New Moms social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, moves to a new location!
This August, New Moms’ social enterprise home fragrance company, Bright Endeavors, along with our Job Training and Academic Coaching programs, moved to a new location at 627 N. Albany Ave. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago.
The decision to make this move was in the works for a couple of years. Bright Endeavors has been on a growth trajectory and was quite literally bursting at the seams, finding creative ways to arrange our manufacturing space to support the growing amount of candle production needed to meet demand. This new location offers a stronger infrastructure for production and shipping, and offers easy access to public transportation for participants, staff, volunteers, and Bright Endeavors customers.
Since Bright Endeavors exists to provide job training to young moms, the growth of Bright Endeavors, along with generous new funding through the City of Chicago’s Justice Advisory Council (JAC), will allow our Job Training program to increase our capacity to serve young moms by 30% over the next three years. This will help us meet, and surpass, our pre-pandemic levels of service. You can learn more about the JAC funding to New Moms in this recent Austin Talks article.
This new location will also be the home of our new Academic Coaching program that we launched in January of 2022. This program invests in the postsecondary persistence and achievement of young moms and expands the services we provide to support young moms as they pursue goals around academic achievement and economic mobility.
We are excited about the opportunities for growth that are available to us at this new location, and the stories that will come from the work that will happen here! Bright Endeavors and New Moms will hold a lovely and welcoming space to shop for Bright Endeavors products and provide more opportunity to connect with our community.
This move represents significant milestones for New Moms as our team works diligently to live into our mission and seek the thriving of our families. A Grand Opening celebration will be held on October 14, 2022 from 9-11am. All may attend, and are invited to RSVP at this link. We hope you’ll come out and join us!