Our Stories

Telling our story with impact updates from our partners, research, case studies and more.
West Monroe Partners with Bright Promises to #GiveKidsaChance

West Monroe employees helped create opportunities for Chicagoland children and youth at the 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Back to School: SEL, Learning Loss, and Youth Mental Health

Learn how social emotional learning can help youth thrive during the return to in-person instruction.

Come Work With Us

Bright Promises is seeking an Executive Director who can help bring the organization to the next level

Announcing the 2021 Awards Recipients

Save the date for the 2021 Awards celebration on Tuesday, October 19

EQUIP Evaluation Confirms Importance of Investing in Quality Early Childhood Education

EQUIP remains a strong, effective, and needed source of support and is unique in its focus on quality improvements at early childhood education centers serving low-income children between the ages of birth to five.

How Bright Promises is Supporting Children's Recovery from COVID-19

Bright Promises is expanding our current programs and launching a new program to support children's recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nominations Open for 2021 Awards

Submit a nomination by Friday, June 4

Confronting Racism: Causes and Strategies for Addressing Race Based Trauma in Children

On Thursday, May 6 Bright Promises presented a virtual conversation with the experts about youth trauma caused by racism

Bright Promises Announces New Initiative to Address Youth Trauma Caused by Racism

The Healing, Leading, Changing initiative addresses the impact of race based stress and trauma on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) children and youth

Bright Promises Expands SEL@Home Initiative through Collaborative Action Project

Through a new collaborative project, Bright Promises is expanding the SEL@Home: Social Emotional Learning initiative to reach more communities and families.

2020 Impact Report

Learn how your support helped Chicago children and families in 2020

Focus Panel Process Determines Latest Focused Funding Initiative

As part of our innovative approach to identifying under-recognized issues and funding cutting-edge approaches, experts convened in 2020 to select Bright Promises' next Focused Funding issue.