The Berkeley Times November 1, 2012 issue's front page article spotlight's BAHIA's celebration of the Día de los Muertos: click here to see full first page
First Prize - $5,700
"We are excited about being this year's Energize for the Prize winner because it encourages us to keep on saving energy, recycling, composting, and taking important actions to reduce our school's carbon footprint. BAHIA is truly energized by this award and we will use the funds to provide educational materials and supplies for all of our 11 classrooms." – Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, BAHIA Executive Director
Pictured left to right: Berkeley City Councilmember and Stopwaste.Org Board Member Gordon Wozniak, City of Berkeley Office of Energy and Sustainable Development Outreach Specialist Marna Schwartz, BAHIA Executive Director Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
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Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation 501(c)3. BAHIA primarily serves low-income Hispanic families in Northern Alameda County.
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BAHIA Inc. is funded by the California State Department of Education Child Development Division, City of Berkeley, First Five of Alameda County, Child and Adult Care Food Program, tuition and generous funding from local foundations.