Tackling the Lack of Diversity in Technology and Digital Media.

BAYCAT is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides access, education and employment
for low income youth, youth of color and young women.

video production education diversity

WE EDUCATE YOUTH

BAYCAT ACADEMY is an internationally-acclaimed media arts school. We provide free digital media education to youth of color, young women, and low income youth, ages 11-17.

WE ARE A PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT

We train, mentor and employ diverse unemployed transitional aged youth, ages 18-25, and place them in major San Francisco and Bay Area companies.

BAYCAT Professional Video Production Studio

WE ARE PROFESSIONAL MEDIA PRODUCERS

BAYCAT STUDIO is the go-to media production company for socially conscious clients who want high quality video production and branding services in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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BAYCAT by Numbers

3,250+

Educated

We have educated more than 3,250 low income kids in tech and digital arts.

150+

Employed

We have employed and placed more than 150 young adults in digital media.

500+

Projects

We have produced more than 500 video projects and digital campaigns for socially-minded organizations.

50+

Film Festivals

We have produced award-winning and change-making short films, entertaining audiences at film festivals around the world.

BAYCAT by Stories

Liz

Liz left Nicaragua to follow her dream: to work in the filmmaking industry. Her dream has come true at BAYCAT. She is employed full-time as a Production Coordinator in San Francisco.

Brennan

Brennan wanted to become a filmmaker. At BAYCAT, he not only learned that, he also learned how to be an entrepreneur and opened his own production company, Four Times Films.  He was hired by Strike Anywhere Films & Barry Jenkins to help produce Facebook’s 10 Year Birthday Video.

Iman

Iman Rodney grew up and still lives in Bayview Hunters Point. At BAYCAT, he found his passion for filmmaking when he was 13.  Overcoming the odds of young boys like him, 7+ years later, as a young adult and graduate of BAYCAT’s Pathways Internship Program, he has landed his dream job.

Lamar

Lamar likes to draw. At school, and while waiting for the bus. He needed to find a place that would help him to express his creativity. “You will figure out your future, if you come to BAYCAT.”

Stella

Stella used to spend a lot of time watching shows on TV. Now she spends her time making them. She wants to share her story to help other teenagers.

Miguel

Miguel finds a second home at BAYCAT. It’s place that helps him stay out of trouble and to learn how to make cool media.

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