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Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool

by Bright Beginnings, Inc.
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool
Help 350 Children Without Homes Access Preschool

Summary

Bright Beginnings seeks to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty and homelessness in Washington, D.C. by providing targeted services at points of vulnerability for families with young children and without homes. Bright Beginnings provides free, developmentally-appropriate early childhood education programming and wrap-around services to ensure that children enter kindergarten ready to learn and that their families have access to the tools and resources that they need to thrive.

$6,000
total goal
$2,405
remaining
33
donors
1
monthly donor
10
months

Challenge

Bright Beginnings serves a burgeoning need in Washington, D.C., where the rate of homelessness among families with young children is one of the highest in the country. Washington, D.C. is also one of the most expensive cities in which to raise a child. In Ward 8, the area with the highest rate of homelessness and poverty in the District (and where Bright Beginnings is located), the median income is only $31,139 and parents can often not afford early education opportunities for their children.

Solution

Bright Beginnings provides free, developmentally-appropriate early childhood education and wrap-around social services to families in Washington, D.C. with young children and without homes. Our services include: center-based education programming from 7:30am-11:30pm every weekday, a home visiting program, a workforce development program, health and wellness services, therapeutic services, parent support groups, WIC club, a growing fatherhood initiative, transportation assistance, and much more.

Long-Term Impact

Over the next decade, Bright Beginnings expects to serve 1,500 children under the age of six in Washington, D.C., ensuring that each child will enter kindergarten ready to learn and each family will live in a safe, stable, and self-sufficient environment. Bright Beginnings will also continue to advocate for the families we serve and encourage city officials to look at the larger need for a comprehensive approach to childcare and its connection to housing, homelessness, education, and employment.

Resources

https:/​/​www.bbidc.org
Bright Beginnings' Website
Bright Beginnings' 2017 Annual Report
Bright Beginnings & John Wall, Wizards Point Guard
Stay Connected with Bright Beginnings on Facebook!

Organization Information

Bright Beginnings, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @BrightBeginDC
Project Leader:
Michela Roberts
Washington, DC United States
$3,595 raised of $6,000 goal
 
42 donations
$2,405 to go
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$10
USD
will buy two books for Bright Beginnings' reading library-one that allows children whose families may not be able to afford books to take home, and keep, books that they love.
$20
USD
will buy arts and crafts supplies used during educational activities that help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers build fine motor skills and learn to express themselves creatively.
$40
USD
will help support a family facing an immediate emergency, such as not having enough food to feed their children or not having shelter during an extreme weather event.
$75
USD
will provide a comprehensive health and wellness screening for a child. The information collected through these assessments is used to ensure that each child's health and wellness needs are being met.
$100
USD
will help fund one hour of therapy for a child with developmental delays, allowing them to work one-on-one with a therapist to build language, speech, motor development, and self-regulation skills.
$500
USD
will help fund two socialization experiences for children in our Home-Based Program, allowing them to play with other children their age, participate in activities, and receive additional resources.
$1,000
USD
will provide an educational field trip in Washington, D.C. for preschool children without homes. Each field trip includes a meal and/or snack, transportation, and both parent and staff chaperones.
$5,000
USD
will provide a year of trauma therapy for one preschool-aged child, allowing us to promote their social/emotional health, support them in developing a positive self-concept, and teach coping skills.
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