San Francisco Bay Area

Since 1997, the San Francisco Bay Area office has grown a network of over 7,000 middle- and high-school educators throughout the Bay Area. Our deep work with teachers reaches more than 520,000 students each year in 997 public, independent, and religious schools.


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Apply for a Northern California Teaching Grant

This grant is for teams of educators from Northern California schools to attend a local seminar in the summer of 2020 and recieve professional development and teaching resources valued at more than $10,000!

News and Announcements

May 29, 2020

Having watched the events of the last week: the indignity Christian Cooper experienced, George Floyd's death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis and around the country—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color and reinforces long standing inequities—we are hurting and grieving. A message from Facing History President and CEO, Roger Brooks.

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Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Nicole Tancioco & Julie Panebianco of James Logan High School - Union City, CA

Students build empathy using a five-step service learning project on an issue that is important to them. From this, they see that they are agents of change and realize they can make an impact in their community.

Brittany Redgate of San Mateo Middle College - San Mateo, CA

A design challenge that requires students to listen to and define the needs of community members who hold diverse opinions around an issue. Students learn to invite everyone to be part of the solution.

Bayard Nielsen of Notre Dame High School - San Jose, CA

Students speak with local Spanish-speaking day workers to hear first-person immigrant stories. They are given the chance to interact with people outside of their normal circles and see people as individuals and not as groups.


Facing History, San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board


Judy Goldman, Chair*

Ida Abbott
Caretha Coleman*
Edda Collins Coleman*
Asha S. Collins, Ph.D.
Barbara Elsberg
Debra Engel*
Sandra Feldman
Kaye Foster
Diane Holt Frankle
Michael Gallagher
Marina Gorbis
Barbara Harriman
Judy Heyboer**
Marianne Jackson
Vasu Jakkal
Rosemary Kamei
Christopher Lovest
Deborah Mueller
Laura Murawczyk
Joni Podolsky
Barbara Reiss-Snyder
Joshua Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D.
Susie Richardson*
Mansi Shah
Connie Shapiro**
Paul Sinclair
Alejandra Siroka
Barbara Sonneborn
Sharman Spector-Angel
R. Zachary Wasserman
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
Jayne Williams
Alberto Villaluna
Jane Zinner
Gloria Brown, Emeritus
Dennis Driver, Emeritus
Karen Kronick, Emeritus
Hal Luft, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
**Leadership Council

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