Welcome to Bayside
We believe that everyone, regardless of background, income or education, should have access to a breadth of social, cultural and educational opportunities to empower and enrich their lives. This is what makes Bayside unique--and why, for 80 years, we continue to be a vital community asset.
Recreation, cultural arts, social services, community advocacy, and educational opportunities are all under one roof. A person may stop by the center for emergency food distribution or a senior lunch, spend the afternoon learning about Zumba or Brain Fitness, and stay on for a community pot luck celebration and dinner dance.
Bayside is a private, non-profit, neighborhood-based organization that serves the whole person and the entire community, focusing on needs, as well as interests. All too often language and income barriers prevent young and old from participating in programs others take for granted. We challenge and empower our community members to expect more from life, to advocate for themselves and others, and to achieve self-determination.
In Loving Memory Of
Yolanda Emilia Riquelme
(Asuncion, January 30th, 1942 – San Diego, January 3rd, 2013)
A caring and exemplary mother, a loving and joyous grandmother, a wholehearted and protective sister, a loyal and generous friend, a talented and committed teacher, and a brave woman striving for human dignity.
The time passes, summer is ending, autumn nears and we lose some of our leaves, some grow in another summer and others stay for many seasons. But what makes us happiest is the realization that those that fell stay near, nourishing our roots with happiness. They are memories of marvelous moments of when they crossed our path.
If you would like to honor Yolanda Riquelme, please consider making a donation for the creation of a support fund for the after school programs at Bayside Community Center in her name.