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Gifts that Give Back at Chicago Fair Trade Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 17, 2022

'They helped my life elevate': New Moms and Bright Endeavors shine a light on supporting young parents

CBS Chicago News
December 2, 2022
Cook County to invest in violence prevention programs in Austin, Chicago’s West Side
September 6, 2022
Five Charities Making a Difference for Moms
June 7, 2022
Chicago organizations are collecting baby formula donations amid nationwide shortage
WBEZ Chicago
May 19, 2022

Chicago-Area Moms Are Collecting Extra Baby Formula To Help Families Affected By National Shortage
Block Club Chicago
May 18, 2022

Education as a path to success for teen moms
May 15, 2022
Whole Foods to open new Chicago location on April 27
Chicago Business Journal
Apr 6, 2022
Igniting Brighter Futures for Young Mothers: Laura Zumdahl of Bright Endeavors
See Change
February 14, 2022
Helping Single Moms Finish College
Inside Higher Ed
February 10, 2022
New Moms head to college
Wednesday Journal
February 8, 2022
Chicago nonprofit helps young moms finish their education
Fox News
February 2, 2022
West Side nonprofit giving single moms stipend to help them graduate from collage
Fox 23 - Chicago
January 31, 2022
Chicago Nonprofit Seeks to Help Young Moms Finish College
ABC 7 - Chicago
January 30, 2022
Can $500 A Month Help Single Moms Graduate From College? A New West Side Program Aims To Find Out
Block Club Chicago
January 25, 2022
Support for Parents Attending College: What to Know
US News & World Report
January 24, 2022


Diapers are constant, costly and not covered by assistance programs. Here’s how to donate during the holidays
Chicago Tribune
December 8, 2021
Bursting the Bubble: Being a part of the Greater West Side
Wednesday Journal
November 24, 2021
Illinois Office of Tourism Announces 28 New Small Businesses Inducted to the Illinois Made Program
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity - Office of Tourism
November 8, 2021
Subsidized Jobs Program Spotlight: Bright Endeavors
Heartland Alliance: National Initiatives
October 7, 2021
Case Study of a Job Training, Housing, and Family Support Program for Young Mothers: New Moms
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
September 2, 2021
Taste the Town is Happening this Week in Austin
Austin Talks
June 20, 2021
Young West Side Mothers Making Way For A Brighter Future
United Way of Metro Chicago
May 17, 2021
“Stepping Back to Light the Way” – A Shift the Power Podcast
Global Learning Partners
April 27, 2021
Chicago job training program empowers young moms through employment
ABC 7 - LOCALish
April 6, 2021
New Moms Celebrates Two Years in Oak Park
Wednesday Journal
April 5, 2021
Bright Endeavors Candle Company on Chicago’s West Side Empowers Moms Through Employment
Windy City LIVE
March 30, 2021
Lighting the Way for Moms
Social Enterprise Alliance
March 26, 2021
Doulas and Postpartum Home Visits May Be Covered Under Medicaid in New Illinois Proposal
Chicago Tribune
March 12, 2021
Four Skills Nonprofit Leaders Need to Lead through Uncertain Times
January 19, 2021


Sweet Christmas for New Moms
Wednesday Journal
December 23, 2020
On Giving Tuesday, local nonprofits feel love, get cash
Wednesday Journal
December 9, 2020
Pandemic Creates Challenges, Opportunities for Doulas, Expectant Families
October 28, 2020
Ayiya: Prepared for the Next Job Ahead
Urban MFG Alliance
October 11, 2020
Best of Chicago Philanthropy: Best Fundraiser (Suburbs)
Better Magazine
September 22, 2020
Gov. Pritzker announces 18 appointments to state authorities, commissions
September 20, 2020
Everyday People Helping to Fight the Homeless Crisis During the Pandemic
September 15, 2020
September Partner Spotlight: New Moms
Community Financial Resources
September 4, 2020
Designing for Behavior Change
The Behavioral Design Podcast
September 2020
As The Pandemic Rages On, Homeless Women & Children Are Facing A Dire Future
Refinery 29
August 4, 2020
Of the COVID-19 pregnancy cases reported in Illinois, Black and Latina women make up over 70%
Chicago Tribune
July 2, 2020
Crisis Conversations: Working pregnant in the time of COVID
Better Life Lab Podcast
July 2020
Illinois Advocates Release Skills Agenda for an Equitable Economic Recovery
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
May 20, 2020
Axelson Center announces winners for the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
May 14, 2020
Grantee Spotlight: New Moms
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
February 14, 2020
New Moms kindles bright futures
Wednesday Journal
January 21, 2020
Integrating Executive-Skills Building Into Workforce Programs
Annie E. Casey Foundation
January 12, 2020
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Annual Report
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
January, 2020


