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Bright Promises Foundation Announces 2023 Awards to Transformational Leaders Empowering Children and Youth  

Save the date for the Bright Promises 2023 Awards on Thursday, November 2 from 6-9p at Lacuna Lofts

Inaugural F.A.I.R. Fund Grants Awarded in Honor of Iris Krieg

Congratulations to Theater Y and Firebird Community Arts

Bright Promises Announces Launch of "Bright Communities" SEL Resource Website

"Bright Communities" website connects Parents, Educators, and Service Providers to free, high-quality SEL resources

Bright Promises Announces Grants to 13 Organizations Addressing Youth Racial Trauma

Nearly a half-million dollars in long-term support committed to local Chicagoland organizations

Trauma Informed Awareness Day 2023 - Youth Takeover Recap

A recap of the original content created by local youth leaders for Trauma Informed Awareness Day 2023

Now Accepting 2023 Awards Nominations

Do you know a leader who is dedicated to creating opportunities for every child in Metropolitan Chicago to flourish and thrive?

Trauma Informed Awareness Day Youth Takeover: Two key ingredients in my recipe for trauma-informed care

A reflection by JJ, Bright Promises Youth Council Guide

Trauma Informed Awareness Day Youth Takeover: Flashbacks

A poem and reflection by Nelly representing Palenque LSNA

Trauma Informed Awareness Day Youth Takeover: Dear Black Girl

A poem and reflection by Michaela representing grantee partner LUV Institute

Introducing Lifetime Directors

Welcome to our inaugural Lifetime Directors - Paul Bodine, Shari Runner, and Jon N. Will.

Bright Promises Welcomes New Board Members

We are growing! Welcome Neelamjit Kaur Dhaliwal, Randall Hardy, Jason Nierman, and Nick Bruce.

Bright Promises Receives $1 Million Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Game-changing investment will support programs addressing underrecognized needs of Chicagoland children and youth