furthermore, some of BACR's...
MLK Jr. Oakland After School Program Honored
2013-11-10
From The Oakland Unified School District"s November FSCP (Family, Schools & Community Partnership) Newsletter... "BACR is one of the leading providers of after school programming in Oakland schools (and the Bay Area) where it's efforts stand out due in part to a flexible work structure-...
First 5 Contra Costa Celebrates
2013-11-08
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors honored 15 years of First 5 Contra Costa on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013. First 5 invited contractors to attend as well. Supervisor John Gioia’s wrote on his Facebook page, “This morning,we celebrated the remarkable achievements of the group at the Board of...
CHALK Graduation
2013-10-23
The CHALK graduation is always a time for fun and celebration. At CHALK, we believe that young people can do anything with the appropriate amount of training and support. All of our youth staff receive 80+ hours of training before they begin work on the field. The CHALK graduation is a way to...