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Finding Joy Through Creating Bright Spaces®

April 5, 2019

Creating Bright Spaces is a crucial part of helping children and families in crisis, and some Bright Horizons® employees and centers have gone even a step further and created multiple Bright Spaces over the years. Employees like Center Director Nedlan Smith and Office Manager Nicole Thrasher, who both work at TSYS Learning Center in Georgia. …Read More


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

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


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


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


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


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