30 Reasons

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

As we approach DrawBridge’s 30th anniversary in Spring, 2019, we have been reflecting on the number of children we’ve served (about 35,000), and why our free art groups continue to be so important to so many. It seems best to seek answers from those who experience DrawBridge firsthand: the children who attend, their parents, our […]

Art for Everyone

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” – William Morris DrawBridge groups provide a familiar and trusted environment in which homeless and underserved youth can explore their creativity and express themselves freely. One young Bay Area artist understands the value of this, […]

The Gift of Volunteering

Posted on Aug 21, 2018 in Blog | 2 Comments

DrawBridge has been the lucky recipient of a rare gift: the hard work and big heart of a truly dedicated volunteer. Kathleen Keating. Kathleen recently made the decision to step down from her role on the DrawBridge Board of Directors. The impact and contributions she made on the Board these past eight years will ripple […]

Facilitating Joy

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Serving as a DrawBridge Facilitator Creates Joy for Everyone!     Susan Peterson is in the enviable position of witnessing the positive impact of her work. As a Facilitator for three weekly DrawBridge groups (most Facilitators have one group), Susan sees firsthand the value of the time she spends with kids. “We are creating a […]

Beyond Volunteering

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

We are very honored and grateful to have so many supporters helping to bring our art groups to life. Donors and volunteers form the foundation for our work, and some special people assist in both areas. One such person is Ophelia D., who not only volunteers in an art group, but recently set up a […]

The Art of Giving

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

By Bruce Burtch As a long-time volunteer and supporter of DrawBridge, an arts program for homeless and underserved children, I often reflect on the joy that I have received by my participating in this amazing program. I have watched the program expand, and as importantly, I have watched the children blossom when given the opportunity […]

Program Expansion and Support: Serving the Community’s Needs

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

With an estimated 20,000 homeless children in the Bay Area (KCBS, 2014), DrawBridge is continually expanding its services to reach more and more underserved children in our community. In our previous fiscal year, we opened seven new art groups, and have plans for seven more between now and next July. Our latest new partnerships are […]

An Artist Supports Art Groups

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Blake Jordan is a multi-talented artist and an ardent supporter of DrawBridge and its art programs for homeless and other underserved children. He has raised awareness of DrawBridge through donations, volunteering at art groups, and hosting fundraising events. Blake has a deep understanding of the organization’s mission and the power of expressive art. “Growing up, […]

The Children We Serve

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The statistics on homelessness can be frightening and overwhelming. In the Bay Area alone, there are an estimated 20,000 homeless children, with one in seven living in poverty. Official counts often don’t include many additional children and families, such as those who are temporarily staying with friends or relatives. We have recently compiled statistics about […]

Building Community and Acceptance Through Art

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The main focus of the DrawBridge groups is art exploration and expression, but one DrawBridge facilitator sometimes adds elements of cooperation and cultural exchange during her time with the children. Rebecca S. runs a group at Clara House, and with two Muslim participants, her kids recently created art projects focused on Ramadan, a holy month […]

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