These twin sisters celebrated Lights On Afterschool 2016 by becoming math champions
2016-11-22
One might not think that basketball can help kids gain critical math skills. But for twin sisters Patricia and Angela Rodas, that’s exactly the case. The Rodas sisters have become rather like local celebrities in the San Francisco Bay Area through their success in NBA Math Hoops, a...
Fall Kickoff 16-17
2016-11-14
On October 24, 2016 over 200 of BACR’s staff gathered at the DoubleTree/Berkeley Marina to “kickoff” the 2016-2017 year.  The theme for this year’s event included an overview of BACR’s Competitive Advantages - showcasing our expansion in our programs growth and...
Jen Malabag
2016-11-12
Jen Malabag is the Co Director of Medi-Cal Services for our Behavioral Health program.  We persevere, are dependable, and act with integrity?  This is Jen!  Jen’s work as a clinician is compassionate and driven with the client’s best interest at heart.  Over a year...
Martina McCormick
2016-11-12
Martina McCormick has been working with BACR National Service for over 3 years - both as an AmeriCorps member and as a staff member.  In Martina’s 3 years at BACR she has worked very hard to exemplify BACR's best practices.  She has never shied away from doing whatever it takes to...
Joyce Synnott
2016-11-12
Some people are such a complete package, that they embody all of the BACR Best Practices to their fullest.  Joyce Synnott is one.  Joyce is the Case Manager at Helms Middle School in San Pablo where youth, family and staff are beset by many life and community challenges. Joyce’s...
Kristy Kennady
2016-11-12
Kristy has been with BACR since our start in running San Francisco after school programs.  Given Kristy’s strong background and skills her first job was to address the challenges at Guadalupe Elementary.  Kristy not only got Guadalupe up and running, she turned it into a...
Pattie Williams
2016-11-03
It is with great enthusiasm that I nominate Pattie Williams for a BACR best practice award.  Pattie truly perseveres, is dependable, and acts with integrity. Pattie began at BACR 7 years ago as a line staff in the Marin County jail. She was promoted to Coordinator of BACR’s in-custody...
Announcing The Fifth Quarter Project
2016-10-12
It became apparent to me that there were a great number of individuals who, after leaving school were unprepared from the perspective of training and tools to make sustainable career decisions. This lack of resources and education has left large numbers of folks essentially paralyzed by the...
Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center Celebrates 20 Years Of Community Services
2016-07-16
A freshly painted mural on the front of the building may announce its presence on Noriega Street, but the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center is by no means a new addition to the Outer Sunset. In fact, SNBC recently had a block party to celebrate its 20 years of after-school programming,...
San Rafael summer school sends robots full STEM ahead
2016-07-14
Pedro Ramirez, 12, sent his robot into action, moving its jaws forward to grab a green plastic block. When he tried to place the block on top of a stack of other blocks, it tumbled off. The Davidson Middle School student was participating in a robotics class with about 19 other students as part...