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4/11/2024 News Channel 20 Childcare providers discuss the need for diapers
4/11/2024 Fox Illinois Childcare providers discuss the need for diapers
4/11/2024 State Journal-Register (Springfield)/Yahoo Higher diaper prices are impacting Illinois families. The state is responding.
4/11/2024 State Journal Register Higher diaper prices are impacting Illinois families. How is the state responding?
4/10/2024 25 News Now Illinois proposes financial relief for parents with young children through diaper relief bill
4/02/2024 WAND TV Illinois bill could help child care providers buy supplemental diapers for low-income families
3/17/2024 The Pantagraph Women’s History Month: 6 women helping other women in McLean County
3/16/2024 The Pantagraph Sharin’ of the Green Parade brings smiles, does good in uptown Normal
3/16/2024 WMBD Annual Sharin’ the Green Parade returns to Normal
3/5/2024 Chicago Tribune Migrants report shelter staff limits hygiene products and say they fear retaliation for speaking out
3/4/2024 Forbes Playing The Long Game: How To Find The Right Partner For Your Nonprofit
1/29/2024 Illinois State University Dr. Kyle Miller works to make Bloomington-Normal Father-Friendly
1/18/2024 Philanthropy News Digest It Starts With Listening: Why The Cookie-Cutter Social Service Approach Misses The Mark
1/18/2024 Forbes It Starts With Listening: Why The Cookie-Cutter Social Service Approach Misses The Mark
01/06/2024 News Gazette Increasing the ‘bottom line’: United Way distributed over 146,000 diapers in 2023
12/26/2023 Madison County Courthouse creates forever families for 24 foster children Madison County Courthouse creates forever families for 24 foster children
12/23/2023 Advantage News Two dozen children find forever homes
12/22/2023 Today in Parenting Madison County Courthouse Creates Forever Families for 25 Children During Adoption Day Celebration
12/20/2023 Forbes Council Post: 18 Creative Ways Nonprofits Can Thank Volunteers During The Holiday Season
12/19/2023 Forbes Council Post: 20 Nonprofit Experts Share Trends To Watch In 2024
12/15/2023 Shaw Local A Date with Dignity event set for Saturday in DeKalb
12/11/2023 WGLT Bloomington-Normal agencies overcome obstacles between homelessness and mental health services
12/08/2023 The Pantagraph How to share Christmas gifts with Bloomington-Normal residents in need
12/05/2023 Forbes

Breaking The Scarcity Mindset In The Nonprofit Sector

11/18/2023 WIFR Local families celebrate National Adoption Day
11/18/2023 WREX Local circuit court finalizes more than a dozen adoptions for National Adoption Day
11/18/2023 The Southern National Adoption Day gives children homes with families to call their own
11/11/2023 The Pantagraph Connect Transit to collect donations for 21st annual Stuff-the-Bus
11/10/2023 Central Illinois Proud Bloomington announces annual Stuff the Bus event
11/09/2023 WGN Radio The 2024 Chicago Titan 100
11/08/2023 Advantage

United Way’s Community Christmas is underway

11/4/2023 The Pantagraph Sewa Diwali drive spreads food, joy and family in Bloomington-Normal
11/3/2023 Daily Herald

Nicor Gas awards $100,000 in grants to support basic needs, energy assistance across its service territory

10/25/2023 KMOV4 (East St. Louis)

Pritzker proposes merging three state agencies to address IL Childcare woes

10/25/2023 KFVS12

Pritzker proposes merging three state agencies to address IL Childcare woes

10/20/2023 The Pantagraph

Brightpoint awarded grant from Illinois Board of Education

10/23/2023  Crain’s Chicago Business

Commentary: In-school mental services are desperately needed by Mike Shaver

9/25/2023 Crain’s Chicago Business

People on the Move – Mario Perez

9/15/2023 Politico

DeSantis pokes at Illinois — again

8/27/2023 101.9fm The MIX – WTMX Chicago

Brightpoint – 101.9fm The MIX – WTMX Chicago 

8/14/2023 Chalkbeat Chicago

Get free school supplies, food, and more at these 42 back-to-school events in Chicago

