Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Discovering the Reality of Our Community (DROC) is a youth activated, youth focused, alcohol and other drugs prevention program located in El Cerrito, De Anza and Kennedy High Schools. Using the environmental prevention model, we focus on community organizing and social change activities surrounding the issue of drug and alcohol abuse. It is our belief that by helping young people understand their own potential to affect change not just in their lives, but in their communities, we are facilitating the development of self-activated young adults who will make healthy choices about their futures.

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3219 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA. 94804

Alison Wohlgemuth

DROC Director

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  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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