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Game On

Earlier this spring, my role at Braid took me to new and unfamiliar territory: the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. This all came about because...
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Giving Back In Many Ways

Every year, Saige transforms a $250 donation into over $1,000.  What sounds like a philanthropic magic trick is actually thanks to her employer’s matching and volunteer programs. ...
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Only 61.4%

We’re celebrating TEN graduates this summer! Five high-school students, three middle-school students, and two elementary-school students—all mentored by Braid Mission volunteers—graduated from their prospective schools this year....
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“I’m too busy to volunteer.”

If you’re visiting our website, you likely have a heart for youth in foster care and want to know how you can support them… …but you’re also...
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Meet Alice and Jack

As a grandmother, Alice* felt helpless.  She couldn’t fix the challenges in her daughter’s life or save her from the consequences of hard choices. And now Alice...
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Why We Say Goodbye

Making the time and effort for healthy transitions is one of the most important things we do at Braid. [Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the second...
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Zoe’s Story

When Zoe* joined the Braid mentorship program as a tween who had spent time in foster care, she thought it would just mean more therapy. But from...
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Sharing the Love

Braid mentor Anne McCarthy and her husband Jupp Gill on their wedding day Foster care inherently includes relational grief and loss, resulting in...
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Jewelry for Justice

When Braid mentor Jeanette Wright was working in downtown San Francisco in the late 1980s, she would often browse through Macy’s high-end boutique stores. One day, she...
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It’s Time for Summer Camp!

Braid has a long relationship with St. Dorothy’s Rest, a wonderful summer camp beautifully situated in the redwoods of Sonoma County. This summer, it will have been...
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