We Exist To End Inequality And Racism
Through The Art Of Visual Storytelling

BAYCAT is a nonprofit social enterprise based in San Francisco that provides education, create jobs and access
to low-income youth, youth of color and young women who want to become storytellers and filmmakers.

We Create Access

Too often, women and people of color work hard, believe in themselves, don’t give up, lean in
and yet still aren’t hired.

At BAYCAT we are changing that. We are literally changing the face of the creative industries
by providing free digital media arts education and paid workforce training.

BAYCAT Youth Media Programs


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.

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BAYCAT Young Adults Pathway


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

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BAYCAT Professional Video Production Studio


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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  • The story behind BAYCAT

    Villy Wang is in the business of rewriting stereotypes, empowering youth of color to take back their narratives through storytelling. In this moving TED Talk, our founder and CEO explains how she developed a program to train kids in filmmaking so they can create new, authentic stories and break the cycle of bias perpetuated in media.

BAYCAT by Numbers



We have educated more than 4,000 low income kids in tech and digital arts.



We have employed and placed more than 200 young adults in digital media.



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


Film Festivals

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

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