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, and engaging in environmental initiatives.
BACR recruits, trains, and places adults each year in jobs at youth-serving agencies around the Bay Area and in environmental 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 three national programs: Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC), Climate Corps, and California for All/LISTOS. All three 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
CLIMATE CORPS AMERICORPS
Climate Corps AmeriCorps (CCAC) is a bridge-to-career program that delivers professional development to emerging climate protection leaders who implement projects related to water, energy, and waste reduction for municipalities and nonprofits across California. The project responds to two critical California needs under Governor executive orders: mitigating drought relief and addressing climate change.
Corps members are placed statewide and work with both individual homeowners and government institutions to provide education and support specific activities and policies aimed at the reduction of water usage and energy and waste usage. Corps members also provide education to students, grades K-12, so that they are aware of and undertake activities to support these initiatives. Furthermore, Corps members conduct public outreach campaigns to increase public awareness of and commitment to the initiative’s water usage and environmental stewardship goals.
ZOE LAVENTHOL | MESSAGE ZOE
JAKE SILVER | MESSAGE JAKE
The California for All AmeriCorps/LISTOS (“prepare, be ready”) program is part of the Governor’s statewide Emergency Preparedness campaign that prepares California citizens to be more effective at responding to environmental disasters. Serving as lead agency, BACR partners with nonprofit organizations in Lake, Shasta, Fresno, Tulare, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
AmeriCorps members provide outreach and education to these communities including in-person outreach and tabling and presentations at community events. The program also has a self-paced online program that is available to members of these communities. In addition, the program enables Corps members to be deployed during actual disasters to provide appropriate assistance to organizations directly managing the disaster response.