A Bright Space for Children in Foster Care

January 26th, 2016

Our newest Bright Space recently opened in Yulee, FL, (near Jacksonville). It focuses on a category of children in crisis other than experiencing homelessness: children in foster care. This Bright Space, created with support from Casey Family Programs, will serve children in foster care through the Family Support Services (FSS) of North Florida. FSS’s primary goal

Bright Space Team Presents on Trauma Informed Design

January 25th, 2016

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children’s Bright Space Team – Ileen Henderson, Jane Gibbons, and Julie Kelly – recently presented “Trauma Informed Design” at the 4th biennial “Beyond Housing” Conference hosted by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homeless in New York City. The conference was attended by more than 600 people from 6 countries. Ileen,

Bright Horizons Employees and Families Deliver a Christmas Miracle

December 24th, 2015

One week before Christmas, no one had stepped forward to make Christmas happen for the 140 homeless children living at the Woodstock Family Center in Pennsylvania. Portia, the executive director, sent an SOS message to her Bright Space Connector Meghan Aita, Bright Horizons’ enrollment counselor for PA/NJ: “At this time of the year in the

Art Programming in Bright Space Leads to Family Portrait Project

December 22nd, 2015

The Foundation partnered with Art Start, a NYC nonprofit, in 2015 to bring art programs to three of our Bright Spaces in New York City as part of our goal of becoming integral to the work of our agency partners and helping them make more lasting change for the children and youth in their care.

WellStar Bright Space Opens in Georgia

November 9th, 2015

WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia , Cherokee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® recently created a Bright Space® to provide a safe and warm home environment for foster children to rebuild family bonds at the Children’s Haven. The Children’s Haven promotes the health and

Making a Difference: Director J.J. Lynch Created a Healing Space for Women

October 5th, 2015

The Willis Family Shelter therapy room for women was functional, but plain. When J.J. Lynch, Director at Bright Horizons at Sudbury, MA, saw it, she knew she had to make it a warm and inviting space where women could go to open up and heal. With funding help from the Marlborough Junior Women’s Club and

New Bright Space in Connecticut     

August 27th, 2015

We have a new Bright Space at South Park Inn in Hartford, CT. The shelter’s Fireside Room, which is the community room for women and children, has been refurbished to make it bright and open – ready for families to learn and play together. Renovations included installation of cabinets, countertops and new appliances for a

Joel Cortina is Making a Difference

August 24th, 2015

Joel Cortina, Regional Manager in Division 12, volunteers with the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities in Washington.  He serves as a positive role model as he instructs and leads a group of 8-14 children in different youth sport activities.  Each program lasts 7-8 weeks, and Joel usually volunteers two weeknights or Saturdays for the games

Making a Difference: Chef Heather Hilliard Cooks Up Community Service

August 17th, 2015

Chef Heather Hilliard just can’t stay out of the kitchen. In addition to her duties as chef at the Lexmark Center for Children in Kentucky, the Lexington Ronald McDonald House and the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church have also benefited from her culinary skills. “Heather has a long history of volunteering in the community,” says Executive

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