2018 • 4 years • Chicago Commitment
The mission of Bright Star Community Outreach is to empower residents to share the responsibility of strengthening the Bronzeville community through resource development and collaborative partnerships. Established in 2007, Bright Star Community Outreach was initially a faith-based, clergy-led effort to address violence among youth and to improve schools through monthly prayer vigils. Today, Bright Star Community Outreach utilizes evidenced-based practices to address community needs in the areas of violence prevention; community engagement; economic development; education; and healthy children, youth, and families. This award enables Bright Star Community Outreach to strengthen its capacity both as an effective service provider for youth and families and as a community anchor organization focused on collective impact in the greater Bronzeville community.