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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


Two Bright Spaces® Open in San Diego at Father Joe’s Village

July 23, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of two new Bright Spaces in San Diego for Father Joe’s Village. One Bright Space is located at the Therapeutic Children’s Center, which helps children get a second chance at a successful start. These children may otherwise be overlooked due to unaddressed trauma, developmental delays, behavioral issues, and …Read More


New Outdoor Bright Space Opens at New Moms in Chicago

July 9, 2019

Welcome to our new outdoor Bright Space in Chicago! The Bright Space, located at New Moms, is our 3rd Bright Space with the agency since 2013, including 3 indoor play spaces and a playground at their original location. New Moms offers housing, job training, and family support for young moms experiencing poverty and homelessness. While …Read More


My Baby’s First Teacher: Changing Lives One Family at a Time

May 22, 2019

  By Bright Horizons Regional Manager Sara Hannah Sara volunteers to facilitate a parenting program called My Baby’s First Teacher at Bright Spaces in her area. Read more about her experience: I have been facilitating My Baby’s First Teacher classes for 4 years now.  Every time, I learn something new and I make a new …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


Brightening Lives Activities Build Teamwork

While Brightening Lives Activities – fun, easy volunteer projects – are great to do to give back to your community, they also can fulfill a valuable function of team building at events like Division 2’s recent Professional Development Day (PDD). The Bright Space® at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center in Washington, D.C., a center …Read More


Teacher Angela Diekhaus’s Work Rescuing Cats and Kittens Honored with Gleason Volunteer Grant

“At one point growing up, we had our childhood dog, a cat, a hedgehog, a hamster, a guinea pig, a couple of birds and a tank filled with fish,” says Associate Teacher Angela Diekhaus. “I rescued and brought home every one of them, except our dog and one of the birds.” In fact, she loved …Read More


New Bright Space® Opens in Dorchester, MA

March 26, 2019

Welcome to our new Bright Space at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, MA. St. Mary’s Center offers innovative and family-centered programs for more than 600 women and children a year who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. The new Bright Space provides an inside space for active play and …Read More


Gary O’Neil Named President of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

March 25, 2019

Gary O’Neil will expand his role with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children as the new President. He has served on the Foundation’s Board for 15 years, the last 9 as Board Chair, a position he will also retain. Gary will lead the development of the Foundation’s strategy, provide oversight of programmatic execution, and refine …Read More


The Foundation is Celebrating 20 Years of Brightening Lives

March 20, 2019

Twenty years ago, Bright Horizons employees created the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to bring to life a core component of our mission – to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the communities where we live and work.  The Foundation would allow us to extend our child development expertise beyond …Read More


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