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Bay Area Community Resources-DROC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine


3219 Pierce StreetRichmond, CA 94804 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR), promotes the healthy development of individuals, families and communities through direct services, volunteerism and partnerships in the San Francisco Bay Area. BACR's diverse programs focus on:

  • After School Programs
  • Youth Development
  • Alcohol and Drugs, Tobacco, and Mental Health
  • National Service
  • Healthy Communities
  • Fiscal Sponsorship

Discovering the Reality of Our Community (DROC) is a BACR Youth Development Program. The purpose of Youth Development Programs at BACR is to support young people to make positive decisions about their health, education, and employment. Youth development activities are youth-led, foster civic engagement, and promote community improvement.


Discovering the Reality of Our Community (DROC) is a youth activated, youth focused, alcohol and other drugs prevention program. We work with students at De Anza, John F. Kennedy and El Cerrito High Schools in Richmond, CA.

Using the environmental prevention model, we focus on community organizing and social change activities surrounding the issue of drug and alcohol abuse. We believe 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.

Through DROC participants learn how to lead, design and implement community assessments or "community mapping" activities; Based on the findings of these assessments students design a project to address the identified needs of their communities. Project areas include: media messaging, social norms, access to drugs and alcohol, law/policy advocacy.


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