A Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted on Sep 16, 2019 in Blog | No Comments

When our Facilitators and Volunteers were asked what they liked most about DrawBridge, several themes emerged. The most frequent of these was the positive impact the art groups have on the children who participate, and how they supported and uplifted them: “The opportunity that DrawBridge offers children goes well beyond art. It builds relationships, trust, […]

Giving and Receiving

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in Blog | No Comments

Running a weekly DrawBridge art group can be both challenging and rewarding. Facilitators and Volunteers bring their creativity, patience, compassion, humor and generosity to each session, supporting and uplifting each child’s artistic exploration. For those who run more than one group, the challenges and rewards are multiplied. Susan Peterson facilitates three groups each week, and […]

Step into the Shoes of Dante Pettis – and Own Them!

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

49er Wide Receiver Dante Pettis has chosen DrawBridge as the recipient of his NFL My Cause My Cleats campaign. The shoes he wore during the December 16th game against the Seattle Seahawks (Niners won!) are now being auctioned, with proceeds going to DrawBridge art programs for homeless and underserved kids. The cleats are emblazoned with […]

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 | No 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 […]

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