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Double Your Impact

Thanks to a generous match from Google, supporters who donate online on our HandUp.org campaign page before the end of the year, will have their donations matched 100% to double their impact on the lives of East Bay families in more »

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Playing Together Auction Items, Sponsors, and More!

Brighter Beginnings’ 9th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser is right around the corner! This year’s event will feature both a live auction and silent auction, a raffle for an instant wine cellar valued at $2000, a banquet more »

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9th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning

9th Annual Tennis Tournament & Dinner Fundraiser  Supporting Brighter Beginnings, a Non-Profit Dedicated To Helping Vulnerable Families Thrive Registration is now open! Purchase your tickets or sponsorships today. When & Where Saturday, September 24th, 2016 Moraga Country Club 1600 St. more »

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Richmond Clinic Open House & Health Fair

Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinic Open House & Health Fair July 29, 2016 | 10 AM – 3 PM 2727 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond, CA We provide low cost primary care for the whole family and can help you enroll more »

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Storytime & Clinic Open House

On the week of Dr. Seuss’ 112th birthday, Brighter Beginnings hosted a Story Time & Open House event at our Family Health Clinic in Antioch in partnership with Antioch Library. With a special guest appearance from Former Mayor of Antioch more »

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Our Newest Partner: Nonprofit Finance Fund

Brighter Beginnings is very excited to announce that we have entered into a new financing relationship with the Nonprofit Finance Fund! Currently totaling $750,000, this includes both a line of credit and term loan to support our clinic growth. This more »

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Playing Together 2015: Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a tremendous success! We are so grateful for the opportunity to spend a day connecting with our donors and building support for our work. This year’s event grossed over $70k, more »

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Playing Together ’15: FAQ

Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning: Event FAQ Thank you for signing up and being part of the 8th Annual Playing for a Brighter Beginnings fund raiser.  Here are a few answers to questions you may have. When should I more »

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Playing Together ’15: Auction Item Preview

Live Auction Preview   This year’s auction features opportunities to enjoy and explore Northern California, whether it’s with a trip to wine country, a weekend packed with San Francisco must-dos, a feast in Moraga, or a stay in Sacramento with more »

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KQED: Uplifting Low Income Families in California

Despite California’s rapidly growing economy, nearly a quarter of California’s children live in poverty ranking the state 29th in the nation, second only to Mississippi. Raising housing costs and static pay make it difficult for families to thrive, most take-home more »

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New Program for Stay-at-Home Dads Takes Root in Richmond

KQED’s Sukey Lewis recently interviewed Brighter Beginnings Fatherhood Involvement Coach Chris Gibson and client Travis McGee about the importance of home-visiting programs and access to family resource centers. Home-visiting programs have proven to contribute to positive outcomes in child development, more »

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Teen parents advocate for AB-302 amendments

On April 8th, Brighter Beginnings staff & clients of our teen family support services traveled to Sacramento to testify in support of AB302 before the California State Assembly’s Education Committee. ‪The proposed amendments to Assembly Bill 302‬ require that public more »

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In the News: Parenting Programs Turn to Fathers

The following story by Callie Shanafelt was recently featured in the California Health Report. Read on to learn more about Brighter Beginnings’ work with First 5 Contra Costa County to extend parenting & early childhood development programs to dads and more »

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Announcing Our 2015 Charity Bocce Ball Tournament

Charity Bocce Ball Tournament Benefiting Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinics When & Where Saturday, May 16th 2015 Check in at 8:30pm | Play begins at 9:00am Chichibu Park at 3116 Acorn Road, Antioch CA Corner of Longview Road and Acorn more »

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Comienzos Brillantes featured on Univision

Programas de apoyo para madres adolescentes Dec. 20, 2014: Las dificultades de una madre soltera para continuar sus estudios es complicado pero un programa las ayuda. – On December 20, 2014, Univision featured Brighter Beginnings (Comienzos Brillantes) in a national more »

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Thank You to Our 2014 Adopt a Family Donors

At Brighter Beginnings, we work with families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties who need help. Often, those needs are felt most acutely during the Holiday Season, when society celebrates gift-giving, and kids aren’t shy about asking for presents. For more »

