Bright Beginnings


Dr. Betty Jo Gaines named 2011 Purpose Prize Fellow!

Bright Beginnings, Inc. congratulates Executive Director Dr. Betty Jo Gaines for being named a Purpose Prize Fellow, a prestigious award recognizing individuals over 60 who are ranked the best in the nation for their efforts to correct a social problem in their “encore career.” Civic Ventures announced the award on November 4, 2011 to honor those making extraordinary impact on society’s biggest challenges. “I am so pleased that Civic Ventures has recognized Dr. Betty Jo Gaines for the caliber and impact of her work with homeless children and families in Washington, DC,” says Nancy Register, the President of the Bright Beginnings Board of Directors. “Betty Jo’s simple formula of hope, a helping hand and high expectations are the right combination to prepare homeless children for kindergarten and get their families back on their feet.”