Ledah Duncan
EPIC After School Program Coordinator Tell us about yourself: I am a Californian Native American, born in San Jose, and raised in Oakland. I have lived in various places throughout my younger years: Oklahoma, Hawaii, the East Coast, and on my reservation in Lake County. I come from a very...
Carmen Ruiz
Administrative Assistant - Gateway Project Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the Bay Area in 1994. I'm married with a beautiful son and a daughter. My interests include reading, going to the movies with my kids, and mostly spending time with my...
Emotional Progress through Rapping
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...
Collin Brown
Web Developer and IT Support Tell us about yourself: I am originally from Columbus, Ohio. I moved to California six years ago and joined BACR's AmeriCorps VISTA program working at the MYC Youth Center in San Rafael. I am an avid hobbyist, experimenting in carpentry, carving, guitar, hiking,...
Maria Vega
Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program Tell us about yourself: I was born in Mexico but have been raised in California all my life. I have a 2-year-old daughter and boyfriend, and they are the loves of my life. We are a beautiful family.
Wheelie Car Program: STEM Learning Oakland High School Students
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!
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
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
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...
SUNSET Tobacco Education Achievements
The SUNSET Russian Tobacco Education Project’s goal is to create healthier living spaces in San Francisco and San Mateo counties, particularly for low-income Russian- speakers who suffer disproportionately from tobacco related diseases. This year, we sought to reach our goal by advocating...