Playing Together 2015: Recap

September 4, 2015
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 »

Playing Together ’15: FAQ

August 25, 2015
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 »

Playing Together ’15: Auction Item Preview

August 19, 2015
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 »

KQED: Uplifting Low Income Families in California

July 22, 2015
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 »

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

July 13, 2015
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 »

Teen parents advocate for AB-302 amendments

April 20, 2015
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 »

In the News: Parenting Programs Turn to Fathers

March 16, 2015
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 »

Announcing Our 2015 Charity Bocce Ball Tournament

March 10, 2015
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 »

Comienzos Brillantes featured on Univision

March 6, 2015
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 »

Thank You to Our 2014 Adopt a Family Donors

December 22, 2014
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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