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DrawBridge friend and community activist


Since 1989, DrawBridge has inspired over 35,000 homeless and underserved children through weekly expressive art programs that are offered free of charge right where these kids live – in dozens of homeless shelters, safe houses and other low-income facilities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Through drawing, painting, clay, collage, and more, children ages four and up are given the opportunity to explore the playful creativity that is so important to healthy development.

Our Vision

DrawBridge sees expressive art as a bridge that connects kids not only to their community, but to a wider world of possibilities that includes enhanced creativity, joy, self-confidence and hope.

Our Philosophy

The guiding force behind DrawBridge is a profound respect for the innate wisdom of young people. We nurture that wisdom through art and creativity. We believe that being understood and valued gives children the freedom to grow.

Inspiring Joy, Self-Confidence & Hope