Join us for a fun and inspirational evening celebrating the bright promise within every child and the adults who have dedicated themselves to helping children shine.
Bright Promises caught up with past recipients of the Ed Marciniak Bright Star Award to learn about how they are continuing to create opportunities for Chicago children to thrive.
The recent evaluation of Bright Promises Childhood Trauma initiative shows significant expansion and improvement of much-needed trauma-informed care for children and families in Illinois.
2018 Awards Nominees represent incredible work bring done across Chicago to help children succeed.
The SEL@Home initiative successfully builds strong partnerships among organizations to provide Social Emotional Learning opportunities in low-income communities.
Reserve your tickets for Heartbreak Hotel on 8/25/18 and Dear Evan Hansen on 3/7/19. A portion of every ticket helps low-income children and families in Chicago.
Submit nominations online by April 27, 2018 for awards honoring local children’s advocates.
Oprah becomes "champion of champions" helping to increase awareness about how each of us can help children who are experiencing trauma.
Bright Promises Foundation partnered with University of Chicago Comer Children's and Stoger Hospitals to help break the cycle of violence on Chicago's South and West sides through the radically inclusice Healing Hurt People- Chicago program
The 2018 Guidelines and Application are now available for agencies interested in joining Bright Promises' Early Childhood Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP)
Together we made a bigger impact on the lives of more children and families than ever before!
The goal of Bright Promises SEL@Home initiative is to engage parents and caregivers in their children’s social and emotional learning and development.
100% of your gift goes directly to families in need.
Make hope happen for a Chicago child in need this giving season.
This year, instead of just asking, we also want to give something back.
Bright Promises is doing something a little different for #GivingTuesday this year...
After a successful first year, Bright Promises and Chicago Youth Centers continue our partnerhship, expaniding to new neighborhoods and serving even more children and families.
Make your gift to the 2017 Awards by Thursday, October 12th and DOUBLE the impact of your donation!
“If we lay a strong enough foundation, We’ll pass it on to you, We’ll give the world to you, And you’ll blow us all away.” - Dear Theodosia
Bright Promises' Early Childhood Quality Improvement Program shown to be "an impactful and effective" model in a recent expert evaluation.
The Bright Promises community mourns the loss of Board Director and lifelong children's advocate Barbara Rose
We are thrilled to announce the recipients of Bright Promises' 2017 Awards: Thomas Hale, Dr. Linda Gilkerson & Anthony Vincent Clark
This Spring, Bright Promises’ Young Professionals Board and our Board of Directors got together for a chance to get to know each other and the foundation better.
New friends of Bright Promises Foundation gathered at Quarles & Brady to learn about our mission and vision of success for the children of Chicago.
Be a part of the conversation as we discuss how we can work together to address children's most urgent, unmet needs.
The first year of Bright Promises partnership with Enlace Chicago is a success, serving more than 150 families already!
Discover how our recent honorees are making a difference for Chicago kids impacted by violence, poverty and homelessness.
Over 1,000 students and staff have been served and significant strides are being made!
Submit your nomination before 5:00p on Friday, April 21
New policies for Social Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Care introduced in Illinois
Do you know someone whose work on behalf of children deserves recognition? Submit your nomination before 5:00p on Friday, April 21, 2017.
In 2013, just a week before his high school graduation, Ben was shot while walking down the street with his friends in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. And although his body healed, his mind was reliving this traumatic event...
Out of more than 50 leading nonprofits in Chicago, Bright Promises Foundation was selected as semi-finalist in the Social Venture Partners Chicago Fast Pitch competition.
With Bright Promises support, Uhlich Children's Advantage Network is training child-serving organizations in North Lawndale to become Trauma-Informed
A portion of every ticket is tax-deductible and will directly support high-quality programs for at-risk kids.
100% of funds raised during this event will support high quality programs for at-risk children.
We are counting down to the celebration of our 150th anniversary!
Organizations interested in receiving support through Bright Promises' Social Emotional Learning at Home Initiative should read the guidelines and submit a Letter of Intent by 5:00pm on Friday, January 27th.
13 early childhood centers serving low-income communities received a grant to address the need for quality education and services for children up to five years old.
Come in to the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 316 N Michigan Ave on Tuesday, Dec. 20th between 2pm-6pm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Bright Promises.
This #GivingTuesday support Bright Promises Foundation and do something to help the children in your community!
Bright Promises grantee Changing Children's Worlds Foundation is providing peer-facilitated, community-based programs that encourage children's learning, self-regulation and value development.
We are thrilled to welcome the Sponsors of the 2016 Fall Awards. RSVP to reserve your spot at this year's celebration!
Honoring Gigi Pritzker, Ron Manderschied and Maria Muñoz
Participants learned directly from the experts about how the dangerous long-term impacts of childhood trauma can be reversed with support & encouragement from caring adults.
Join us in honoring these luminaries at the Fall Awards event on October 25, 2016 at the University Club of Chicago
Look Through Their Eyes PSA series and website help parents and caregivers recognize symptoms of childhood trauma.
Ann Gerber highlights the significant impact of Bright Promises Promoting Resilience initiative
We are thrilled to announce our newest grantees for 2016-2017: Chicago Youth Centers, Enlace, and Changing Children's World Foundation
Bright Promises recently gathered with partner agencies of the Promoting Resilience initiative to celebrate their hard work and dedication to at-risk youth and their families.
Bright Promises “Promoting Resilience” grantee brings trauma-informed approach to juvenile courts system.
Bright Promises Foundation is thrilled to welcome new leadership to the Young Professionals Board
"We rescued banks because they were too big to fail. Now let’s help children who are too small to fail."
Erikson Institute joins Bright Promises as co-host of 2016 Learning Lunch
To help children living in poverty succeed, our best strategy may be to first help the adults in their lives.
Bright Promises Foundation Receives $1.3 Million Grant from Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation
The Bright Promises' Young Professionals Board volunteers at Rice Center for children.
Leo S. Guthman Fund nearly doubles support for 2016-2017 EQUIP program grants
Bright Promises grantee Urban Youth Trauma Center launches violence prevention campaign