Bright Communities: Social Emotional Learning at Home

Tools for caregivers to support our youth and children in positive development with emotions, communications and relationships.

SEL Partner Organizations

Changing Children's Worlds Foundation

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Mission

The Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation (CCWF) mission is for every child and adolescent to be supported in positive development by caregivers and professionals within loving, non-violent families and peaceful communities. Through parent groups and educational workshops we strive to promote a sense of community and foster empathy and restorative justice for all. Our special Youth mission is for our “The Best Start: All About YOUth” program to support Youth to succeed by providing a stimulating social/emotional learning experience that strengthens students’ knowledge, confidence and capacity to succeed not only at school, but also at home. And this is especially needed by youth in the current COVID-impacted era.

Geographic Location Served

Chicago Metropolitan Area and beyond

Audience Served

CCWF works in schools, mental health agencies, community organizations, jails/detention centers, social services and others, support social/emotional skills and social advancement for parents and children, especially in communities with high levels of poverty, exclusion and violence.

Enlace Chicago

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Mission

Enlace convenes, organizes and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access.

Geographic Location Served

Little Village, which roughly shares the boundaries of the Chicago Community Area of South Lawndale, is located east of Western Avenue, west of Cicero Avenue, north of I55 and south of the BNSF train line.

Audience Served

Enlace Chicago focuses on engaging stakeholders in Little Village and surrounding communities. The majority of its participants and leaders are low-income Latinx/e from immigrant families. All of Enlace’s initiatives benefit immensely from the community's strong culture of collaboration, and Enlace is the convener of a number of neighborhood networks that engage a diverse range of community partners and leaders.

Illinois AfterSchool Network

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Mission

The Illinois AfterSchool Network (IAN) provides support to the after school and youth development field through professional development, leadership and networking opportunities.

Geographic Location Served

Statewide Intermediary Organization

Audience Served

After School and Youth Development Professionals and Parents/Caregivers

Tuesday's Child

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Mission

Tuesday's Child enables families to thrive through positive parent training, inclusive behavioral classrooms and support services

Geographic Location Served

Chicago and Suburbs, i.e., Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall Counties

Audience Served

Parents and Children 0-7. Professionals, Parents/Caregivers and Children

Mission

To help ensure that every child has the foundation to learn, grow, and lead

Geographic Location Served

Cook County

Audience Served

Educators, Parents/Caregivers, and Children ages 0-4