Bay Area Leadership Foundation

“Great job to everyone who was involved in the very special project. The experience provided to the students will remain with each youngster for a life time. It will have an influence that will help shape their future. Thank you!”

Dr. Joseph A. Ovick
Superintendent of Schools for Contra Costa County, California

“I want to thank the TRI Corp. and Wells Fargo team for making an impact on the lives of underserved youth. Implementing the TRI business simulation model for high school students in some of the most challenging schools in the Bay Area was transformational! Not only did our students gain insight into the world of business, but they gained insight into their own skills and abilities. The exposure to solving critical business challenges, strategic thinking, and critical analysis, are all skills that will be invaluable to our students as they transition from high school, through college, and beyond.”

Vintage Foster
Founder and Chairman
Bay Area Leadership Foundation

We at TRI are personally driven by a deep desire to provide extraordinary value to our clients. Our management and consultants also feel a deep desire to “give back” to our community because we believe education and knowledge are lifetime gifts.

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TRI Corp has made great efforts to extend the reach of education and technology to students by offering our time and financial resources to support worthy causes. Read more to see how TRI is promoting 21st century skills to prepare today's students for tomorrow’s jobs.

Most recently, we worked with the Bay Area Leadership Foundation (BALF) for the third year in a row. The mission of BALF is to provide talented, motivated youth who would normally fall between the cracks with academic and life skills support. BALF achieves this through mentorship, academic and career exposure, and financial support. Students who participate in the program graduate to become productive members of their local communities and, in turn, give back their time and resources to the next generation of students. Established in 2001, BALF provides support services and financial assistance to enable underrepresented students from some of the Bay Area’s most depressed communities to have meaningful college experiences and graduate to become productive members of society and future community leaders.

TRI has supported BALF for a number of years at its annual fundraiser. This year with the assistance and support of TRI’s client Electronic Arts and the BALF Board and volunteers, we spent a weekend with four teams of students to put them through one of our business simulations. The students worked very hard for two days and learned a lot about business, working in teams, and themselves.

For more information, please contact BALF through its website, If you are interested in supporting this organization to help ensure the successful future of some of our Bay Area youth, there are numerous opportunities for individual and corporate involvement.