With Youth, Through Adversity

Side by Side is a community-based, non-profit organization serving at-risk young people and their families.

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Our mission is to walk with young people impacted by adversity toward a future with connection and meaning.

About our new name

About our new name

In our search for a new name, we talked to staff and clients about their work together, and the phrase “side by side” came up again and again. The experience of our direct care staff is of walking with the young person through their journey – not leading or following but meeting them where they are without judgment or hierarchy.

About our new name

Shindig

It’s a party! Join Side by Side on Thursday, May 9th at Starline Social Club in Oakland for a festive evening that supports our programs in Alameda County.

Spoken Word Performances ~ Hosted Craft Cocktails ~ Chef-curated Hors d’oeuvres

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Shindig
We are committed to supporting the successful life transitions of homeless and disconnected youth, and see the Real Alternatives program as an invaluable partner in accomplishing our mission to improve the lives of our young people.
Charles Kallgren, , President, Five Bridges Foundation
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