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...
Latino Council of Marin
The Latino Council is a community-based organization helping nonprofits, government agencies, community organizations, businesses and professionals increase their cultural and organizational capacity to create effective outcomes with the Latino community. Our mission is “to recognize and develop...
Headed For Graduation
The Youth Support Program (YSP) has been making a difference since 1994. This year the YSP Teachers, students from UC Berkeley, conducted two Credit Recovery classes on the Willard Middle School campus. The classes were for 8th grade students who scored poorly in their Math and/or English...
Colleen Johnston
Colleen Johnston is another great example of home grown leadership.  She started at YSP as a volunteer many years ago and, after graduating from Cal, it was my good fortune that she applied to become the coordinator of the Laurel Dell after school program in San Rafael.
Marty receives a letter of recognition from the Corporation for National & Community Service
On behalf of the Corporation for National and Community Service, I want to recognize Marty Weinstein, the CEO of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) for his demonstration of the true spirit of AmeriCorps—getting things done in bay area communities and developing thousands of AmeriCorps...
Summit at Gettysburg: Our Unfinished Work
Lissa Franklin, President of BACR’s Board of Directors and CEO, Marty Weinstein recently returned from the “Summit at Gettysburg: Our Unfinished Work”, held June 4th-6th. This event was sponsored by The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project, and supported by the National Conference on Citizenship,...
UNI - Youth Leadership's Newest Program in West Contra Costa Co.
In a pilot program, Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI), high school students from Samuel L. Gompers Continuation School have been working diligently to create social change in the community. UNI’s mission is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among residents of West Contra Costa...
Youth Funding Youth Ideas - YFYI
With funding from San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, YFYI staff are able to “re-grant” dollars to youth-led projects in San Francisco. The criteria for selecting a project to fund include a focus on community improvement, development, and change - all from a...
Lafayette Elementary School Boosts Science Teaching
Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her  drilled into her when she was young: “education means opportunity.” Although Scruggs-Smith sometimes doubted her academic abilities, the self-proclaimed product of the Oakland schools says it was a favorite Oakland Technical high...
Alameda after school students “Do Something” & make the news!
BACR’s after school students at 3 Alameda schools make headlines in The San Jose Mercury News: “Alameda students learn about the world of possibilities”.