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Beat the Streets, Inc

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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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned Beat the Streets from my AP Manager - Tracy Jones. She started this because of having a son, she wants only the BEST for him. Like any other parent, they would like their children to spend their time wisely and fruitfully. Keeping them busy with other tasks of helping other youths or young adults or honing their very own skills. There are a lot of things that these young children can do and accomplish by staying in an organization like Beat the Streets. There is always room for growth and the organization is not stopping in being innovative or thinking of ways and means to reach out to young adults and youths who may be becoming distracted or out of focus. In several chitchats with Tracy, they are planning to have like a computer center, where All Young Adults are welcome to learn basic computer skills. More Power to Beat the Streets! Keep It Up!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beat the Streets, Inc. is an amazing organization and having known Tracy for several years, they have a great leader in driving our youth to success. It's an important cause to invest in our youth because they will be tomorrow's leaders and this organization does everything possible to help them get there.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is my esteem pleasure to support this organization for the dedication I see by a passionate Director to better serve her community. Kids are the future and investing towards their success yields high returns.


Maurice

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The amount of work and dedication that the Beat the Streets team provides for their cause is truly amazing. I have known Tracy Jones for several years now and her dedication, hard work and loyalty to the cause is absolutely unparalleled. She fights tirelessly for the youth of her community through the Beat The Streets program and many success stories can be credited to this amazing non-profit.

Beat the Streets has identified several necessary, basic resources that are unfortunately not made available to all families. For example, not every family is fortunate enough to have a computer at home to use for school assignments, college applications or job searches (all of which are crucial for the success of a young adult). Computers and computer training are just one part of the vital program at Beat The Streets.

Board Member

Rating: 5

While at Beat the Streets I established a great relationship with Ms. Tate and the other staff and youth in the Antioch community. I helped direct the facility two to three times a week where I met with the young adults daily and was amazed by the eagerness of the kids to want to learn and make something of themselves, but many do not have the proper resources to do so. This made me want to get involved even more which led me to become a Board Member and this is the one of the greatest opportunities for the community of Antioch to ensure the kids grow up to succeed and I could not be prouder to be a part of it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year, I attended a Beat The Streets, Inc. fundraiser. The event was an excellent opportunity for the other attendees and me to learn about the organization and the benefits it provides to Bay Area youth & young adults. Tracey Tate, Founder and President, shared her passion for helping young people and how Beat The Streets will serve that purpose. This is an organization that is worthy of our support and kudos to Tracey & Beat The Streets, Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Beat the Street offers a valuable contribution to an often forgotten segment of our society, and any support they receive will contribute greater to helping more families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great place to start with your resume and to search for a job. They have friendly staff. Beat the Streets puts their fundraiser funds to good use to help many people in the community.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Being a former member very sorry I cannot assist at this time. This is a wonderful non profit organization which the President Tracy Tate has done an exceptional job! I would like to commend her and hope the best for Beat the Streets.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Beat The Streets is a needed resource center to help youth in the community succeed. I have witnessed the young men that have utilized its services find a sense of purpose. It means a great deal when you know that someone else cares for your well being. The President and Founder of Beat the Streets has such a profound passion and dedication to this organization that it can't help but succeed!