Help Kids Reconnect Through Art

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Events, News & Events | No Comments
Help Kids Reconnect Through Art

Help ensure DrawBridge can reopen safely and meet the increasing demand for services that reach the most kids.

Meet Tracy Bays-Boothe, the New Executive Director of DrawBridge

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 in Blog, News, News & Events | No Comments

Accomplished arts educator and non-profit leader joins Bay Area organization.

Staff Profile: Sarah Yazdani Makes Art Happen

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Sarah Yazdani, Program Manager of DrawBridge, has been guiding the art groups for over a year now, and what a year it has been!  Sarah is both a social worker and an artist, so she intrinsically understands the value of expressive art groups. I always had art around me growing up, and still love to […]

Community Connections: DrawBridge + Twitter

Posted on Jun 16, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

On your markers, get crayons, and go! Pens, paper and imaginations dominated the DrawBridge/Twitter for Good virtual art group, with drawings made by Twitter employees and their children. DrawBridge Facilitator Marianne Owens and Volunteer Jill Hoefgen led 50 participants through a variety of inventive warm-up exercises, including coloring hand silhouettes, abstract line doodles, one-minute speed […]

DrawBridge Stands With Our Underserved Communities

Posted on Jun 9, 2020 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Our frontline facilitators and volunteers see first-hand the devastating impact of inequality in the social, education, health care and justice systems on which our country is built. These broken systems have a profound effect on every child we serve.

Keeping Connected During Covid-19

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

    In spite of restrictions required by shelter-in-place, DrawBridge is working to make sure the children we serve are still supported and have access to art experiences. About 275 personalized care packages with art materials and project ideas have been packed and delivered to many of our sites, with 190 more in the works. […]

Marriott Marquis Partners with DrawBridge to Support Local Community

Posted on Mar 6, 2020 in Blog, News | No Comments

With a strong commitment to making a positive impact in its SoMa neighborhood, San Francisco Marriott Marquis has partnered with DrawBridge to raise awareness and funds in support of the city’s growing number of homeless children.

Enriching Life Through Art

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog, Events, News & Events | No Comments

Growing up, Blake Jordan was a budding artist who struggled alone to express himself creatively. As an adult, he was instantly attracted to DrawBridge. “Art provides a medium for safely expressing emotion and creates opportunities for connecting with others, which can be challenging for kids.” Creative exploration can help build confidence, and DrawBridge provides the setting for that exploration to nearly 1000 homeless and underserved kids each […]

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 […]

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