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Social Emotional Learning and the Safety of Children

Executive Director Jim Hirsch responds to the recent backlash against social emotional learning (SEL)

Bright Promises 2021 Impact Report

See how your support helped to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Chicago children and youth in 2021.

Confronting Racism: What Youth Have to Say About Racial Trauma

Watch the recording of the virtual event hosted in honor of Trauma Informed Awareness Day

Bright Promises Foundation announces Jim Hirsch as new Executive Director

New Leadership for the Next Chapter

Confronting Racism: Helping Youth Heal from Racism-Based Trauma through Empowerment and Activism

Join Bright Promises for a free virtual event on 12/7 @ 11:00a and learn how empowering youth and supporting youth-led activism can help BIPOC children and youth heal from the trauma caused by racism

Bright Promises 2021 Awards Honors Chicago Changemakers

Hundreds of friends, partners, and supporters gather in-person and virtually for the celebration of Bright Promises 2021 Awards

A New Chapter in Bright Promises 152-Year History

A special announcement from Bright Promises Foundation

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.