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The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA. Together, we are implementing the community schools model to ensure that every student graduates college ready.  The Beacon gives youth the tools to thrive, while also strengthening the legs that support them: parents, family and community.  All Beacon programs and services are free and are open to everyone — especially students, parents and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, the Portola District and Visitacion Valley.  In order to participate, just fill out a membership packet!

Sarah Ballard-Hanson
Bayview Beacon Director
Location: Room 210.5
Teen Center, Prevention Services, Family and Community Programs
# of years in education: 10
Originally from: Lawrence, Kansas
Hobbies: I love to explore the outdoors, do yoga and spend time with my friends and family.
Addt'l Info: The Bayview Beacon advances Burton’s community school strategy by providing integrated student supports, expanded learning time and opportunities, and family and community engagement programming.

Grecia Mendez
Job: Site Coordinator

Reverend Ishmael Burch
Job: Community Liaison

Erick Nguyen
Job: Beacon Student Advocate

Nina Nevarez
Transitional Coach
Location: Room 200.1
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
# of years in education: 3
Originally from: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: SF Giants, 49ers, Warriors, Community and Mentoring.
Addt'l info: La Raza Unida

Mario Ortiz
Job: Program Leader - DJ

Ashley Milton
Job: Program Leader - Cheerleading


Vanessa Brakey
Job: Associate Director of Beacon

Emily Cobbey
Job: Prevention Services Coordinator

Alexa Barry
Job: Operations Coordinator

Zenaida Barr
Job: Beacon Student Advocate

Jan Ramirez
Job: Program Leader