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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Education, Youth Development - Business, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: To empower young adults with adequate resources to achieve educational and professional goals

Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County, SF Bay Area

Programs: Educational: tutoring, drop-out prevention, and computer training. Employment: career assessment, job referrals, resume assistance, and interview preparation

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

It is with great pleasure to support such a worthy organization. Today's economy challenges everyone and any organization that assists our youths get my attention. I have been supportive of this organization for about three years now and it always pleases me to learn of there success with providing direction to youths that would not otherwise get.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the Founder & President of Beat the Streets, Inc. I am proud of the work we are doing in the community. We recently connected with transitional foster young adults and are helping them with resources to move them forward in life. It's wonderful to be able to connect with young adults to make their transition to adulthood more effective.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I started Beat the Street, Inc. in 2005 as a way to reach my neighborhood youth to give them something to do other than hanging on the streets, hence the name. It started simply with group activities and shared meals. Through mentoring, I gained the trust of the youth who began asking me for help with homework, job applications, resumes, etc. It was the youth that defined our services as they are today; educational, employment and life skills.

Where most organizations stop providing assistance to youth after the age of 18 or 21, our services are designed to reach the young adults who have adult responsibilities and don’t know where to turn to get the answers they need. We also provide assistance to locate resources that are not provided by our organization. We want to ensure our youth and young adults have the support and access to resources they need to be successful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tracy is the amazing force behind Beat the Streets, and is committed to providing our local youth with the tools they need for success! I'm so pleased to be able to support her efforts- Contra Costa County is so fortunate to have her organization in the midst!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit that offers real skills for real people in the community. The people who volunteer and receive services from Beat the Streets are sincere and effective at giving people resources, skills and alternatives to creating a fulfilling life for themselves. I am proud and honored to be apart of Beat the Streets!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beat the Streets has not only given me a chance to give back to my community in a family safe and friendly environment, also the owner Tracy has also helped me one on one with my resume which created an extremely large difference in the attention I have received from employers. I would have never gotten some many emails from potential employers had it not been for Tracy taking the time to help me out and teach me tips on writing a flawless resume. I love being apart of the volunteer staff I feel like I have a second family here that only wants to better the community and the people in it. For anyone who know somebody or is somebody who needs help with getting back in school, financial information and knowledge, support and guidance I would recommend that you swing by, you wont regret it. We are all here to help one another with no judgement. I love the environment.

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Jeremiah I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beat the streets was a important component in my life I was lost and confused on the streets doing lord knows what until I met this lady we called her Mrs Tracey she took me in like a son an helped me beat the streets by helping with resumes, job info, knowledge about life etc... I can say because of this organization I am a full time employee and a college student and I literally beat the streets this organization is truly a blessing and I highly recommend it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am honored to be affiliated and a volunteer and supporter of this non-profit through out the years since its beginning. Because of the hardwork of its founders and board members young men and women are afforded a alternate opportunity to reach beyond the streets and seek knowledge and mentor ships for a better future. Keep up the good work.

Reverend R. V. Washington Sr.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a member of the clergy, it is vital and essential to provide resources to individuals who seek to better themselves, develop skills and get education and training necessary to become a productive and functional part of our society. Beat the streets Inc. has been such a organization. I have known the founder of this organization for over 20 years, and I can attest to her tenacity and dedication to helping others.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Its amazing to see how much passion Tracys has for the kids in the communities we serve. Her vision, mission and goals are on target as she press each year to see a child go to college and beyond. Praise to Beat the Streets.

Norvella B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best thing about social media is picking up where you left off with childhood friends that you haven't seen in years. What's even nicer is learning that your friend is running a worthy non-profit for the betterment of the community. It all starts with great leadership, and Tracy Tate has the skills. I wish I could support her more.

ThatGirlRoxanne

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Tate and designing Beat the Streets first website back in 2005, so I was able to witness the organization helping young adults in the community with their educational goals, living skills and most of all giving them hope for a better future. It's a good feeling of security to know that we have community organizations and leaders like Tracy out there who's looking out for the best interest of the kids, helping them get back into school and on the right track. Beat the Streets programs has been very successful in connecting with and helping young adults in the community.