The dia del los Niños event in the Brighton Park Neighborhood was such a special occasion! Despite the weather, it's heartwarming to know that the community came together to celebrate the children and enjoy a day filled with love, happiness, and plenty of fun. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who played a part in making this event a success, as it truly means a lot to see people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs come together to create something beautiful.
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the hardworking volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to bring this event to life. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks to your amazing efforts, almost 800 toy donations were collected and distributed to the youth in the community. This event had an immediate impact, allowing families and children to spend quality time together and enjoy the various activities.
The Dia del los Niños event was much more than a celebration; it was an opportunity to strengthen the bonds between neighbors and promote a sense of community. It was also a chance for everyone to create meaningful, lasting memories with loved ones. Check out some of the photos of the event below.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council is very proud of our parent mentors. Our Parent Mentors are leaders in the classroom and beyond. This holiday season, they lead various projects from neighborhood clean-ups to Christmas card writing.
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.