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Shiloh Justice Ellis Bright Space Opens in Newburyport

August 1, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space at the Newburyport Learning and Enrichment Center, an after school program for children in Newburyport, MA. The Learning and Enrichment Center serves children in the Kelleher Park public housing community. The funds for this space were raised by a 12-year old boy, Shiloh, and transformed a basement into a …Read More

DiTullio/Uhron Bright Space Opens in Pittsburgh

July 20, 2018

Welcome to the DiTullio/Uhron Bright Space which opened on July 15 at the Womanspace East Shelter in Pittsburgh. The new Bright Space is a large family room where families can play games, watch TV, hold meetings and have guests. Womanspace East is a transitional housing shelter for homeless families. This new Bright Space was initiated by …Read More

Greenman Gift Grant Awarded on Jim’s Birthday (July 19) to New York Agency St. Jemuel

July 19, 2018

$35,000 Grant to be Used to Renovate Infant and Toddler Rooms St. Jemuel Group Family Daycare in the Bronx St. Jemuel Group Family Daycare recently received a $35,000 Greenman Gift grant to redesign and renovate their infant and toddler rooms as well as repurpose an outdoor garden into a botanical learning space. “As the Executive …Read More

Creating a Bright Space at the Texas Border – Opening the Space for the Children

July 16, 2018

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces Flying home from Texas after a week in McAllen creating an amazing Bright Space, my mind is full of images, my heart is full of emotion, and my resolve is strong. The Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) where we created the Bright Space is a wonderful place. I …Read More

Creating a Bright Space at the Texas Border – Determining the Design and Content

July 5, 2018

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces When Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer committed to making a difference for the migrant families in McAllen, Texas, through creating a special Bright Space, I was honored to be charged with determining how best to utilize our resources and generosity to have an impact on these children. …Read More

Creating a Bright Space at the Texas Border – First Visit to the Agency

June 29, 2018

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces McAllen, TX is a place very few Americans had heard of till a few months ago, and now the hotels swell with immigration lawyers, advocates, and caring and concerned volunteers signing up in droves to drop everything in their lives and travel to this small American border …Read More

New Report Details Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Children’s Physical & Mental Health

May 24, 2018

“Tonight, more than 22,000 children will be trying to fall asleep in the (New York) City’s family shelters. While other children are playing with friends, learning math and reading, and developing social skills, children in City shelters are being damaged daily in ways that harm their brain development, plague their lives with poor physical and …Read More

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): More common than we think

May 9, 2018

by Ileen Schwartz-Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces ACEs  are defined as Adverse Childhood Experiences such as exposure to physical abuse, neglect, violence, substance abuse, and/or incarceration.  According to article  Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show, more than 46 percent of children under 18 have had at least one ACE. ACEs contribute to …Read More

Second Small Bright Space Opens in Reception Area

April 30, 2018

Our 2nd Bright Space nook has opened!  This is a small reception area at the Catholic Charities Mission in Fort Collins, CO.  Thanks to Sarah Truett, Center Director at Bright Horizons at East Fort Collins, for leading this project.  This small Bright Space will be a welcoming area for families as they enter the Mission, as …Read More

New Outdoor Bright Space Opens in Framingham, MA

April 26, 2018

Welcome to our newest outdoor Bright Space at the Pathways Family Shelter in Framingham, MA. This outdoor Bright Spaces was made possible thanks to significant support from our partner, kettlebells4kids, and CrossFit New England. Pathways Family Shelter provides housing for 14 homeless families. The new outdoor Bright Space will provide a rich and safe play …Read More


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