San Rafael art exhibit puts focus on tobacco use and mental illness
Mark Parker is trying to kick a bad habit. Parker, a 28-year-old San Rafael resident, has smoked for nine years, but the past two months he has done his best to quit. Recently, he created a motivational art piece made of cut up cigarette cartons that he pasted to a sheet of paper, forming the...
Math Hoops
On Tuesday, December 15, the Warriors hosted Math Hoops Live in partnership with Learn Fresh, the Warriors Community Foundation and Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) at Sunset Elementary School in San Francisco.
BACR’s Smoking Cessation Program in the News
Exposure to tobacco smoke — even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke — causes immediate damage to your body that can lead to serious illness or death, according to a recently released report by U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin.
YFYI Newsletter
As the wind chills and the leaves fall from the trees, we are reminded of the inevitable cycle of life. For many cultures, death is simply a part of the life cycle - a continuation. The annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition comes from Mexico and celebrations occur in November....
Public Allies helps restore Kennedy Park in South Richmond
With a lot of planning and one hard day's work, a team from Public Allies joined forces with members of the Trust for Richmond's Land, and Mayor Tom Butt to restore Kennedy Park in South Richmond. The long neglected park was brought back to life with new landscaping and artistic touches.  The...
Verna Springer receives After School Visionary Leadership award
10.22.15 - BACR is extremely proud of Verna Springer, Site Coordinator at Emerson Elementary, who today received a well-deserved honor in the award of “After School Visionary Leadership” from California Department of Education, After School Division. Each October during the Lights On...
Edwin Diaz
In 2011, Edwin was the site coordinator at SF Community School.  The program had some serious problems, including running a deficit.  Edwin was able to handle this very difficult situation in an extremely professional way, and based upon that he was promoted to San Francisco manager.
Andrew McKleroy
Andrew has worked with BACR for 6 years. He served two years as an AmeriCorps member at Rudsdale Continuation school, where he quickly stood out for his caring and attentive presence with the students, and his ability to form connections.
Teresa Nauer
Teresa Nauer has been with BACR for almost 10 years – starting as a teenager. She continually demonstrates BACR’s Best Practice of Perseverance and Continuous Learning . She began at CHALK as an outreach worker and like many young people CHALK serves, she faced a number of obstacles....
LaRee Marquardt-Byrd
LaRee Marquardt-Byrd is what everyone is hoping for when they hire someone---smart, creative, a hard worker, and funny. She does not wait until asked to do something; she anticipates a need, and comes up with a solution. She is fair-minded, and doesn’t ask anyone to do anything that she is...