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Playing Together ’14 Recap: Celebrating 30 Years of Service

This year’s fundraiser received an unprecedented amount of support. From selling out nearly a week before the event to raising a record $75,000, our 7th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning event exceeded expectations and we couldn’t have done more »

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Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning – 9/27/14

7th Annual Tennis/Golf Tournament & Dinner Fundraiser  Supporting Brighter Beginnings, a Non-Profit Dedicated To Helping Vulnerable Parents Raise Healthy Children When & Where Saturday, September 27th 2014 Moraga Country Club 1600 St Andrews Drive | Moraga The Details This fantastic more »

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Playing Together ’14: Announcing our Auction Items!

Auction Item Preview Persian Extravaganza (Value: $1500) Enjoy a Persian Dinner with wine for 6-8 friends in the home of Terri and Hamidreza Khonsari. Terri serves as Founder and Executive Director of Families Without Borders and Hamid practices as a physician more »

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Announcing Our Sponsors: Playing Together ’14

As we approach our biggest event of the past 30 years, we are thrilled to announce this year’s event sponsors! Presenting Sponsors: John Glass & Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Caleb Gordon, Craig Terashima & Charles Schwab Walnut more »

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RotaCare Volunteer Appreciation – 6/5/14

Can you believe it – that our RotaCare Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginning’s Richmond Macdonald Center has been open for one year already? When & Where Thursday, June 5th, 2014 | 5.30 – 7.30 pm Brighter Beginnings Richmond Macdonald Center more »

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Project Runway Antioch – 5/10/14

A Charity Fashion Show Honoring Mary Rocha’s Career in Community Service & Brighter Beginnings’ 30th Anniversary Check out a recap of the event here. You can find a full photoset available on our Facebook page – click here to view all more »

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Making Change Make Money – 4/2/14

How a Nonprofit, For-Profit, and Bank Marry Financial Sustainability and Social Mission Registration for this event is closed. What Is This Event? A collaboration between Brighter Beginnings, One PacificCoast Bank, Gelfand Partners, and the Association for Strategic Planning (Northern California more »

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Project Runway Antioch 2014: a Recap

Thank you for joining us at 2014’s Project Runway Antioch! We had almost 250 people in attendance, great support from our sponsors, fantastic turnout from local leaders, and of course, an amazing runway performance. Full photoset available on our Facebook more »

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Teen Success Facilitator of the Year –Tara Killian, MSW

Tara Riddle Killian, MSW, Brighter Beginnings’ Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, was recently honored as the Bay Area’s Facilitator of the Year by Teen Success Inc. (TSI).   TSI is a key ingredient of Brighter Beginning’s Teen Family Services program to strengthen more »

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Richmond Clinic: a Rotacare Recap

Have you ever wondered where you would turn for healthcare if – like tens of thousands of Californians – you weren’t eligible for Covered California health plans? While the Obamacare expansion is in the process of adding most citizens to more »

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Bank of the West Diaper Drive

Every family matters… and parents know – every diaper counts! The One Thing Every Baby Needs Diapers. While it might seem like the bare necessity, at an average cost of $72 per month, buying enough diapers each week is a struggle more »

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Adopt-a-Family 2014 Is Now Closed.

Thank you to all of our donors who helped us make the 2014 Holiday Season happy, healthy, and productive for our families throughout the East Bay. The Adopt-a-Family Tradition At Brighter Beginnings, we work with families in Alameda and Contra more »

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Playing Together 2013: A Recap

What a day! The only thing hotter than the weather (max of 89 degrees – only 5 degrees lower than 1958’s all-time high) was the great action on the courts, the green – and of course, at the Happy Hour, Dinner, more »

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Playing Together 2013: Results & Sponsor Shoutouts

Full photoset available on our Facebook page – click here to view all photos, and remember to like us! Please join us in recognizing the amazing sponsors for this event and our talented tennis and golf teams. Playing Together 2013 Sponsors more »

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Trayvania heads to college with her son Zion

Trayvania – or “Tray,” for short – faced multiple challenges when she came to Brighter Beginnings. As a teen mom, Tray was learning how to be a parent to her son Zion, finish high school, and grow up fast – more »

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UPDATE: Live music added to Playing Together, our fundraiser on 9/7!

