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Telling our story with impact updates from our partners, research, case studies and more.
Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis: How Social Emotional Learning Helps in Times of Stress

Tips for taking care of yourself and your family during the COVID-19 crisis.

Letter from the Executive Director: Responding to COVID-19

A letter from Executive Director, Iris Krieg, about Bright Promises Foundation's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Shaping the Future - Help Make Sure Kids Count in the 2020 Census

Census counting officially begins on April 1! Chicago children and youth are counting on you to ensure that #kidscount in the 2020 Census.

Leveling Up: SEL@Home Expands with New Opportunities for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

In 2020, Bright Promises Foundation is expanding the SEL@Home initiative to reach even more children and families through the new Collaborative Action Grant program.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

"Therein lies our brightest promise: that I care, you are not alone and we transcend together."

Fathers and Fatherhood: Building Strong Families and Communities

Join us at the 150th Anniversary Awards on Tuesday, October 15 for the presentation of the Elevating Youth Voices grants, plus performances by Chicago youth leaders!

Bright Promises Continues to Invest in Quality Education for Chicago's Early Learners

Bright Promises continues to make substantial investements in improving early childhood education in Chicago for low-income children with 2019-2020 EQUIP grants

Chicago Youth Inspire at Bright Promises Foundation’s 150th Anniversary Awards

Chicago’s first agency for the protection of vulnerable children celebrates 150th year of service by giving over the stage to the kids.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

The latest in a special blog series created in partnership with the Nourishment Project to celebrate 150 years of helping children reach their full promise and potential.

Double Your Donation - Help Local Youth Leaders Make Chicago Communities Safer and Stronger

Partner with Bright Promises Foundation and Better to double your impact. Your gift is matched, donate now!

Two Weeks Left to Donate to Bright Promises' First Ever Crowdfunding Campaign

Donate before Sept.29 to help us reach our goal!

Get Your Tickets for the 150th Anniversary Awards

You're invited to the 150th Anniversary Awards on Tuesday, October 15, honoring Judith S. Block, Dr. Dorene Wiese, and Peggy and Paul Bodine. Reserve your tickets today!