THANK YOU to the hundreds of friends who celebrated and supported BPI’s 50th Anniversary Dinner on May 16 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. We are deeply grateful to all who participated.

A grand celebration of BPI’s work over the years, the evening also affirmed our fierce commitment to meeting today’s social justice challenges and those of the next 50 years. Highlights included Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s moving keynote speech offering her vision for Chicago at the outset of her new administration, as well as compelling personal stories shared by individuals affected by BPI’s work.

To enjoy a bit of the evening click on photos above and the link to excerpts of Mayor Lightfoot's speech below :
We’re profoundly appreciative of the outpouring of support for our 50th Anniversary Strive for Equity Campaign.

It’s not too late to participate if you haven’t done so yet. We hope you'll make a donation to BPI . No matter the size, every gift makes a difference.
PreK-Kindergarten Transitions Program Caps Off Another Successful Year in Altgeld-Riverdale
Over 250 members of the community came out on May 30 for the PreK-Kindergarten Transitions Program Celebration at Carver Primary School in the Altgeld-Riverdale community. Special thanks to our partners, including TCA and its Mobile Health Van and the Roseland Community Hospital Dental Van. Children and caregivers received free on-site teeth cleanings, physicals, and immunizations.

Other community partners included: The Field Museum, Altgeld Public Library, 5th District Police, Youth Guidance, Juvenile Protective Association (JPA), Kids Science Labs (KSL), Chicago Public Schools Office of Early Childhood, We Keep You Rollin', Open Lands, Cook County Forest Preserve, and Chicago Park District.

Most importantly, the families and children had a great time!
Meet Our 2019 Interns and Fellow
Our summer interns and fellow have arrived and are hard at work assisting BPI program staff in projects related to justice reform, housing, and early childhood education. We're excited to have them with us for the summer!

Visit our blog to read their bios and fun facts.