New Moms makes Christmas merry and bright
Wednesday Journal
December 17, 2019
Helping young moms find their power and reach their full potential
November 4, 2019
Reflections on a Promising Summer
October 8, 2019
How One Nonprofit Is Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty
Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
September 29, 2019
Women Leaders give $36K in local grants
Wednesday Journal
September 5, 2019
Introducing the Inaugural Promising Ventures Fellowship Class of 2019
July 22, 2019
Nine Steps to Take When Forming Your First Nonprofit Organization
June 26, 2019
Stretched Too Thin? 10 Ways To Help Your Nonprofit Employees Better Manage Their Time
June 21, 2019
Maternity Health Issue
Austin Weekly News
June 12, 2019
Oak Park honors restaurants for cleanliness, citizens for health initiatives
Chicago Tribune
June 11, 2019
The Six Key Ingredients Of A Successful Grant Proposal
May 23, 2019
Six Low-Stress Ways Of Staying Up-To-Date On Current Industry Trends
April 30, 2019
Seven Creative Ways To Celebrate The People Behind Your Nonprofit
April 17, 2019
New Moms Gets Cooking With Kitchen Walk
Wednesday Journal
April 16, 2019
Importance of Video Storytelling for Nonprofits
Adam Grubb Productions
April 16, 2019
Kitchen Walk benefits New Moms, provides a look at 'the heartbeat' of participating homes
Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2019
5 things we learned at The Renewal Summit
The Renewal Project
April 8, 2019
To tackle a lack of affordable housing, nonprofits become developers
Crain's Chicago Business
April 5, 2019
Making a Difference: New Moms Opens Multi-Million Dollar Facility
ABC 5 Chicago
April 4, 2019
Chicago nonprofit New Moms selected for a 2019 Renewal Award
Illinois Business Daily
April 3, 2019
The Renewal Submit
The Atlantic
April 3, 2019
New Moms officially unveils its facility in Oak Park
March 20, 2019
New home for New Moms: Oak Park organization celebrates new Chicago Avenue center
Chicago Tribune
March 19, 2019
Nonprofit that helps young poverty-stricken moms opens new Oak Park facility
Chicago Sun Times
March 18, 2019
3 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know About Using Data to Show Impact
February 24, 2019
New Moms hopes to win national grant
Austin Talks
February 19, 2019
Prepared for the Next Job Ahead
February 11, 2019
Harris Public Policy Announces 2019 Class of the Civic Leadership
The Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
January 11, 2019
Gabrielle Caverl-McNeal on Strengthening Young Mothers
The Homegirl Project
Jan 3, 2019
Interview: An Uplifter of Women in Transition
The Homegirl Project
January 3, 2019


A Successful Nonprofit Merger Is Like a Good Marriage — A Relationship Built on Compromise and Mutual Respect
December 19, 2018
Holiday Hot Picks: Part III — Gifts that give back
Windy City LIVE
December 14, 2018
'The portraits are so meaningful': Holiday photos for young moms working to get back on their feet
Chicago Tribune
December 10, 2018
First Presbyterian is expanding its Fair Trade Market for Christmas
Enid News & Eagle
November 26, 2018
50+ no-fail Amazon gift ideas for a college-aged girl
Emma Lenhart
November 24, 2018
Sarah Bessey's 2018 Christmas Gift Guide to Empower
Sarah Bessey
November 22, 2018
8 made-in Illinois gift ideas your relatives will love
Chicago Parent
November 16, 2018
20 holiday gifts for moms with a newborn at home
November 12, 2018
Gift ideas that will please any woman in your life
November 8, 2018
Valuing Your Volunteers
Philanthropy Journal
September 24, 2018
Community honors pledge to never forget 9/11 victims through service
WGN9 Chicago
September 11, 2018
Remembrance ceremony marks 17th anniversary of 9/11
ABC7 Chicago
September 12, 2018
The Messy, Beautiful Work of Social Enterprise for Nonprofits
Philanthropy Journal
September 3, 2018
When Chicago’s Homeless Kids Can’t Go to the Doctor, This Group Steps In
The Daily Beast
August 27, 2018
Do Good Without Writing a Check: B2B Solutions for CSR
July 12, 2018
This Week: Whitney’s Women
July 9, 2018
Paying It Forward: Whitney’s Women
Chicago Woman Magazine
July/August Issue, pg. 60
These 3 Companies Help At-Risk Women and Are Changing the World
Woman’s Day
July 2, 2018
We’re Bringing the Library to You This Summer
Wednesday Journal
June 12, 2018
Chicago Kitchens Take the Spotlight
Kitchen & Bath Design News
June 4, 2018
For Many Moms, Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair
The Root
May 13, 2018
Mother’s Day Message from Chicago Mom Who Dealt with Hardship, Now Helps Others
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2018
5 Super-Moms Making a Difference
May 11, 2018
More than coffee percolates at Oak Park cafe
Wednesday Journal
April 17, 2018
New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project
Austin Weekly
April 17, 2018
Lighting the Way: Help for homeless pregnant girls and women
McGowan Charitable Fund Stories
April 17, 2018
New Moms Kitchen Walk comes full circle
Wednesday Journal
April 17, 2018
New Moms group breaks ground on Oak Park facility that will offer affordable housing, program space
Chicago Tribune
April 16, 2018
Kogstad Founded Organization That Helps Mothers, Children Break Out Of Poverty
Journal & Topics
April 10, 2018
Nonprofit To Build Apartment For Low-Income Moms In Oak Park
Oak Park Patch
April 4, 2018
Words of Wisdom with Laura Zumdahl, President & CEO of New Moms
Thrive Global
March 14, 2018
Murals in Austin Symbolize Spirit of Nonprofit
Austin Weekly News
March 6, 2018
New Moms & Bright Endeavors | Supporting Young Mothers in Need
WCIU The Jam
February 27, 2018
Shout Out: James Kennedy and Jenna Hania, Oak Park Eagle Scout project to help New Moms
Oak Leaves
February 21, 2018
Job Training Program Helps Young Mothers Battling Homelessness
NBC Chicago
February 20, 2018


Books donated in slain diplomat's honor find a home
Chicago Tribune
January 17, 2014

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