Come join Brighter Beginnings at the annual fundraiser, a tennis and golf event with happy hour and dinner on Sat. Sept. 7th.  This year it’s going to be better than ever. NEW: We’ve just added some live music to the cocktail more »

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Board Focus – Amanda Feinstein

A board member since 2010, Amanda Feinstein has been a Senior Program Officer at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund for eleven years.  Amanda manages the Fund’s Economic Security and Safety Net grantmaking programs, which promote upward mobility for low-income people more »

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Getting a Chance to be a Dad: Father’s Day 2013

Do you remember your first Father’s Day? At Brighter Beginnings, we believe that every kid should get a chance to create memories with their dad or male role model on a special day. But since so many fathers and children more »

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Send a Father’s Day Card

Make a Father’s Day donation to Brighter Beginnings, where Every Father Matters. A donation to Brighter Beginnings will be acknowledged by a custom Father’s Day card sent to your mother or designated loved ones. Donations without designations are also warmly more »

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Join Us for Our 1st Father’s Day Event

We will be celebrating the kick off our program DADS in the Park! Ven y diviertete con nuestro primer evento para El Dia del Padre! Estaremos celebrando nuestro Nuevo programa DADS in the Park! (Papás en el parque) Tuesday June more »

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Heading Up Fatherhood….

Ignacio is a father, educator and advocate committed to community involvement and eliminating health disparities as they impact communities of color, specifically among Latino families, men and youth. Ignacio recently joined Brighter Beginnings as the Fatherhood and Community Engagement Program more »

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A Journey from Rehab to Employment

Brighter Beginnings began three new Fatherhood Programs this year – our PAPAS WORKS, Dads in the Park, and Foundations of Fatherhood. All three programs designed to help a different group of fathers or young men in developing their roles as more »

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Dad’s In the Park Update

Dads in the Park is a new Brighter Beginnings program that brings urban youth, specifically young fathers, outdoors to connect them with local parks and nature.  As Program Coordinator Vicente Lara explains, the program provides much more than a day more »

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Record Breaking Tax Season for Brighter Beginnings Tax Preparation Program

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program at Brighter Beginnings broke every record in its four year history.  Thirty-four volunteers helped to prepare 519 tax returns across the three tax sites in Richmond, Antioch, and Oakland.  Brighter Beginnings Tax Sites more »

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Lending Circles

Antioch First 5 Center is getting creative about how to help families save money and build credit.  Brighter Beginnings/SparkPoint Financial Coach Deana Balinton has been working with a group of eleven parents to start a lending circle. While each lending more »

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Meet Brian Spiker – Celebrity Volunteer

  Meet Brian Spiker: Ten Questions for Our Celebrity Volunteer When tax clients walk into Brighter Beginnings to file their returns, their first question is, “Where’s Brian?” The Brian they are asking about is El Cerrito resident Brian Spiker: a more »

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Cathy Akina – Senior Family Health Advocate

Cathy Akina is the Senior Family Health Advocate for Brighter Beginnings’ Black Infant Health (BIH) Program and one of Brighter Beginnings’ longest running employees. Cathy came to work at Brighter Beginnings in 1990 when it was still called the East more »

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Board Focus – Anita Siegel, MPH

Anita “Tessie” Siegel, MPH was the Acting Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department since October 2009. Previous to that she served as the Deputy Director of Operations for 19 years.  Ms. Siegel has worked to address health inequities more »

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Facilitating Empowerment through Education

Black Infant Health (BIH) is Brighter Beginnings’ longest running and one of its most successful programs. In fact, the history of Brighter Beginnings starts with the Black Infant Health program. In the mid-1970’s, the Coalition to Fight Infant Mortality publicized more »

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LaSaunda Tate helps heal financial wounds

East Bay Profile: LaSaunda Tate helps heal financial wounds By Heather Somerville San Jose Mercury News Posted:   03/11/2013 03:00:00 PM PDT RICHMOND — LaSaunda Tate didn’t have to live in the poorest community in Contra Costa County. The Los more »

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RotaCare Richmond Clinic Opens March 19th!

