San Rafael summer school sends robots full STEM ahead
2016-07-14
Pedro Ramirez, 12, sent his robot into action, moving its jaws forward to grab a green plastic block. When he tried to place the block on top of a stack of other blocks, it tumbled off. The Davidson Middle School student was participating in a robotics class with about 19 other students as part...
Smoke-free Housing Registry
2016-06-17
The ability to live in a smokefree home is a choice that everyone should have, especially those who are vulnerable with health conditions such as children with asthma.  Unfortunately for those who live in multi-family buildings such as apartments and condos, breathing secondhand smoke from...
BACR’s Partnership with NBA Math Hoops and the Golden State Warriors
2016-03-02
BACR is in its second year of our partnership with the NBA Math Hoops Curriculum and the Golden State Warriors.  For the 2014-2015 School Year, we had 28 sites participating across 6 school districts.  Our students showed a marked improvement in their math skills, as well as an overall...
San Rafael art exhibit puts focus on tobacco use and mental illness
2016-02-17
Mark Parker is trying to kick a bad habit. Parker, a 28-year-old San Rafael resident, has smoked for nine years, but the past two months he has done his best to quit. Recently, he created a motivational art piece made of cut up cigarette cartons that he pasted to a sheet of paper, forming the...
Math Hoops
2016-01-08
On Tuesday, December 15, the Warriors hosted Math Hoops Live in partnership with Learn Fresh, the Warriors Community Foundation and Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) at Sunset Elementary School in San Francisco.
BACR’s Smoking Cessation Program in the News
2015-11-20
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
2015-11-19
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
2015-11-03
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
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...
Edwin Diaz
2015-10-22
In 2011, Edwin was the site coordinator at SF Community School.  The program had some serious problems, including running a deficit.  Edwin was able to handle this very difficult situation in an extremely professional way, and based upon that he was promoted to San Francisco manager.