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- 11/22/15--13:18: _6 Things We’re Than...
- 12/02/15--10:30: _Why “Fund Passion. ...
- 03/06/16--13:37: _Are Our Youth Ready...
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- 08/07/16--10:53: _Listen. Vibe. Share...
- 08/12/16--14:23: _Avoid the Back to S...
- 09/19/16--15:54: _Not Quite Goodbye: ...
- 10/04/16--17:52: _Inside BAYCAT: Carl...
- 11/15/16--07:29: _Q&A with BAYCAT Aca...
- 11/17/16--14:42: _Why Donate to BAYCA...
- 08/18/17--12:38: _Harness Hope Not Ha...
- 10/12/17--15:32: _The Child I Never Had
- 11/16/17--14:47: _Gratitude Through B...
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- 12/04/17--16:16: _“I Only See the Typ...
- 12/13/17--15:02: _“Don’t Leave Her Ou...
- 03/05/15--14:10: Summer Film, Music Production, & Graphic Arts Teaching Assistants
- 06/01/15--10:23: 13 Days Left: Donate to Make Their Summer Happen
- 07/11/15--17:13: BAYCAT Grad, Bella Goes to USC Film School
- 11/22/15--13:18: 6 Things We’re Thankful For and Why You Should Be, Too!
- 12/02/15--10:30: Why “Fund Passion. Not Prison.”
- 03/06/16--13:37: Are Our Youth Ready For The Creative Economy?
- 07/24/16--12:09: Inside BAYCAT: Meet Alessandra Carter, Our Academy Manager
- 08/07/16--10:53: Listen. Vibe. Share. Change Their World.
- 08/12/16--14:23: Avoid the Back to School Rush + Support Diversity
- 09/19/16--15:54: Not Quite Goodbye: Music Producer Jason Valerio Makes His Move
- 10/04/16--17:52: Inside BAYCAT: Carla Orendorff, BAYCAT Media Producer & Mentor
- 11/15/16--07:29: Q&A with BAYCAT Academy Film Student D’Arion, 17
- 11/17/16--14:42: Why Donate to BAYCAT Today?
- 08/18/17--12:38: Harness Hope Not Hate: BAYCAT’s Response
- 10/12/17--15:32: The Child I Never Had
- 11/16/17--14:47: Gratitude Through BAYCAT Selfies Part 1
- 11/21/17--11:51: Gratitude Through BAYCAT Selfies Part 2
- 12/04/17--16:16: “I Only See the Typical Stereotypes,” Meet Alex Sorto
- 12/13/17--15:02: “Don’t Leave Her Out,” Meet Saleen Lee
BAYCAT is seeking energetic, creative and resourceful Teaching Assistants to be part of our education team for the Summer Media Camp. The ideal candidate is someone with some knowledge of media practices (video, music, graphic arts) who would like to broaden their production and teaching experience by assisting in our media arts classes. This is […]
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School’s out for the Summer, but BAYCAT teachers are working! We’re excited to start up again on June 15, but that means we only have 13 days left to reach our goal of 200 hours of instruction for our FREE Summer Media Camp. Thanks to our awesome donors we’ve raised 9 hours so far ($1,352) […]
Young BAYCAT filmmaker Bella Vallero, 17, has always been influenced by media, and dreams of being like the people she sees on TV. Now it’s her turn to do the influencing as she prepares to step behind the camera next year as a freshman at the University of Southern California. USC has the best film […]
As you’re getting on a plane, in a car, or busy prepping for your Thanksgiving celebration, here are 6 things we’re truly thankful for at BAYCAT that you can add to your list of things to be thankful for, too: 1. Our youth media producers’ creativity and inspiration. Seven films created by our youth media producers won 22 […]
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We’ve launched our year-end annual campaign: “Fund Passion. Not Prison.” At BAYCAT we believe in the power of education through arts and tech as the best way to inspire our youth to stay in school, find their creative passions, and be lifelong learners. For the past 11 years, BAYCAT has educated more than 3,250 low […]
Getting to Know our Newest Team Member on Youth Education, Media + More Meet Alessandra Carter, aka “Ms. C!” An Oakland native, she recently returned to the Bay Area and brings a huge enthusiasm for youth, education and social justice. Jumping right into the role of Academy Manager, she’s already on board leading our Academy for our first Summer […]
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First Album Ever Produced by BAYCAT Youth. Housing crisis. Election fears. Black Lives Matter. Today, our youth are navigating a world with big questions and few answers. Empowering them to use their voice through music and media to confront these major issues is more important now than ever. BAYCAT works with kids as young as […]
Streamline back to school shopping, and do some good while you’re at it! Back to school madness is upon us. The end of summer means school is almost back in session. As students head back to the classroom, busy parents are even busier making sure kids are prepared. Consider giving yourself or someone you love […]
Member of BAYCAT’s Music Program Pursuing Music Full-Time After an AMAZING 4 years at BAYCAT, Jason “Trackademicks” Valerio will be pursuing his music career full-time. Jason, a Bay Area native, will be splitting his time between the Bay and LA. Here’s a little insight into his future plans, plus what he will miss, and why this isn’t goodbye. […]
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Getting to Know our Newest Team Member & Youth Media Instructor Meet Carla! Carla joins BAYCAT as a Media Producer and Mentor, working with the youth and young adults teaching filmmaking skills. A documentary filmmaker, artist and educator, Carla has taught filmmaking classes with hundreds of young people in collaboration with organizations throughout Los Angeles and […]
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We got a chance to sit down last week with D’Arion and talk about how BAYCAT is shaping his career and influencing his life. We are so fortunate to have young people like him in our program and in the world. Get to know D’Arion and see BAYCAT’s programming in action! Q: Tell me about […]
Because our educational and training programs bring diverse talent to the tech, media and creative industries. Make their dream jobs come true. Help us reach our $85,000 goal today. In light of all that has occurred in the past months and especially in this past week, BAYCAT stands strong and committed to equality, social justice […]
Four days before the fatal deaths and tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, 24 of BAYCAT’s young filmmakers, ages 11-16, put themselves on the line in a nonviolent and expressive way on the stage of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema here in San Francisco. Building together a series of short films and animations on the theme of innovation, […]
I don’t know about you, but I was an awkward 13-year old. Like many young teenagers, I was dealing with a changing body, growing out my bangs, trying to fit into a new high school and finding my unique place in the world. Mom made enough money to move us from the housing projects on […]
Social media and digital technology have accelerated the speed in which we receive news, good and bad. My mornings often start with a jolt of anxiety as I watch the headlines roll across my phone screen. The barrage of recent bad news – natural disasters, violent tragedies and violations of human rights, makes me grieve […]
Did Part 1 of our BAYCAT selfies bring gratitude, peace and joy to your heart? We hope so. It’s taken a village of supporters to create daily doses of hopeful news here at BAYCAT, and here are just a few more of the many faces who inspired gratitude with us this year: A Village of […]
Alex Sorto immigrated from Honduras when he was 16 years old and is now a dynamic entrepreneur, an incredible filmmaker, rapper, graphic artist, and his signature on his email says, “Future CEO.” With English as his second language, he found his way to BAYCAT through one of our programs at San Francisco International High School […]
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As a Chinese-American teenage girl, Saleen Lee describes how being misrepresented and underrepresented in media is an isolating experience. When she walks down the street or watches TV and sees people in ads and popular televisions shows, she doesn’t see someone who looks like her. “I feel like I’m always left out. I am always […]