The new RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginnings has announced that it will officially open it’s doors to new patients on March 19, 2013.  The clinic will be open every Tuesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and will serve more »

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What do Bicycles and Rocking Horses Have in Common?

Nine of each was recently donated to Brighter Beginnings to share with its local community families.  Through a dynamic team-building exercise, Clorox employees formed working groups to assemble the bikes, paint the rocking horses and create t-shirt designs.  The exercise was more »

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Board Focus – Dr. Francine Jolton

Dr. Francine Jolton was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, earning her B.S. in Kinesiology from UCLA.  Dr. Jolton notes, “I received my M.D. from The Chicago Medical School.  I did my three years of residency at The more »

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Clinic Grand Opening Celebration

Celebratory activities for the new RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginnings are scheduled for February 21, 2013 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  Light refreshments, a live jazz quartet, and the program will take place at the Civic Center Bermuda more »

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Berkeley Board Fellows Welcomed

The Brighter Beginnings Board of Directors recently welcomed two U.C. Berkeley-Haas MBA students as Board Fellows. Through the Berkeley Board Fellows Programs nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to further their mission and advance the work of the Board, while enabling more »

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High-Quality Free Tax Preparation Services

Brighter-Beginnings is Offering High-Quality Free Tax Preparation Services FREE ONLINE TAX FILING! Want some peace of mind preparing your own taxes? If you earn less than $57,000 per year, you can get your taxes done for FREE! My Free Taxes allows more »

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Happy New Year!

Dear Brighter Beginnings Supporters, Thank you for an incredible year – we couldn’t have done it without you.  We are grateful to all of you who contributed to our success in 2012, including our Donors, Corporate and Community Grant Partners, more »

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Volunteer Translators Urgently Needed

Brighter Beginnings will be providing free tax preparation through the United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program. Spanish to English Translation is Needed to best serve our Spanish Speaking clients. Wednesday 5:30-9pm starting January 23rd (Richmond) Thursday 6-9pm (Oakland) more »

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Holiday Highlights

Despite the challenging economic times we are going through, Brighter Beginnings and its client families were abundantly supported this holiday season by the generosity of its community supporters. Cash donations flowed in to Brighter Beginnings from community foundations, social clubs, more »

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Dads in the Park

Brighter Beginnings recently received generous funding from the Stewardship Council and the Foundation for Youth Investment to develop a “Dads in the Park” Program (DPP).  The aim of this new program is to help connect at-risk and low-income teen fathers more »

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Cutting children from the budget now costs all of us later

Cutting children from the budget now costs all of us later.  It’s a simple calculation, really.  Protect now or pay later. The Children’s Defense Fund’s Be Careful What You Cut campaign is designed to bring the real dangers of cutting more »

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Giving Can Be Twice as Nice

You may have been one of many kids who set up a lemonade stand during your summer break to make a little money for – well, whatever it is that kids need money for. Recently however, I met two young more »

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Adopt-A-Family Registration is now closed

               

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Looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer experience?

Brighter Beginnings’ VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) program is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us for the 2013 tax season. VITA is the largest anti-poverty program in the country, providing free tax preparation to any Contra Costa or Alameda more »

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A New Approach to Maternal and Child Health

This very interesting article posted by W.K. Kellog Foundation does a very nice job of outlining the Black Infant Health (BIH) program and its new approach to improving birth outcomes.   What does talking about money have to do with more »

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We are overflowing with an abundance of volunteer opportunities!

