Over the past year Bayside Community Center has developed many new and meaningful community partnerships. One partner that we are particularly excited to be working with is Thrive Public Schools. Our relationship with Thrive took a significant step forward on June 23, 2017 with the official ground breaking of a new state-of-the-art, joint use community center and charter school. Located at 2202 Comstock St., this facility will open in August 2018. In addition to this important development, Bayside has also cultivated a relationship with Miller Hull Partnership LLP; an architecture firm renowned for their community-led approach to design. As a result, Linda Vista residents are taking the lead in planning and designing Bayside’s new expanded location at 6882 Linda Vista Rd. We are so proud to be working alongside all of our partners and local grassroots leaders as we build and beautify the heart of our Linda Vista neighborhood!
Bayside Community Center’s growth and expansion will also include various micro-enterprise opportunities. We are especially looking forward to the Fall 2017 launch of our 100% solar powered mobile coffee cart. In addition to providing refreshments and healthy snacks, this cart will provide valuable training and practical hands-on business experience for young and emerging community leaders. Similarly, graduates of Bayside’s Resident Leadership Academy have already begun the planning stages of introducing Boss Boba, a new Vietnamese-inspired Boba shop and lounge within our 6882 Linda Vista Rd. location. This new venue will feature a fresh menu as well as an appealing design to our facilities north end offering abundant natural light and a beautiful view of our neighborhood to be enjoyed by all. We are honored to welcome the creators of Boss Boba and Resident Leadership Academy graduates as the latest micro-enterprise entrepreneurs to launch from Bayside. It is truly a privilege for Bayside to prepare for the future and serve alongside the empowered community of Linda Vista!