Youth from Leaders of Tomorrow alongside BPNC's Youth Life Coaches held our first ever Kermes filled with games for children, raffles, creative activities, and a shared meal of pozole.
This year, BPNC in collaboration with New Life Centers and 12th Ward Alderwoman Julia Ramirez's office, hosted several summer barbecues at Kelly Park where youth could meet one another, enjoy a meal, and have a safe space.
BPNC's 14th annual youth summit hosted over fifteen one-hour workshops this year.
On May 16, 2023, we hosted an end-of-year celebration with Kelly College Prep, a community school partner.
We are excited to have a seat at the table and to work alongside other community leaders to ensure that the voices of Brighton Park are heard.
We received almost 800 toy donations that we were able to distribute to youth from the community. It was an event filled with love, joy, and tons of fun!
Congratulations to the BPNC team and the entire Collaborative for Community Wellness on being awarded the Ron Sable Award for Activism! Thank you Crossroads Fund for the recognition.
On Friday, Nov. 16th, BPNC celebrated our 20th anniversary, surrounded by more than 500 hundred people who have made our organization what it is today.