Thia Haselton
Thia has been a BACR high school counselor with the Tam District for over 10 years.  She is revered by school administrators and of course, her BACR colleagues. There is no task too difficult for Thia to accomplish. She can sit and listen for hours to a student going through a difficult time...
Ali Wohlgemuth
Ali is the coordinator of DROC and the Urban Nutrition Initiative - both youth leadership projects in several West Contra Costa high schools.  Ali creates exceptionally strong relationships with the youth and staff in her programs to ensure that they have every chance to develop great skills...
Mariana Lopez
Mariana Lopez has worked with BACR since August of 2007 as a Site Coordinator at San Pedro Elementary.  She stepped into her role at a school that needed to start building trust in the program again.  She quickly accomplished this by building strong relationships with the students, her...
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!
CalSAC recognizes LDI Fellow Christen Gray
BACR's East Bay After School Program Manager in Alameda & Oakland was recently honored with the following tribute from the California School-Age Consortium!... CalSAC is proud to highlight Fellows from our Leadership Development Institute (LDI). These Fellows are...
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...