If you are interested in helping out families in our local communities, we have a number of short term one-day volunteer opportunities during the holiday season.  Click here to read more about these opportunities or to sign up. In addition, more »

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Clinic Construction Continues

We are excited to announce that renovations are well underway on the new RotaCare Free Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginnings in our Richmond Family Strengthening Center at 2727 Macdonald Blvd! The RotaCare Richmond clinic project has been officially accepted by more »

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EHS Families Get an Early Start on Halloween

Our Early Head Start children and their families got an early start on Halloween with a lively celebration on October 26th at our EHS Center in Fruitvale, Oakland. Approximately 18 families and their friends joined the fun in painting pumpkins more »

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After the Violence, the Rest of Their Lives

Mariani Salmon, a Brighter Beginnings Board member shares this article with our readers  as it shows similarities in outcomes of the work that we’re doing at Brighter Beginnings.  One key paragraph of the article sums it up: “The researchers are more »

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Holiday Giving Guide

Great Ways to Give to Brighter Beginnings Every Day! What if you could help out low-income families in the Bay Area every time you searched the web, shopped online or even when you went out to eat? Thanks to GoodSearch.com more »

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Team Building Event Results in New Bicyles for Kids

 Learning how to ride a bike is a memorable experience but learning how to build a bike is even more more fun! The Product Supply organization within Clorox held their annual worldwide meeting in San Francisco in late September.   more »

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How Kids Are Doing in Your County

A new interactive, online report recently released by Children Now delivers a current and comprehensive picture of children’s condition in every one of California’s 58 counties. The 2012 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being presents county-level data visualizations that surface more »

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Outcomes

Here are just a few of our recent outcomes:   80% of the teen parents we serve graduate from high school (more than double the national average), significantly increasing their earning potential   Only 4% of the teen moms we more »

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To Our Generous Family of Supporters

At Brighter Beginnings, we see success at every level. Seeing the strengths of the teen parent, or the developing child, or the African American pregnant mom, helps to affirm their ability to have purpose and hope for their future. Our more »

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Alex and ALA Meet the Board

Brighter Beginnings (BB) Board Members welcomed two BB Program Staff and a BB client to its early September Board Meeting. Alex, one of the participants of the Alumni Leadership Academy (ALA) was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak to more »

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Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning

Brighter Beginnings held its 5th  annual tennis tournament fundraiser on Saturday, September 15 at the Moraga Country Club.  This year’s event included a golf tournament as well as the “traditional” tennis tournament, in addition to a silent auction, a live more »

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How Children Succeed

Check out this audio clip wherein Ira Glass of This American Life talks with Paul Tough, author of the new book How Children Succeed, about the traditional ways we measure ability and intelligence in American schools. They talk about the more »

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The Most Famous Single Dad On YouTube performed at Brighter Beginnings Events

You may have heard of Jorge Narvaez or seen one of his videos on YouTube.  Like many of the teens that come to Brighter Beginnings for support, Jorge was also a teen parent.  But rather than becoming devastated by this more »

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The Children’s Cabinet of California Is In Reach

Assembly Bill 823 (Dickinson) just passed the Senate Appropriations Committee and is moving to the Senate and Assembly floor for a vote!If enacted, the bill would create the California Children’s Coordinating Council (formerly known as the Children’s Cabinet of California), more »

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The Future’s Looking Brighter…

In the city of Oakland where more than 25% of children age 0-18 live in poverty and the public high school dropout rate soars at over 47%  a group of bright young students celebrated their first graduation.  These eager children, more »

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What Families Should Know About Changes to the Healthy Families Program

As previously reported, the final state budget eliminated Healthy Families, a program providing affordable health, dental and vision coverage to nearly 900,000 California children. These children will be moved into the state’s Medi-Cal insurance program eventually and will continue to more »

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Under $2 a Day in America

Living on less than $2 per person a day is one World Bank definition of poverty for developing nations.  Unfortunately, this threshold is increasingly relevant to the United States, according to a new study from the National Poverty Center. The more »

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Inequality of Opportunities Among Children Growing

Over the past few months, writers from Charles Murray to Timothy Noah have produced alarming work on the growing bifurcation of American society. Now the eminent Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam and his team are coming out with research that’s more »

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Not Just Another Class of 2012

On June 20th, 2012, at the Ambrose Community Center in Bay Point, CA Brighter Beginnings hosted a graduation ceremony for 14 teens who graduated from high school.  But this celebration was different from most high school graduations in that the more »

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Community

Because “it takes a village to raise a child,” Brighter Beginnings joins with health and social service agencies and other community-based and faith-based organizations to support our client families. Partners and Funders The following represents a partial list of our more »

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URGENT: Act NOW to Protect Children’s Health

Last week, the Administration and legislative leaders agreed to a short-sighted budget deal that includes eliminating a successful children’s health program called Healthy Families and shifting nearly 900,000 children into Medi-Cal coverage. Eliminating Healthy Families could recklessly endanger the health more »

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Teen Moms: How poverty and inequality cause teens to have babies, not the other way around

A recent article in Slate Magazine reports on surprising new research that shows that teen moms aren’t poor because they have babies – rather they have babies because they are poor. Read the full article here.

