After School Program



The after school program at the Bret Harte Community Academy offers a wide variety of classes and activities for students. The BHCA is located in the brown portable on the campus’ blacktop.


 For information contact:   (510)879-3639


Hours of Operation: 12:30 pm – 6:15 pm, Monday - Friday


Director:  Geri Murphy, Ph.D.


Academic Coach:  Pearlena Erata


AmeriCorps Volunteers:  Tamika Anderson and Raquel Vargas


Program Database Coordinator:  Arlen Ginsburg


Homework Club Team:  Patrick Davies and Jon Emrick


Therapists:  Maria Morelli, Fred Finch Youth Center (M-F) and Bochan Huy, Asian Community Mental Health Services (T,Th,F) Collaborative


Meetings:   Monthly on the second Monday


Winter Family Celebration: Thursday, January 26, 2006 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Dinner and Performances!)



         Fall/Winter:  August 29, 2005 – January 27, 2006

         Winter/Spring:   January 30, 2006 – June 9, 2006


 End-0f-the Year Celebration:  Date(s) TBA



These are all in Microsoft Word Format:

Download Fall 05-06 Application

Download Fall Program Schedule 2005

Download Program Descriptions 2005





The Bret Harte Community Academy was founded eight years ago by the Bret Harte Community Collaborative to provide needed after school programs for Bret Harte students.  Programs are offered in five disciplines:  Arts, Science and Technology, Leadership, Sports and a Youth Center.  In addition, counseling services are available for individuals and groups.

The Bret Harte Community Collaborative is a collaborative partnership of over 32 community organizations, public agencies, city department, parents, students, neighborhood groups and other concerned individuals.  The Bret Harte Community Academy is funded through a variety of federal, state and city grants.  The Oakland Fund for Children is currently the primary funding source. Everyone is invited to come and get involved!