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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!

Congratulations to the Elevating Youth Voices $10,000 Grant Recipients

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!

Announcing the 150th Anniversary Awards Honorees

Join us we honor Judith S. Block, Chicago philanthropic icon and lifelong advocate for children, American Indian leader Dr. Dorene Wiese, and outstanding volunteers Peggy and Paul Bodine.

SEL@Home Welcomes Fourth and Largest Cohort of Program Partners

Bright Promises is proud to announce new and renewed multi-year partnerships with 14 organizations through the SEL@Home initiative.

Humane Advocacy: 150 Years

Transcendental - Rising to the bright promise of untapped potential.

Elevating Youth Voices: How Would You Use $10,000 to Help Your Community?

Edition 5 of 5: In the final edition of the Elevating Youth Voices Video Series, Chicago's youth leaders share how they would use $10,000 to address a problem in their community. Part of the Elevating Youth Voices 150th anniversary special initiative.

Elevating Youth Voices: How Would You Use $10,000 to Help Your Community

Edition 4 of 5: In the Elevating Youth Voices Video Series, Chicago's youth leaders share how they would use $10,000 to address a problem in their community. Part of the Elevating Youth Voices 150th anniversary special initiative.

Elevating Youth Voices: How Would You Use $10,000 to Help Your Community?

Edition 3 of 5: Made by youth, featuring youth. Hear directly from Chicago's youth leaders about how they would use $10,000 to address a problem in their community. Part of the Elevating Youth Voices 150th anniversary special initiative.

Elevating Youth Voices: How Would You Use $10,000 to Help Your Community?

Edition 2 of 5: In self-produced videos, youth leaders from across Chicagoland share how they would use $10,000 to address a problem in their community. Part of the Elevating Youth Voices 150th anniversary special initiative.

Elevating Youth Voices: How Would You Use $10,000 to Help Your Community?

Edition 1 of 5: Chicagoland youth leaders share how they would use $10,000 to address a problem in their community. Part of the Elevating Youth Voices 150th anniversary special initiative.

Chicago Youth Leaders Come Together for Elevating Youth Voices Fair

On Saturday, June 1 over 100 youth leaders from across Chicagoland came together for a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of the next generation of leaders of our city and our world.