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Helping at the Holidays

December 17, 2018

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

Bright Space® nook opens in Alemeda, CA

November 12, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space® nook at Alameda Point Collaborative. Alameda Point Collaborative operates a housing community in vacant military housing for 500 previously homeless residents. Alameda Point Collaborative’s Children and Youth Services provides safe spaces for academic tutoring and enrichment activities. Nooks are small Bright Spaces or small area makeovers. This Bright Space …Read More

New Bright Space® opens at the Retreat

November 6, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® at the Retreat in East Hampton, NY. The Retreat is a Domestic Violence shelter on Long Island, and this is the 2nd Bright Space project there. Like the first, this was fully funded by Joy Bunson, a long-term support of the Foundation and …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

Greenman Gift helps create outdoor classroom at St. Luke’s Community House

October 29, 2018

On Friday, the St. Luke’s Community House in Nashville, TN, held a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of a new multi-sensory outdoor classroom to be utilized by the entire preschool program. The classroom, made possible by the Greenman Gift from The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, will contain activities for all the senses. The climbing …Read More

Foundation President Mark Mendel Retires

October 22, 2018

Mark Mendel, President of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®, is retiring after more than 30 years in the field of child care and early education, and 20 years with Bright Horizons®. Under Mark’s leadership the Foundation broadened its reach and impact, including leading the “Shine a Light” on Bright Spaces project with Willie Geist …Read More


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