Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as President & CEO of Lincoln, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development.
We’re thrilled to announce our 3rd annual ROOT event and invite you to join us at our high profile event on Friday, April 28, 2017! The fun begins with wine and signature bites prepared by some of the Bay Area’s finest chefs. Next: a family-style feast and exciting live auction. Plus, we’ve got a special surprise entertainment on tap. Once the sun goes down, the after party begins. Get ready to dance!
Thank you to all those who made it out to ROOT16 ON Friday, May 6th! We raised a record-breaking $190,000! Your support allows us to continue the work we LOVE doing strengthening families and changing lives in our community. We are so grateful.
See photos from the evening HERE.
Join us at this free event focusing on Kinship families. Spend the day with other relative caregivers and enjoy free workshops for caregivers and teenagers. We also offer free childcare for 0-5 year olds and fun activities for youth ages 6-12. Delicious complimentary lunch and snacks for all. Resources, advocacy and information, networking opportunities - and much more!
Enjoy the first days of spring by coming out to a happy hour benefiting Lincoln's Oakland Freedom Schools (OFS). Mingle with a network of education, social justice, and business professionals interested in exchanging ideas on how to take positive strides in Oakland's education initiatives!