The site, 3418 Fourth Street SE, is slated to become a state of the art child development center serving homeless infants and toddlers. The purchase of the vacant 1.31 acre property will add a vibrant resource that serves 100 homeless children to the neighborhood. The location is considered ideal because of its proximity to a large number of shelters that serve homeless families with young children who will benefit from the unique combination of comprehensive educational, therapeutic, and social services Bright Beginnings offers families. Additionally, the new center will create 32 new jobs with an initial operating budget of nearly $2.5 million that will benefit the Ward 8 economy. Read More.
2016 BBI 5K- Saturday, April 30th
Bright Beginnings’ annual 5K Race raises funds that help provide educational, therapeutic, health, and family services free of charge to homeless infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families in Washington, DC. All proceeds directly support our outstanding programs that prepare children for kindergarten and help their parents get back on their feet. Put on your running shoes, grab your friends, and register today.
Not a runner? Walkers and virtual runners welcome. Bring the whole family! Put your tots in a stroller and join the stroller brigade.
The Bright Beginnings 5K is fun! It’s healthy! It’s all for a great cause! Remember, the action takes place April 30, 2016, 8a.m., West Potomac Park!
For more information, contact Volunteer and Communications Specialist. Whitney Faison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-842-9090 ext. 119.
Women’s Heart Health Day –Go Red!
We pride ourselves on healthy living and health education programs for the parents of Bright Beginnings, which is why in February we celebrate Women’s Heart Health Day. Bright Beginnings will be providing free health screenings for parents and staff. Passionate about women’s health? Give a presentation, or host a Heart Health Luncheon. Wear red and show your support for women’s health!
Children’s Dental Health Month
A healthy life starts with education and access to resources. During Children’s Dental Health Month Bright Beginnings staff hosts a series of dental health workshops and classroom based programming for children and parents. You can support our initiatives by donating dental supplies to our families (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss etc.).