Educational Institutions

Brighter Futures

  • Chicago, IL

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

To ensure that anyone who wishes to go to college gets there and succeeds whether they are 18 or 48. We also have special programs for younger children.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Jeaneen Burnam

Keywords

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Education, children, arts, youth, college, underpriviliged, chicago, illinois

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EIN

36-4238999

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Urban, Community (S31)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

1. Project AID & APPLY - Assisting students and parents with anyting related to getting into college. 2. Test Preparation & GED classes - ACT, SAT and GED preparation classes. 3. Annual College Fair 4. Incentive Program - Reward for good grades, improvements, efforts, graduation, etc. 5. BF Scholarship Fund - Assist college bound students with financial obligations. 6. Mentor Program 7. Tutor Program 8. Project TEEN-AID - Assists teen parents with finding daycare options so they can remain in school. 9. College Days - Students can experience "college life" for a weekend. They will tour facilities, and speak with teachers and current students. 10. In School Lectures - Volunteer professionals, celebrities, etc. will speak with students. 11. Project GET EXPERIENCE - Summer intern program. 12. Project VOLUNTEER - Helps promote volunteerism among high school students. 13. Summer Camp Program - Sends a select number of students to "specialized" summer camps free of charge. These are camps like: math camp, theater camp, computer camp, etc. 14. Project EXPOSE - This programs takes students to various events to expose them to different forms of the arts that they otherwise would not experience.

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Brighter Futures

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Jeaneen Burnam

BIO

Jeaneen is originally from Chicago. She received her Associates in General Business, and her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Having experienced the trials of being poor and wanting to go to college, she decided that she would make sure that anyone who wanted to go to college whether they are 18 or 48 would be able to attend, and would be equipped with all of the information and resources that they need to succeed. She also believes that every underpriviliged child should have available to them the same resources that a "wealthier" child has (i.e., incentives, summer camp opportunities, experiencing the arts, etc.)

Governance

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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