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New Moms

New Moms supports Chicago area young moms (aged 13-24) and their children, who are experiencing poverty and homelessness, with the personal and workforce development tools they need to achieve economic independence and family stability. Since 2010, their social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, has provided workforce training and transitional jobs for these young mothers. Bright Endeavors lights the way out of poverty for young moms by teaching these strong women to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through its paid transitional jobs program, Bright Endeavors provides the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success.

Grant period: 2016-present