Author Archives: Lucy Rios

Basket Brigades

Basket Brigade began as a philanthropic project of inspirational speaker Tony Robbins. There are many different ways that this concept can be implemented. Brighter Beginnings’ experience with this activity has been as a collaborator with a Piedmont Girl Scout Troop more »

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Richmond Family Health Clinic: Mural

If you’ve recently gone to visit the Richmond Family Health Clinic you might have noticed a beautiful Mural on the side of our building. Thanks to the Founding Director of the Bay Area Mural Festival Sarah Siskin, Brighter Beginnings was more »

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Playing Together 2017 Recap

Thank You Thank you to everyone who made our 10th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser a success. With your support, we were able to raise over $47,000 for our work with vulnerable East Bay Families. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank more »

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Staff Spotlight: Gina Hernandez

In 1989, Gina Hernandez applied for an Administrative Assistant position at The Perinatal Council, a family services organization focused on reducing the high infant mortality rate among African Americans in Oakland. Since then, The Perinatal Council has grown to provide more »

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Playing Together 2016 Recap

Thank You Thank you to everyone who made our 9th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser a success. With your support, we were able to raise $70,000 for our work with vulnerable East Bay Families. Congratulations to this more »

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