8/14/2023 WBEZ Children’s Home & Aid is now Brightpoint
8/14/2023 Erikson Institute New Cohort Selected for Erikson’s Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows Program | Erikson Institute 
8/12/2023 CBS 2 Chicago One Summer Chicago hosting mural unveiling, back-to-school bash on South Side – CBS Chicago (cbsnews.com)
8/12/2023 ABC 7 Chicago Mural Unveiling and Back to School Giveaway
8/11/2023 Block Club Chicago Get Free School Supplies, Food And More At These 42 Back-To-School Events In Chicago (blockclubchicago.org)
8/10/2023 Lawndale News Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » Brightpoint, One Summer Chicago Unveil New Mural and Host Back to School Block Party
8/7/2023 Lawndale News Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » Brightpoint y One Summer Chicago Presenta Nuevo Mural y Organiza Fiesta de Cuadra de Vuelta a la Escuela 
8/4/2023 El Dia Newspaper Chicago Durbin visita el Centro Head Start/Durbin visits Head Start Center – EL Dia Newspaper Chicago 
6/19/2023 The Telegraph Guest Column: Invest in families and end foster care
6/12/2023 Jacksonville Journal-Courier Commentary: Investing in families can end foster care system as we know it — Michael J. Shaver
6/7/2023 CBS News Two Illinois non-profits get $13 million in Head Start grants
5/31/2023 Foreign Affairs Duckworth, Durbin Announce $34 Millions for Variety of Illinois Health Care Programs and Initiatives
5/26/2023 The Champaign News-Gazette 7 honored by Family Service’s Self Help Center
5/26/2023 WGLT Children’s Home & Aid rebrands itself as Brightpoint, pivots to family support, equity focus 
5/3/2023 The Pantagraph Children’s Home & Aid presents awards, announces name change
4/18/2023 Patch.com Resident Discusses Child Abuse Prevention With Arlington Heights Board
4/12/2023 Yahoo! News Child Abuse Prevention Coalition raises awareness
4/12/2023 Morning News – FinancialContent 2023 Blue Bow National Child Abuse Prevention Month Ceremony
4/11/2023 Poteau Daily News – Financial Content The 2023 Blue Bow National Child Abuse Prevention Month Event
3/28/2023 Record Patriot Collinsville advances preschool inclusion via community efforts
3/22/2023 River Bender Early Learning Builds Strong Families with Thriving Children
3/19/2023 Blogs The Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium
3/9/2023 Better How To Help: 10 Organizations Providing Critical Support to Children, Youth and Families in Need Around Chicago
3/8/2023 The Pantagraph Sharin’ of the Green Parade set for Saturday in Normal
3/7/2023 The Pantagraph Pantagraph reporter tuning up bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day festivities
2/9/2023 Morning Sentinel Some look to address ‘diaper need’ in Illinois with subsidies 
2/8/2023 WAND-TV Illinois lawmakers propose diaper stipend for low-income families
2/7/2023 WRSP-TV Lawmakers look to pass bill for a diaper allowance
2/4/2023 WRSP-TV Lawmakers push for a child tax credit
2/3/2023 The Pantagraph McLean County Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards
1/18/2023 WFXP-TV David Hoffmann, Founder and Chairman of the Hoffmann Family of Companies, to Receive 2023 Horatio Alger Award
12/22/2022 Advantage News Community Christmas raises $56,000
12/15/2022 River Bender United Way’s Community Christmas Raises Thousands Of Dollars To Help People During The Holidays
11/29/2022 The Pantagraph Stuff the Bus event marks 20th year in McLean County
11/28/2022 Vidette Online Stuff the Bus returns with goals to aid children, families in need
11/26/2022 The Pantagraph Video: Stuff the bus event for Children’s Home & Aid and Crisis Nursery’s pantry
11/17/2022 St. Louis American WWT, United Way get a read on regional service project
11/16/2022 The Alton Telegraph Community Christmas now collecting items
11/15/2022 River Bender Community Christmas Program Now Collecting Items For Riverbend Community
11/14/2022 WREX-TV Boone County Community Foundation distributes over $80k in grants to 23 recipients
10/31/2022 The Pantagraph 20th annual Stuff-the-Bus event starts Nov. 28
10/24/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Violence-intervention efforts aim to disrupt culture of retaliation
10/11/2022 The Center for American Progress Centering Youth in Community Violence Interventions as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Countering Gun Violence
9/30/2022 Elgin Courier-News Demand for baby diapers by people in need outpacing supply available at Elgin-area nonprofits, officials say
9/29/2022 News Channel 20 $15 million to support Illinois violence prevention
9/24/2022 Elgin Courier-News Elgin News Digest: South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Fest being held Oct. 1; coat drive this week to benefit several nonprofit agencies; Hanover Township accepting applications for holiday help
9/13/2022  Evanston RoundTable District 65 hopefuls prioritize race, safety issues
