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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


Team of Volunteers Receive Grant to Refresh Bright Space®

May 7, 2019

Staff from Early Discoveries recently completed a refresher of a Bright Space at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois. A Safe Place is a domestic violence shelter which provides a variety of services to support victims as they transform their lives after domestic violence. The effort was coordinated by Bright Space Connector Rachel Belk, an …Read More


Brightening Lives at Our Bright Space® on the Border

May 6, 2019

When our Bright Space in McAllen, TX, recently put out an urgent call for help, Bright Horizons employees answered. Regional Manager Sophie Everett and Director Lisa Salas are the Connector volunteers for the Bright Space, and they asked centers in Texas in Divisions 4 and 11 to join them in collecting items for the families. …Read More


Bright Horizons® Volunteers ‘Connect’ to the Bright Spaces Agencies

April 5, 2019

A crucial role in our ability to support and sustain our existing Bright Spaces® are the Connector volunteers who act as the liaison between their Bright Horizons center or office and the agency where the Bright Space is located. Recently, three Connectors talked about what it was like to be a Connector, and why they …Read More


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


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


Staying ‘Connected’ to the Bright Space® in McAllen, TX

November 1, 2018

Bright Horizons® Regional Manager Sofia Everett and Director Lisa Salas recently made a visit to the Restoring Dignity Bright Space they helped create this summer in McAllen, TX. They have continued to have a relationship there as a Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® “Connector” volunteer. “When we arrived, children were at tables coloring, on the …Read More


Bright Space Grant helps BH Education Coordinator complete domestic violence training

September 24, 2018

Rachel Belk is an Education Coordinator at Bright Horizons Early Discoveries and has been a Bright Space Connector since January. Earlier this year, she took it upon herself to reconnect with the local Bright Space at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois, which opened in 2004. Rachel was interested in volunteering, and discovered that A …Read More


Serenity House Bright Space in Portland, Maine Ribbon Cutting

January 4, 2018

We are proud to announce the opening of the Serenity House Bright Space in Portland, Maine! Serenity House, Inc. is a men’s residential treatment facility and the space will be used by the residents and their families during visits. A big shout out to our partner Kettlebells4kids and CrossFit Casco Bay who raised funds to …Read More


The YWCA Interim House in Detroit opens a new Bright Space

The YWCA Interim House in Detroit now has a second new Bright Space! The room will be used as a place for the women and children to relax and bond. They set up a Smart TV, rocking chair, children’s cozy corner with blankets, pillows, and books, and a large sectional. There are about 30 children there …Read More


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