(Bronx, NY December 16, 2014) – Brightside Academy in conjunction with Soundview and Mott Haven Community Partnership, a community outreach organization supporting families and neighborhoods across New York, hosted successful Family Harvest Events November 21 at Brightside Academy’s 331 East 150th Street location, and November 22 at the Soundview Houses in the Bronx.

Brightside Academy was able to help over 200 families in the Bronx community this harvest season, while working with local partners in the area to provide free dental and health screenings for families. Harvest season is a time when different organizations show their thanks for the crops and climates each year.

Healthplex, the largest dental administrator in New York, provided free dental screenings to children between the ages of 2-21, while Urban Health Plan, a federally qualified community health center in the Bronx, provided medical screenings and valuable health information to those in attendance. Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan provider, also assisted in the Family Harvest events by providing insurance information and 25 gift certificates to Bronx community families to assist with purchasing holiday dinners.

“We were very pleased with the turn out, and thankful to the organizations that were able to assist us in hosting the Family Harvest Events,” stated Brightside Academy Community Coordinator, Rocio Garcia. “We plan to continue working with the community to provide health and safety information to our families”. Ms. Garcia is a Co-chair at Soundview CPP and Co-chair of a group at Mott Haven.

Brightside Academy understands the importance of family health, and strives to bring awareness to the communities where it is located. The organization is proud to work with local partners to help families make healthy choices.

For additional information email communications @

Download a PDF of this press release – Bronx Family Harvest News Release 12.12.2014


 (Philadelphia, PA, November 26, 2014) Brightside Academy announced today it was granted 74 new Pre-K Counts seats in its Philadelphia locations.

The academies receiving the new seats include the organization’s: 1627-29 Meadow Street, 2700 N 17th Street and 301 E Chelten Avenue sites.

“Pre-K Counts is a program that brings quality pre-kindergarten programs to 3- and 4-years-olds in at-risk communities in Pennsylvania,” stated Mark Kehoe, Brightside Academy CEO. “This is a great program that fits well with Brightside Academy’s mission to provide all families with high quality educational services.”

Brightside Academy is enrolling now through December 15, 2014 to fill the available seats. Interested, eligible families can contact 877-868-2273 for more information.

With a focus on early education and school readiness, Brightside Academy’s educational programs include a creative early childhood curriculum where children receive individual development in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration. Nature walks can help teach children about science, reading, art and math. While classroom experiences are a main part of our curriculum, the outdoors provide many learning opportunities.

Brightside Academy looks to help its parents understand the difference between babysitting and a high-quality early education program. There are three reasons families choose Brightside Academy: affordable, quality care, and its nurturing home-like environment. Brightside Academy fosters growth and development through stimulating curriculum, age-appropriate activities and trained teachers. 

For additional information contact marketing communications at communications @


Download PDF 2014 1126 PreKCounts Expansion PHL