Entries by Daniella McCormack

Avoid the Back to School Rush + Support Diversity

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 now 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 one […]

Listen. Vibe. Share. Change Their World.

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 […]

Inside BAYCAT: Meet Alessandra Carter, Our Academy Manager

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 […]

College Bound: Ramses Mosley Wise

Some people are lucky enough to find out what they’re passionate about long before the topic of college comes up. Ramses Mosley-Wise has had a love for film that grew into a love of filmmaking at the age of 12 years after movies helped him get through a difficult period in his life. Now 18, […]

BAYCAT Youth Win Awards Around Digital Equity

No matter the age of the competition, BAYCAT’s youth media producers continue to shine, and inspire, at local film festivals It was a clean sweep for three films submitted to “Truth Be Told: Justice Through My Eyes,” winning 4 awards at RYSE Youth Center’s first-ever film festival. Open to ages 13-24, our youth media producers won […]

Support BAYCAT as You Shop This Holiday Season

Check a few things off your holiday shopping list & help BAYCAT at the same time: Shop Spicer on 3rd or Amazon Smile Score some locally-made goods from SF artists as gifts for family or friends (or yourself!) and support youth education in arts and tech at the same time. Our friends at Spicer on […]

This Semester the BAYCAT Youth Ask “Is This Justice?”

Fall Class Looks at Youth Incarceration BAYCAT youth are back in house and ready to jump into one of the biggest issues affecting young people today: juvenile justice and incarceration. A brother, a cousin, a nephew, a friend. Most of of us have been touched in some way by the justice system. California ranks 11th in […]

BAYCAT Presented the Ellen Magnin Newman Award by SF Symphony

BAYCAT given Ellen Magnin Newman Award for Service to Community BAYCAT has been awarded the prestigious Ellen Magnin Newman Award by the San Francisco Symphony. This award is given to one San Francisco arts nonprofit each year in recognition of “significant contributions to community service and supporting their community in a meaningful way.” BAYCAT was recognized at […]