9/6/2022 WREX Rockford University launches new degree program to fill case worker shortage
8/10/2022 B104 WBWN FM Volleypalooza: Sand Volleyball Tournament
7/25/2022 Illinois Wesleyan University Students Gain Experience, Camaraderie Through Summer Enrichment Program
7/12/2022 Cision PR Newswire TCS Education System Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
7/3/2022 The Pantagraph Who was there? Children’s Home & Aid Thrive Breakfast 2022
6/24/2022 The Crusader Think Outside Da Block Presents Roll N Peace 9: Getcha Mind Right Edition
6/16/2022 The Pantagraph Juneteenth celebration returns to Miller Park on Saturday
6/13/2022 Belleville News Democrat Child care costs burden families in Belleville and St. Louis
6/11/2022 The Pantagraph Pride parade proceeds Saturday through Miller Park in Bloomington
5/27/2022 United States Attorney’s Office U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecutions and Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago
5/6/2022 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Joyce Foundation Taps New Chief Strategy Officer; Exponent Philanthropy Picks Next CEO
5/5/2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Ken Griffin donates $2 million to anti-violence efforts on West Side
5/4/2022 23 WFIR Foster parents needed across Illinois
4/14/2022 Block Club Chicago TJ Maxx Opens Next Week In Avondale, Replacing Best Buy
4/13/2022 The Pantagraph Timber Pointe Outdoor Center facing staff shortage ahead of summer camp season
4/6/2022 What’s Up Newp Navyn Salem, who founded RI-based Edesia, will speak at Salve Regina University’s commencement
3/31/2022 Belleville News Democrat How to get help to pay for child care in Illinois
2/8/2022 Next City Choose to Change Connects Chicago Teens to Therapy, Mentors
2/1/2022 Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest ARPA funding requests cause trustee confusion
12/22/2021 The Pantagraph Watch now: 5 ways to give this holiday season in McLean County
12/10/2021 Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Big Dates 
12/4/2021 The Pantagraph The environmental impact of disposable diapers
12/3/2021 ABC 7 Chicago ABC7 Connecting Communities
10/10/2021 Rockford Register Star Rockford’s Family Peace Center: ‘The work that happens here is magic’
9/8/2021 chambanamoms.com The maze of services, supports, and therapies for children with special needs can be challenging, but Champaign-Urbana has a multitude of options
8/12/2021 Jewish Chicago JUF Magazine Teens use their ‘Voices’ to help community grow
7/26/2021 Illinois State University Positivity and dedication to serve community earns volunteer a McLean County Full Tuition Scholarship
7/15/2021 Daily Herald Leaders & Legacies: Dan and Ada Rice, philanthropists, business people, thoroughbred racehorse breeders
5/10/2021 University of Nebraska – Lincoln University receives $1.5M ranchland for education, research, outreach
4/27/2021 WISU Public Radio More Than $100,000 Awarded To 30 Agencies By The Poshard Foundation
4/2/2021 Chicago Tribune Data Points: Illegal gun carrying in Chicago spiked in 2020 — and deadly violence followed
3/23/2021 Northern Public Radio Illinois Youth In Foster Care Face Significant Barriers To Education During COVID
3/15/2021 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Collinsville Schools receives 1 of 3 federal grants for inclusion work
3/1/2021 Miami’s Community News Celebrating Women’s History Month: The Impact of the Deering Women
12/2/2020 Indy Star Sharon Pierce, longtime advocate for Indiana children and families, announces retirement
11/14/2020 Rockford Register Star Program to keep Rockford middle schoolers on graduation path eyes expansion
6/26/2020 Chicago Office of the Mayor Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Announce New Initiatives for Summer Youth Programming
3/19/2020 Youth Today Effects of Gun Violence Can Be Reduced in Youth, Chicago Program Shows
3/12/2020 Chicago Tribune Hurt instead of helped: Foster children victimized in out-of-state facilities where oversight is lacking
3/10/2020 Northwestern Now Northwestern Dance Marathon — sans the dancing — raises over $1 million
2/20/2020 Northwestern Now 46th annual Dance Marathon will benefit Children’s Home & Aid
12/13/2019 Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Big Dates
11/16/2019 NBC News In a struggling Rust Belt city, residents fight to bring pre-K to child care deserts
10/16/2019 UChicago News What’s next for the University of Chicago Crime Lab?
9/4/2019 Chicago Tribune Column: Gracious. Proper. Proud to serve. Goodbye to Shirley Stratton, former first lady of Illinois
7/15/2019 The Edwardsville Intelligencer Former judge set to be appointed to ETSB
6/20/2019 Lawndale News Mayor Lightfoot, CPS Launch Groundbreaking Summer Program
1/22/2019 Illinois State University OEOA increases staff

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