Bright Beginnings





Media Room


Primary Contact: Whitney Faison
Bright Beginnings, Inc.
202-842-9090 x119 (office)
wfaison@brightbeginningsinc.org



Bright Beginnings featured on WJLA TV.
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Bright Beginnings and John Wall Featured in the June 8, 2016, Issue of The Northwest Current
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John Wall wins NBA Cares Community Assist Award
(Washington Post)
June 2, 2016
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John Wall ‘shocked,’ thankful to receive NBA award for community assistance (Washington Times)
June 2, 2016
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Bright Beginnings Helps Homeless Children (WUSA9)
February 25, 2016
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Bright Beginnings Acquires Land in Ward 8;
New Center Planned to Serve 100 Homeless Infants and Toddlers

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Bright Beginnings’ Workforce Week Provides Homeless Parents with a Fresh Start
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John Wall surprised a group that helps homeless children by showing up, donating $400,000
(Washington Post)
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Wizards star John Wall donates $400,000 to center for homeless children (For the Win)
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Bright Beginnings, Inc. Will Use $380,000 Kellogg Grant to Strengthen the Lives of Homeless Children and Families
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Bright Beginnings, Inc. Will Use $11,000,000 Head Start Grant to Strengthen the Lives of Homeless Children and Families
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John Wall Leading the Fight Against Homelessness with Contribution to New
Child Development Center in Southeast, DC.

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Bright Beginnings is thrilled to be named the newest large scale service partner of the Kiwanis
Club of Washington, D.C.

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Wizards' Wall donates $400,000 to fight homelessness in D.C.
(FOX Sports)

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Wizards’ John Wall gives $400,000 to D.C. homeless center
(Sports Illustrated)

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Wall donates $400,000 to center for homeless children (UK website of University of Kentucky Head Coach, John Calipari)
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John Wall Donates $400,000 to D.C. Center That Serves Homeless Children
(Washington City Paper)

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Wizards star John Wall donates $400,000 to center for homeless children (MSN)

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Bright Beginnings Featured in Street Sense Magazine
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Bright Beginnings Announces Some New Beginnings Of Its Own
May 3, 2015
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Bright Beginnings Discusses Champions for Children Reception on Comcast DC Newsmakers

April 28, 2015
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Bright Beginnings Appears on Comcast DC Newsmakers Segment
May 23, 2014
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Bright Beginnings appears on Pay It Forward Segment on news Channel 8
February 20th 2014
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Bright Beginnings appears on Leon Harris' Heroes segment on Channel 7

December 26, 2012
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Kimberly Rymsha from GYMR Public Relations blogs about the firm's recent volunteer day at Bright Beginnings
December 21, 2012
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Bright Beginnings appears on Fresh Perspectives (94.7 Fresh FM and 1580 Gov.Biz Radio) and is streamed live on CBSDC.com.
December 16, 2012
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Executive Director, Dr. Betty Jo Gaines featured in the Wall Street Journal
December 10, 2012
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Bright Beginnings featured in Washington Post for its participation in #GivingTuesday
November 28, 2012
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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Will Donate to Bright Beginnings Through Wizards’ Community 3’s Program
November 9, 2012
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Bright Beginnings featured on Channel 9’s Hero Central
November 5, 2012
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Bright Beginnings to hold Dream Booster Mini-Walk to provide critical services for young homeless children and their families Saturday, November 3, 2012

October 20, 2012
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Bright Beginnings written about in Huffington Post

August 29, 2012

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The Catalogue For Philanthropy's Marie LeBlanc & Sherika Brooks blog about their recent tour of Bright Beginnings

August 15, 2012

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Maria Estefania and Joan Woods were featured on a Let's Talk Live segment about Bright Beginnings' Annual 5K Race on May 7, 2012.
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Bright Beginnings’ Annual 5K Race aids homeless children and families facing extremely challenging economic climate

May 7, 2012
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Bright Beginnings’ Betty Jo Gaines honored with Pioneer Award
by the Washington Wizards and Amtrak

March 1, 2012
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200+ military men and women celebrate Martin Luther King Day
by sprucing up a center for homeless children

January 17, 2012
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White House Fatherhood Initiative honors Bright Beginnings father

December 14, 2011

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Andrews Air Force Base Joint Service veterans celebrated Veterans Day with homeless children
November 10, 2011
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NBC Washington
Watch as Bright Beginning is profiled for paricipating in Give to the Max Day when Washington, DC area non-profits raised funds for 24 hours on November 9, 2011.


Bright Beginnings Help the Homeless mini-walk and rally
promotes action for homeless families with young children

November 4, 2011
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Bright Beginnings’ Betty Jo Gaines named Purpose Prize Fellow for her tireless work helping homeless children and families
November 3, 2011
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Daisy Troop #4574 Help the Homeless Mini-walk for Bright Beginnings raises awareness of homeless families with young children
October 22, 2011
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Bright Beginnings’ Annual 5K Race brings much-needed visibility to
homeless families with young children in Washington, DC

May 10, 2011
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FOX 5 News

See our very own Emma Kupferman as she joins the Junior League of Washington for their Tossed and Found sale.

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Maria Estefania of Bright Beginnings discuss the organization as she adds an ornament to the FOX 5 Christmas tree.



Let's Talk Live, News Channel 8
Watch as Bright Beginnings’ board member Maria Estefania and Joan Woods explain the importance of helping homeless families with young children.

Bright Beginnings, Inc. to raise awareness of homeless families with young children through Help the Homeless Walkathon
November 17, 2010
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Public Service Announcement

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Friday's Heroes: Bright Beginnings

Take a look at the thoughtful and heartwarming story about Bright Beginnings on Channel 9's Friday's Heroes.

Friday's Heroes: Bright Beginnings Update

Cardinal Bank Partners with WUSA TV 9 to Bring Awareness to Local Charity in Washington, DC
December 6, 2010
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Meyer Foundation Exponent Award

Meyer Foundation Gallery: Featuring Bright Beginnings


Exponent Award


Check out these clips from WAMU and WTOP to hear more about the Exponent Award and the work of Bright Beginnings.

Blogs

Sherri Watkins, Bright Beginnings’ Family and Health Services Specialist, describes the ways we identify and reach out to homeless families.

Read DCentric which profiles the specific needs of Bright Beginings and four other area non-profits.

Read the Cruise Web’s President’s Message and The Cruise Web Blog, both featuring their visit to Bright Beginnings and the generous donations they made to our children and families.
The Cruise Web President’s Message
The Cruise Web Blog Winter 2010