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Fatherhood could alter men’s behavior

Recent research finds that new fathers exhibit hormonal changes and, in turn, alter their behavior, which suggests that having children influences men in far-reaching ways. “We’re finding that (fatherhood) does have mental health, well-being and actual physical health benefits,” says more »

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Brighter Beginnings Welcomed by Bay Point Chamber of Commerce

The Bay Point Chamber of Commerce welcomed Brighter Beginnings’ Family Strengthening Center at the Ambrose Center through a very nice article in the June Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Please read the full article below: Welcome Brighter Beginnings! The Bay Point more »

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RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginnings Coming Soon

Helping to build a safety net for the uninsured in West Contra Costa County Richmond, California – May 21, 2012 – RotaCare Bay Area Board Members recently approved RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic at Brighter Beginnings, which will be located more »

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Bank of the West Continues to Support Brighter Beginnings’ Financial Education Programs

 Brighter Beginnings is pleased to announce our continuing partnership with Bank of the West to bring comprehensive Financial Education services to our client-families. Jill Gonzalez, a Vice President at Bank of the West and a member of the Brighter Beginnings more »

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Exciting new partnership with the Jonas Family Fund

We are excited to announce a brand new partnership with the Jonas Family Fund’s Strengthening At-Risk Youth and Families Initiative to start the Brighter Beginnings Peer Leadership Program. At Brighter Beginnings we believe that every family matters and every child more »

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Attend a House Party in support of Brighter Beginnings

To support our Family Strengthening programs, Brighter Beginnings’ Board Members and Supporters are graciously hosting parties in their homes to spread the word about the important work that Brighter Beginnings is doing in the East Bay. Attending a Brighter Beginnings more »

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Watch Brighter Beginnings’ Executive Director speak at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Watch Dr. Barbara McCullough speak at “Healthy Communities” forum On Wednesday, February 29th, Dr. McCullough participated in a forum entitled: Investing in Innovations for Thriving Communities and Healthy People, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership more »

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Adopt-A-Family Success

Thank you for making the 2011 Adopt-a-Family program so special! This year, over 300 families and over 1,000 family members in the East Bay had their wishlists fulfilled thanks to the amazing generosity of our donors! Local families with few more »

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Exciting new partnerships

Announcing new partnerships with the Louis L. Borick Foundation and the Dohmen Foundation   New donors the Louis L. Borick Foundation and the Dohmen Foundation made critical strategic partnerships with Brighter Beginnings at the end of 2011. The Louis L. more »

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End of the Year Generosity – Thank you donors!

This holiday season was especially bright for Brighter Beginnings and the families we serve in the East Bay.  The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for families in need—For Brighter Beginnings’ clients, a holiday filled with toys and feasts more »

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Serving Up a Brighter Beginning

Thanks to the support of our amazing participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers the 4th Annual “Serving Up a Brighter Beginning” was a big success! With your support we raised over $25,000 to support our fatherhood programs. These funds will go more »

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Partner Spotlight – East Bay Community Foundation

Brighter Beginnings is proud to be a continuing partner of the East Bay Community Foundation – a leader in funding the transformations of lives in the East Bay. Since 2010, Brighter Beginnings has been a proud partner of the East more »

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Congress to consider devastating cuts to Maternal & Child Health Programs

In the next few weeks, Congress will be making critical budget decisions that have the potential to effect maternal and child health programs for years to come.  A decision by Congress to reduce or cut funding may have devastating effects more »

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Voices from our Community

Kaeneithia’s Story “My Family Advocate really helped keep me grounded, and she taught me about new ways to care for my children. She encouraged me all the time to keep going to school, supported the decisions I made and helped more »

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