Project Runway Antioch 2014: a Recap

May 20, 2014
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 »

Teen Success Facilitator of the Year –Tara Killian, MSW

April 2, 2014
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 »

Richmond Clinic: a Rotacare Recap

February 24, 2014
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 »

What Does Preparing Taxes Have to do with Health?

January 20, 2014
When Brighter Beginnings got into the tax preparation business five years ago, many people asked:  What does preparing tax returns have to do with health? We knew EITC (Earned Income Tax Credits), the tax credits low-income families qualify for based more »

Brighter Beginnings Annual Volunteer Gift Wrapping Party

December 3, 2013
We Need Your Help! Given the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Brighter-Beginnings Holiday Programs need your help to wrap gifts.  Volunteers have accomplished this gracious endeavor for our Brighter Beginnings’ families each holiday season, and we hope to do more »

Bank of the West Diaper Drive

November 4, 2013
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 »

Adopt-a-Family 2013 Is Here

November 1, 2013
Join us to make the 2013 Holiday Season happy, healthy, and productive for Friends and Neighbors throughout the East Bay. The Adopt-a-Family Tradition At Brighter Beginnings, we work with families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties who need help. Often, more »

Playing Together 2013: A Recap

September 23, 2013
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 »

Playing Together 2013: Results & Sponsor Shoutouts

September 20, 2013
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 »

Trayvania heads to college with her son Zion

August 15, 2013
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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