Magical Bridge Foundation Kindness Ambassadors Ava Goumas (a rising Junior at Saint Francis High School) , Cheryl Tolomeo (a rising Junior at Los Altos High School) , and Isabella Koutsoyannis (a rising Senior at Paly Alto High School) were selected to joining the Teen Advisory Board for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As members of this […]

Welcome to the first-ever screening by our inaugural Magical Bridge Foundation Teen Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Board. With a generous and forward-thinking “Emerging Needs Grant” from the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, the Magical Bridge Foundation piloted a Teen Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (or DEI) Program as a special initiative with invited teen Kindness […]

Written by Boudewjn van Breeman and Kelvin Jiang, Kindness Ambassadors and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) advocates at the Magical Bridge Foundation. They attend Gunn High School. Boudewijn is a rising senior and Kelvin is a rising junior. Those with disabilities are often treated differently and inequitably in communities. Being stranded in our homes during […]

Written by Bella Chang.  Bella graduated Gunn High School in 2020 and plans to attend UC Berkeley in the fall.      During this new life with the coronavirus, the one constant is change. We have changed the way we work, the way we clean, and the way we live. But, arguably one of the […]

Written by Nicole Smith.  Nicole graduated from Gunn High School in 2020 and plans to attend University of Washington in the fall.      One of the primary issues we have discussed in the Teen Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Board is accessibility. As students at a public Palo Alto school, we have peers with varying […]

Written by Shauncy Lim. I‘m Shauncy Lim, I’m 19 years old and I’m a rising freshman at Foothill College. I was in the Futures program at Gunn High School and I enjoyed being a barista at Coffeeology, a coffee shop for staff. During my junior year I was one of the board members of the Best […]

    Magical Bridge Foundation recently co-hosted a webinar on Disability and Inclusion Strategies During COVID-19 with Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, to address some of the issues disabled and autistic people and their families are struggling with right now. Jill Asher from Magical Bridge moderated, TPGA’s senior editor Shanon Rosa ran the questions, and […]

  During this unprecedented time of shelter-in-place and uncertainty, Magical Bridge Foundation brought a consistent spark of happiness and joy to your home — virtually.  From March 21, 2020 through May 31, 2020,  Magical Bridge hosted FREE, Family-Friendly, Sensory-Friendly Concerts with artists performing throughout the country.  We have cataloged these performances so you can watch […]