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Bright Promises 2020 Awards Resource Guide - How to Support Children's Mental Health

Learn from the experts what steps you can take to support the mental health of children and youth.

Announcing the 2020 Awards Honorees

Congratulations to the 2020 Awards Honorees: Debbie Frisch, Nancy Aardema, and Jahmal Cole

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Social Justice

This is a pivotal moment. Bright Promises Foundation stands with those who are continuing to fight racism and seek social justice. We can create the real and lasting change that our children deserve. #blacklivesmatter

Announcing Launch of Bright Promises COVID-19 Response Fund

Please consider a donation to ensure low-income children and their families receive the help they need during these uncertain and complex times.

Bright Promises COVID-19 Coordinated Response Efforts

Learn how Bright Promises is taking multiple, coordinated approaches to helping children, youth and their families with critical needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

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