CHALK Youth Meet SF Mayor Lee's Summer Jobs Challenge
2013-10-08
San Francisco Mayor Lee issued a challenge to San Francisco businesses to create 6,000 jobs this past summer for young people 16-24 years old. United Way and its Matchbridge Program funded 6 organizations to act as "doorways" to the private sector jobs. Doorway organizations were charged...
Home Away's Back to School Campaign has launched!
2013-09-25
Please take a moment to check out our campaign at - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/526337/email/4738313 A Home Away from Homelessness provides healthy snacks and dinner 4-days a week at Home Away. Sponsor a student! Your generous gift of $100 will feed a Home Away child for one...
Volunteer Spotlight: Chris McCoy, Americorps VISTA
2013-08-26
Interviewed By Cindy Magana, School House student at Home Away I understand that you work for AmeriCorps VISTA. Could you please tell me what VISTA is? VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty in America. It was started as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on...
A Thanks to BACR from the Richmond Police Department
2013-07-11
Although I am a fan of trees, there is one tree and subsequent surrounding area that has been a royal pain for patrol, CCTV unit, regulatory unit and of course the citizens of Richmond.  There is a tree near Nelson’s liquor  that over the past two years that Detective Oliver and I...
New Perspectives Team Provides Crisis Support After Tragic Car Accident
2013-05-21
Individuals of all ages, cultures and backgrounds experience a crisis at some point in their lives. Crisis can be brought on by a variety of situations, and inevitably, the youth our New Perspective's Marin team serves are affected by such a tragedy in some way. When this occurs, staff and interns...
Emotional Progress through Rapping
2012-07-20
For confidentiality reasons, we will refer to this fifth-grade student as "Student A."  "Student A" struggles tremendously in school, both academically and emotionally.  He has been given the diagnosis of Emotionally Disturbed by the district and has a history of angry outbursts, having...
Wheelie Car Program: STEM Learning Oakland High School Students
2012-07-19
STEM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Math) education made accessible to students lacking applied math & science education in the alternative school settings. The Wheelie Car program is a hands-on way to introduce students to careers in technical education. The course introduces a broad...
BAYAC AmeriCorps Wins in National Competition!
2012-07-19
On May 30th, BAYAC AmeriCorps was notified by Representative George Miller, The Corporation for National and Community Service, and California Volunteers, that the  program has been refunded for 3 more years. BAYAC is proud to be one of only 69 programs funded from a field of 330 applicants...
Teen Moms Earn High School Diplomas
2012-07-19
In June 2012, 18 teen parents have joined their peers and walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. Despite facing poverty, homelessness, and other hardships, these young mothers have beaten the odds and are graduating thanks to the counseling, parenting education, and support...
Over 100 Acceptances and Counting for 12th Grade Class
2012-07-19
After working diligently throughout the fall and winter to submit their college applications, the  12th graders of the College Dream Team (CDT) Program are now in the exciting phase of receiving admissions decisions. As of April 15th, they have received over 100 total acceptances from schools...