April 20, 2022
CARECEN SF, Instituto Familiar de la Raza and HOMEY proudly launch the RAMA Blueprints Podcast series, which aims to capture the oral history of the legendary Real Alternatives Program (RAP), founded by Jim Queen in 1969. Through research, first hand interviews and archival footage, RAMA Blueprints Podcast series tells the story of how RAP, a revolutionary youth service organization, advocated for youth empowerment through leadership development and self-determination. Generations of San Francisco community leaders were trained while at RAP and to this day many work in leadership positions within community services locally and nationwide. Its legacy includes being one of the most pivotal youth service providers to influence both city, state and nation wide policies utilized by other city governments and organizations.