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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.

Bright Promises In The News: SEL@Home Helping Families Create a Positive Environment for Home Learning

Bright Promises' Katherine Korey explains the program to help children thrive as part of the Fox News "America Together" series.

Meet Our Partners - Bright Promises COVID-19 Emergency Grant Recipients

Learn about the recipients of Bright Promises COVID-19 Response Fund emergency grants who are serving children and families most impacted by COVID-19

Need and Demand for SEL@Home: Social Emotional Learning at Home Program Greater Than Ever Before

SEL@Home programs are more essential than ever this year, and more children and families in need are being served despite challenges created by COVID-19.

Resource Guide - How to Support Children's Mental Health during COVID-19

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