Building Peaceful Families celebrates, educates, and inspires individuals through programs that help them become more involved, responsible, and committed family and community members.



Founded in 2004 by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sharon Chatman, Building Peaceful Families has provided programs in our community that enrich the lives of men, women, and children. By encouraging, educating, honoring, and engaging parents and other role models, we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of Bay Area children.  



BPF specifically targets the underserved in our community - grandparents raising their own grandchildren, father and father figures, single parents, parents in the criminal justice system, teenage fathers and mothers, and people with physical challenges. We know that by making a positive impact on an adult, we will positively influence the life of a child.


It is difficult to adequately express the importance of the BPF mission, and the determination and passion we feel for what we do. By treating every one of our program participants with dignity and respect, we are actively striving to build peaceful families in the San Francisco Bay Area.



Nominations Are Now


Golden Grandmothers Recognition Awards


On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, Building Peaceful Families will honor 30 grandmothers who have set aside their own retirement plans to raise their grandchildren.  These selfless women often go unrecognized and unappreciated for the sacrifices they make to keep their family together.  




To learn more about the Golden Grandmothers Recognition Awards and to nominate a grandmother, click here.  

Still I Rise Phenomenal Women's Award Luncheon

September 29, 2019



BPF Board Member

Jesse Hernandez!!!




We are thrilled to announce BPF Board Member Jesse Hernandez has been promoted to Assistant Theater General Manager for Theater San Jose. Jesse started his career in 1990 at the Convention Center - before it was TSJ - as a custodian and continued to advance his career in Facilities. In 2011 he was promoted to Theater Operations Manager and again in 2013 to Theater Event Services Manager. Jesse has been in his most recent position as Sr. Event Services Manager since 2018.

Jesse is a true success story - CONGRATULATIONS!

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Campbell, CA 95009-0261

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Building Peaceful Families does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation,

age, physical or mental disability, in our programs, services, policies, hiring practices and administration.