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Bright Beginnings

“For nearly 30 years, Bright Beginnings has sought to provide a safe, nurturing space for homeless children in our nation’s capitol. The center serves children from birth to five years old, preparing them for kindergarten and working with parents to transition families out of homelessne...
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Poverty and Homelessness Don’t Stop Just Because it’s Christmas

“‘Mama needs to get in the picture,” someone said as the wails of a child echoed down a hallway at the Bright Beginnings preschool. “That’s the only way it’s going to work.” “And so Mama was summoned to join her little one alongside Santa and Mrs. Claus. “...
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A Unique Preschool Helped This Once-Homeless Mom. Now She Teaches There.

“CaShawn Thompson is an assistant teacher of 2-year-olds at a preschool in Southeast Washington called Bright Beginnings. When we met, I asked her: What do you and your fellow teachers hope to accomplish with your students? ‘I know you expect us to say we want them to know how to count ...
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John Wall Hands Out 500 Turkeys to Families in Need

“Thanksgiving is just days away and Wizards star John Wall is making sure families in need have a turkey on their table for the holiday. Wall handed out 500 turkeys Thursday to residents in the nonprofit organization Bright Beginnings, which supports children and families experiencing homless...
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