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Welcome to our new Program Officer, Tiffany McQueen

Thank you for Elevating Youth Voices at the Bright Promises 2022 Awards!

On Oct. 25, supporters of Bright Promises came together to raise a record-breaking amount to support innovative programs serving Chicagoland children and youth.

Join Our Team - New Program Officer Position

Join Bright Promises growing team!

Register for Bright Promises 2022 Awards

Register now for Bright Promises 2022 Awards in-person and virtual event on Tuesday, 10/25 from 6-9pm

Announcing the 2022 Awards Honorees

Join us to celebrate the 2022 honorees at Bright Promises 2022 Awards on Tuesday, 10/25 at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Social Emotional Learning and the Safety of Children

Executive Director Jim Hirsch responds to the recent backlash against social emotional learning (SEL)

Bright Promises 2021 Impact Report

See how your support helped to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Chicago children and youth in 2021.

Confronting Racism: What Youth Have to Say About Racial Trauma

Watch the recording of the virtual event hosted in honor of Trauma Informed Awareness Day

Bright Promises Foundation announces Jim Hirsch as new Executive Director

New Leadership for the Next Chapter

Confronting Racism: Helping Youth Heal from Racism-Based Trauma through Empowerment and Activism

Join Bright Promises for a free virtual event on 12/7 @ 11:00a and learn how empowering youth and supporting youth-led activism can help BIPOC children and youth heal from the trauma caused by racism

Bright Promises 2021 Awards Honors Chicago Changemakers

Hundreds of friends, partners, and supporters gather in-person and virtually for the celebration of Bright Promises 2021 Awards

A New Chapter in Bright Promises 152-Year History

A special announcement from Bright Promises Foundation