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New Bright Space® opens in Renton, WA

February 11, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® in Renton, WA, at the REACH Center of Hope. The Center is a day center and night shelter for homeless families and single women. The Bright Space has opened with the support of centers Bright Horizons at Longacres, Bright Horizons at Centerpoint, and …Read More

23 Teachers Complete Domestic Violence Training to Volunteer at Local Bright Space

January 16, 2019

In October, 23 teachers from Bright Horizons at Mount Olive and Bright Horizons at Rockaway in New Jersey completed domestic violence training so they can volunteer at their local Bright Space.  The Bright Space, called the Lake House, opened in April 2017.  It is located at the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of …Read More

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Teaches About Homelessness

January 7, 2019

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces “Sesame Street” is featuring its first homeless Muppet, Lily. Lily is 7 years old and her family is “staying with friends on Sesame Street after losing their home,” Sesame Workshop said. “We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma — …Read More

Bright Space® Opens at Comitis Crisis Center

January 3, 2019

We are excited to announce that last month, a new Bright Space® opened at the Comitis Crisis Center in Denver! The Comitis Crisis Center is a temporary emergency shelter providing housing and shelter services to children and youth in the metro Denver area. The Bright Space will serve 15-20 children at any given time. Special …Read More

New Bright Space® opens at Webster House in New Hampshire

December 17, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space® in Bedford, NH for Webster House. This is our second Bright Space at Webster House, which is a home for teen boys who are not able to live with their families for a period of time. Our first Bright Space at Webster House was a homework room. This new …Read More

Helping at the Holidays

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Theresa While searching for a story to illustrate helping the homeless and others impacted by the trauma of poverty at the holidays, I found this article from the Peoria Journal Star …Read More

First Bright Space® in Oklahoma Opens at the Ronald McDonald House

December 11, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® in Tulsa, OK, for the Ronald McDonald House. This is our first Bright Space in Oklahoma! The Ronald McDonald House provides a homelike atmosphere for families facing the stress of medical treatment for their child. The Bright Space was part of a complete …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Columbus, GA

December 5, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® in Columbus, GA, for the Valley Rescue Mission. Valley Rescue Mission’s Women’s and Children’s Center is a 56-bed facility and provides both short-term and long-term shelter. The Bright Space features a family room area, a children’s play area, and a place for teens. …Read More

New Bright Space® opens at Sulzbacher Village in Jacksonville, FL

December 3, 2018

We are excited to announce that Citi Family Center in Jacksonville, FL, recently opened a Bright Space® at Sulzbacher Village with funding from Citi. The Bright Space is located in the Crawford Early Learning Center, which provides child care for children from birth to age five living at Sulzbacher Village. Special thanks to Regional Manager …Read More

Download Great Resources and Watch Webinars from LEGO and First Book

November 13, 2018

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces Recently, the Bright Space program had the honor or hosting two meaty and informative workshops presented by our partners, First Book and the Lego Foundation. These webinars fit together beautifully to lay the groundwork for our program design, our design strategies, and our trauma-informed volunteer emphasis. While …Read More


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