individuals. families. communities
BACR’s national service program enables AmeriCorps members to achieve personal benefits through engaging in community service. Communities benefit through services delivered by AmeriCorps members such as tutoring, mentoring, engaging in environmental initiatives and disaster response.
BACR recruits, trains, and places adults each year in jobs at community-serving agencies around the Bay Area and in environmental and disaster preparedness activities up and down the state. As part of AmeriCorps, a national, federally-funded community service program, AmeriCorps members commit to a one-year term of service in a full-time (1,700-hour) position.
Our AmeriCorps programs achieve two objectives. First, Corps members gain valuable skills and experience, as well as stipends to help with college. Second, youth and high-risk communities receive valuable services.
BACR operates four national programs: Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC), California Climate Action Corps, Sustainability Service Corps, and California Emergency Response Corps. All four are highly regarded by national and state AmeriCorps offices.
Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium
BAYAC AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service at partnering schools and community-based organizations, providing young people in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most high-need communities with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. Many of the children and youth AmeriCorps members work with are deeply impacted by the stressors and obstacles presented by poverty, disadvantaged neighborhoods, and under-resourced schools.
AmeriCorps members provide direct services to youth in the areas of youth development, health education, and other capacity-building activities. Corps members who are assigned to schools provide extra help to students during the day to help them stay on task. In expanded learning programs, Corps members help students with homework and support a variety of enrichment activities.
NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
ADOLFO RIVERA | MESSAGE ADOLFO
ALEXANDRA MURILLO | MESSAGE ALEXANDRA
SUSTAINABILITY SERVICE CORPS
Sustainability Service Corps (SSC) is a bridge-to-career AmeriCorps Fellowship program that delivers professional development to emerging climate protection leaders who implement projects related to sustainability, education, and community engagement for municipalities, nonprofits, schools, and disadvantaged communities across California. The project responds to two critical California needs under Governor's executive orders: mitigating drought relief and addressing climate change.
During the 11-month term of service, SSC Fellows have the opportunity to get things done by leading meaningful projects while also developing as professionals, growing their networks, and establishing a career in the climate field. SSC Fellows and Partners empower climate ready communities to build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for our people and planet.
JAKE SILVER | MESSAGE JAKE
CERC (California Emergency Response Corps) is an AmeriCorps program that provides emergency preparedness education and response throughout California. CERC members are responsible for deploying up to 4 times a year, anywhere in the state when requested by California Volunteers. When not on deployment, CERC members work with regional partners and focus on priorities such as helping local communities respond to, prepare, and recover from disasters; navigating the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic; working to combat food inequities in vulnerable communities; assisting educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment; and other services that increase civic engagement and social cohesion.
NADIA RODRIGUEZ | MESSAGE NADIA
As part of California’s comprehensive strategy to address climate change, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor created California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) – the country’s first state-level, climate service corps to empower all Californians to take meaningful action to safeguard the climate. CCAC offers many ways to get involved, including volunteering, taking action at home, and participating in a Fellowship program implemented by Bay Area Community Resources (BACR).
Fellows with CCAC serve as AmeriCorps members and are matched with organizations across California to mobilize communities, engage with volunteers, and take climate action. Fellows lead projects focused on wildfire resiliency, urban greening, and organic waste and edible food recovery, with ongoing training opportunities to develop professional skills needed for careers as climate and civic leaders.
ROLA HALAWANJI | MESSAGE ROLA
ANDREA ANTONY-MORR | MESSAGE ANDREA
ALEX WOOD | MESSAGE ALEX