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Why Volunteer?

October 14, 2019

For kids facing trauma, volunteers can save their long term health By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces Poverty, violence, homelessness, child abuse… there are so many ways our children can experience trauma!  And the impact of trauma is incontrovertible and more research every day shows us how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) cause lifelong …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Haverhill, MA

September 18, 2019

We are honored to announce the opening of a special Bright Space in Haverhill, MA for Emmaus Family Shelter. Emmaus House provides services to homeless adults and families, and the Bright Space is part of their Emmaus Explorers program designed for the school-age children residing there. Emmaus Explorers make learning fun for these youth by …Read More

Annual Chicago Summit Celebrates Good Work Across Region

September 3, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces More than 50 Bright Horizons employees from across the Chicagoland geography recently gathered at the Kemper Lakes Child Development Center at the third Chicago Connector Summit to celebrate OUR Foundation. For the first time, we had attendees from the Ed Assist team, Human Resources, IT, and the …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Boulder, CO

We are honored to announce the opening of a very special Bright Space in memory of Bright Horizons employee Lea Hamel, who died in an apartment fire last year while trying to save others. Lea volunteered at Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy in Boulder, and this Bright Space is a sensory path for the riders. Rocky …Read More

New Bright Space® opens at Atlanta Children’s Shelter

August 27, 2019

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Bright Space at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children and focused services for the their families. Thanks to Bright Horizons at All Saints’ and Bright Horizons at Atlanta Federal who worked …Read More

Bright Spaces: Serving Children in Crisis, Wherever They Are

August 21, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces When Bright Spaces started 20 years ago, our mission was to serve homeless children and provide a safe place for them to experience their childhood.  Today, we still serve children experiencing trauma like homelessness, but the settings we find them in are as varied as the circumstances …Read More

New Bright Space Opens in Novato, CA

Welcome to our new Bright Space, the “Skippy” Phyllis Wirth Bright Space at Homeward Bounds’ Oma Village, in Novato, CA. Oma Village provides a stable housing environment, case management, counseling, and community resources for families who are working to overcome homelessness. This Bright Spaces is dedicated to “Skippy,” a Marin Day Schools/Bright Horizons legend who …Read More

Bright Space® Opens in Royal Palm Beach, FL

August 14, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Bright Space in Royal Palm Beach, FL, for Grandma’s Place. Grandma’s Place is an emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect, but it also provides a Family Support Program for caregivers of young children, 12 and …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Chicago

August 13, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space at Maryville St. Monica Moms in Recovery Program. This is a residential program for pregnant and parenting mothers with children up to age 10 to receive individual and group therapy treatment for addiction. This Bright Space is a family room style room, and …Read More

Two New Bright Spaces® Open in Chicago at Casa Central

July 31, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of two new Bright Spaces in Chicago for Casa Central Violence Prevention and Intervention Program. These spaces will be used by clinicians to work with young children who have been impacted by violence in their homes or community. These Bright Spaces were created using the grant Division Vice …Read More


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