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United In Mission

Like many of you, I have been struggling, in the aftermath of the presidential election, to make sense of the deep divide in our country. The day...
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Georgia On Our Mind

This fall we were invited to Atlanta to share the story of Braid. Our dear friend Martha Sterne is serving in her retirement as the interim priest at All...
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My Closed Adoption and the Movement to Change the System

Serena is a member of California Youth Connection, an organization that helps foster youth learn leadership and advocacy skills. She originally wrote this piece for The Chronicle of...
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The Creative Canvas of Braid

Last week we treated ourselves to an afternoon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The SFMOMA, which recently reopened after a major renovation and addition,...
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Musings on Our New Neighborhood

After almost two years of nomadic existence, Braid has secured an office space. Our nomadic existence was necessary, as necessary as it was for the Hebrew people...
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Mentor Measures

Braid's mentoring program is a little different than most. Our model matches three mentors with a single youth. This helps to prevent mentor burnout when working with potentially troubled...
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The Real Magic of Mentoring

We eat a lot of chocolate at Braid. In our first month here, we discovered Recchiuti Confections in the Dogpatch neighborhood and signed up with a frequent customer...
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Let’s Make Change

I was 11 when parents split up and I had to live with my mother. She was very abusive and really bad with alcohol. I tried to...
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Why I Watch the Warriors

It’s hard to live in the Bay Area these days without becoming a de facto fan of the Golden State Warriors. Whereas baseball allegiances are split between...
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Braid Goes to the Capitol

Last month we received a wonderful honor on the steps of California's State Capitol building. We were in Sacramento to join our colleagues and friends from California...
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