Bay Area Medical Academy was launched and incubated at the Renaissance Center, a local entrepreneurship center funded by the Mayor's Office of Economic Development. Some of our first employees transformed their lives and became self-sufficient though their work at BAMA. Through a series of loans from Opportunity Fund, a microfinance organization, we were able to grow the school from a shared classroom space to two campuses with well-appointed classrooms and the latest medical equipment.
We Want to Give Back
We believe in the principle of “paying it forward” and wish to contribute in every way possible to strengthening the San Francisco Bay Area community.
To that end, we offer discounted tuition to non-profit, community-based organizations working to alleviate poverty and assist individuals on public assistance to become increasingly self-sufficient.
We Are a Social Enterprise
We strive for a world where everyone is given equal opportunities to succeed and move up the economic ladder and we believe that education is the best way to achieve this. Success in life is largely determined by the quality of education, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a four year degree. Today’s economy allows people with technical skills and problem solving abilities opportunities to advance their lives and careers.
Successful Model of Service
Bay Area Medical Academy's proven model of service consists of three key components: Social Support / Case Management, Technical Training / Education, and Employer Engagement. All are equally important in ensuring successful job placement for our clients.
On-the-job Clinical Training is integral to the success of our training programs. Put together in collaboration with employers, externships allow job-seekers an opportunity to test the practical skills learned in class and to "interview on the job."
We are an approved training provider for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) agencies, the Employment Development Department (EDD), Work2Future, PeninsulaWorks, the Department of Rehabilitation and many other government agencies. We have worked with the International Rescue Committee, Next Step Center, Positive Resource Center and other non-profit and community based organizations.
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation with our school management team, please email Denise Deslonde.
Bay Area Medical Academy Is "Best For the World"
Benefits Corporations are a new kind of corporations for a new economy. B Corps create higher quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our communities. Bay Area Medical Academy is in the 10% highest ranked certified B-corps according to their rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.