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​"Frame It Up!" Contest Delights in Atascadero

February 18, 2013


Five volunteer teams competed to frame a home in the fastest time through
Peoples' Self-Help Housing's first ever "Frame It Up!" competition. Teams of about 15 members each competed while helping out at the El Camino Oaks subdivision, which is bringing 24 affordable homes to north Atascadero.

The framing contest was designed to help families finish the framing stage of their projects and to create a sense of community within the neighborhood, sponsors, and volunteers. Similar competitions have been held nationally.  The Wells Fargo, Inc. team invited youth from the Bakari Mentoring Program to participate on their team.

Mothers Day Flower Give Away

May 8, 2015

Wells Fargo, Inc., the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, and Bakari Program youth, mentors, and staff handed out 1,000 flowers to mothers at SLO Farmers Farmers Market.

Thank you to Wells Fargo, Inc. for sponsoring the event and Eufloria Flowers for the beautiful roses!

​SLO takes a walk on wild side … in heels
May 26, 2015

Another station was the nail polish self-service center, where male and female participants had their toes painted for the mile-long walk in high heels.


Young adults from The Bakari Program, which aims to help at-risk youth, volunteered at the station.  The event is a way for people who have been a victim of sexual assault to become more aware of the resources available to them.

​"Uncork the Possibilities!" Author, Barbara Mc Nally Hosts Book Signing of "Unbridled" at Wild Horse Winery: All Proceeds to Benefit The Bakari Mentoring Program 

March 16, 2014



​Bakari Mentoring Program to Implement College Bound Component for High School Females
August 11, 2014

The Women's Legacy Fund, an endowment used to provide funding to organizations that empower women and girls, gave $25,000 in grants to five San Luis Obispo County nonprofit organizations at its 12th annual luncheon.


The Bakari Project received the largest grant — $7,500 — to help implement a year-long college preparation program for at-risk high school girls. Bakari, which is derived from the Swahili language, means “One who will succeed.” The program, overseen by Cal Poly psychology and child development professor Roslyn M. Caldwell, offers intervention and prevention for youth age 14 to 17 years old.  

The Women’s Legacy Fund, an endowment of nearly $1 million, is held at the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.

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