Social Enterprise

Photo by Anjali Pinto

New Moms’ innovative social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, is a critical component of our Job Training program and exists to provide transitional job training and professional skill development for young moms who are working to build strong families.

Young moms engage in 16 weeks of intensive workforce development training that builds core life skills, professional skills, and technical skills through integrated classroom training and hands-on job experience making soy candles at Bright Endeavors’ manufacturing facility. Young moms are paid an hourly wage throughout the program and practice their skills in a safe and supportive environment that prepares them for external employment. If you would like to hire a graduate of our Job Training program, please click here for more information.

Bright Endeavors’ candles “light the way” for young families and the revenue from the sale of all Bright Endeavors’ candles goes directly back into New Moms’ programming. Learn more about Bright Endeavors and purchase your candles here:

New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651



New Moms (Western Suburbs)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

New Moms is the proud winner of the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence!

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