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The Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee is a nonprofit organization providing emergency financial support and other key resources for our colleagues in the Bay Area advertising and marketing community. Will you help us?



BAARC & AD2SF Partner for Young Professionals’ Mentor Program; First Meeting September 18th

For many years, BAARC’s Mentor Program has been a guiding force in our industry — matching mentees with a few years’ of experience with professionals with 10+ years of wisdom to share. The next session will start in mid-September, but it’s never too late to apply.

Because the program was so successful, we saw a need to create another Mentor Program — this one focused on helping recent college graduates find their way, with the role of mentor played by young professionals with a few years’ under their belt. This new program kicks off this September, with its first meeting on September 18th, at the San Francisco Main Public Library at 6:00pm. The topic of the first meeting will be Personal Branding.

Anyone interested in joining the Young Mentor Program, is encouraged to apply here.

Take Control of Your Financial Future: Attend Our Seminar On June 12th

Regardless of your career level or income, it’s not cheap to live in the Bay Area. That’s why more than ever it’s important to financially prepare yourself for the future.

Join BAARC & Charles Schwab consultants for a financial planning seminar discussing fundamental topics such as  Read more.

Calling All Mentors! Fall 2014 Session Planning Underway

Looking for a way to give back to the community — and share your hard-won expertise?  Then, BAARC wants you for our Fall 2014 Mentoring Session.

We have a great group of mentees lined up, but are in need of more mentors to participate.

Time commitment: You will be expected to attend one Group Session per month.  You will also be expected to meet weekly one-on-one with your mentor or mentee, and to complete a few required elements like a Mentoring Agreement, a Matching Application, and a post-program Survey. The time commitment required is approximately 16 weeks. The Fall session runs September – December, and meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

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From The San Francisco Egotist Ad Blog

“Most people don’t know about the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee. But you should – especially in today’s uncertain economy. We’ve all been through the massive layoffs (many of us more than once) and we know the unemployment line is just one client loss away. But the folks at BAARC are here to help.” Read the whole story.