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Staff Spotlight: Gina Hernandez

March 23, 2017
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 »

Playing Together 2016 Recap

October 7, 2016
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 »

Richmond Clinic Open House & Health Fair

June 29, 2016
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 »

Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Storytime & Clinic Open House

March 10, 2016
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 »

Our Newest Partner: Nonprofit Finance Fund

November 16, 2015
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 »

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 »

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 »

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