Our Stories

Telling our story with impact updates from our partners, research, case studies and more.
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

Bright Promises is Moving!

Visit us at our new office at Impact House

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