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What is ourBRIDGE for KIDS?

ourBRIDGE for Kids is a nonprofit organization that supports the immigrant and refugee community in Charlotte, NC by providing an out of school program and through community-based initiatives.

 

Our Mission: ourBRIDGE fosters the education, acculturation, and resilience of newly arrived and first generation children and their families.

 

Our Vision: We envision a city where every newly arrived and first-generation American child has the same opportunities to live a happy and fulfilling childhood.
Out-Of-School Programs

We shifted from a 3 hour afterschool program to a full-day remote learning center for 100 English Language Learning (ELL) students in East Charlotte, to ensure students have access to an equitable and enriching learning experience during the pandemic.

Our Program
Community-based Programs

Since opening our doors, we have worked tirelessly to build meaningful, authentic relationships and partnerships with our neighbors. Because of that trust in the community, we have been able to offer programs and events that truly center the needs of our immigrant and refugee community.

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Global Family

Since 2014, ourBRIDGE has welcomed over 500 students and staff from over 30 different countries and cultures. We’ve worked with families from Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We strive to promote the values of Love, Education, Respect, and Diversity (LERD) throughout generations.

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3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

Congratulations to Salma Villarreal for completing the Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Management!

Salma joined our team in 2018 as a Part-Time Classroom Facilitator, and since then she has been crucial in developing ourBRIDGE's approach to Community Engagement and Family Support. For the last four years, she also guided and pushed our efforts to become an intentional, community-centered, trauma-informed organization. This year, Salma is taking on the important role of Director of Leadership Development πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Thank you for all you do, Salma!
#nonprofitleadership #nonprofits #educationequity #traumainformedcare #afterschool #aftershool4all #newcomers #familysupport #communitybuilding
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Congratulations to Salma Villarreal for completing the Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Management!

Salma joined our team in 2018 as a Part-Time Classroom Facilitator, and since then she has been crucial in developing ourBRIDGEs approach to Community Engagement and Family Support. For the last four years, she also guided and pushed our efforts to become an intentional, community-centered, trauma-informed organization. This year, Salma is taking on the important role of Director of Leadership Development πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Thank you for all you do, Salma! 
#nonprofitleadership #nonprofits #educationequity #traumainformedcare #afterschool #Aftershool4all #newcomers #familysupport #communitybuilding

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πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³ congratulations, way to go

Congrats Salma!!

Felicidades hermosa por tu esfuerzo te deseo muchos logros más en tu vida reciban mil bendiciones

Woooo πŸŽ‰ go Salma

Felicidades

Y vas por mas hija … siempre esforzada y valiente!. Tu dedicación y entrega está dando frutos!πŸ‘πŸΌ Dios contigo!

Muchas felicidades

Muchas felicidades!!!!

En hora buena muchas felicidades πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Felicidades a tu hija saludos a la familia

Felicidades hermosa

Felicidades a Salma y a uds ,sus padres....

Congratulations Salma Villarreal πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Un orgullo para tus papaa. Y familias amigos Salmita Villarreal

Woo hoo!!!

Wonderful!!!

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5 days ago

Ourbridge kids

Save the Date! Join the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), the National Committee for Effective Literacy (NCEL), and the National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA) on September 21 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm EST for a webinar to share research and resources on literacy development for multilingual learners.

Presenters will discuss best practices and leadership actions to promote effective literacy programs that honor the multilingual brain and leverage the linguistic and cultural assets of multilingual learners. #webinar #literacy #multilingual #multilinguallearners
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6 days ago

Ourbridge kids

A HUGE milestone for ourBRIDGE!
From Day 1, eight years ago, we began developing a culturally inclusive, experiential, highly-engaging approach to supporting ELL kids’ English acquisition and acculturation to the US.
Today we finally have the first printed copy of the ourBRIDGE CURRICULUM! We are thankful that Bank of America has provided the funding to get it edited, designed, and copyrighted πŸ™πŸΌ
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A HUGE milestone for ourBRIDGE!
From Day 1, eight years ago, we began developing a culturally inclusive, experiential, highly-engaging approach to supporting ELL kids’ English acquisition and acculturation to the US. 
Today we finally have the first printed copy of the ourBRIDGE CURRICULUM! We are thankful that Bank of America has provided the funding to get it edited, designed, and copyrighted πŸ™πŸΌ

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This is SOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!!!!! So very thrilled for all of the children this gets to benefit! ❀️

That’s an awesome accomplishment! Congratulations.

BravaπŸŽ‰ congratulations!

What a great step forward! Congrats!

That's awesome! Congratulations πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌβ€πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

This is amazing! I miss you guys ♥️

Congratulations my friend

This is wonderful news!!

This is amazing! Congrats!!!

πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼

This is awesome 😎

slick! Congrats!

Congratulations

May I have a copy, please?

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6 days ago

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1 week ago

Ourbridge kids

Refugee Support Services and ourBRIDGE were present in the CHAAMPS event today to offer resources to newly arrived Afghan families πŸ‡¦πŸ‡« ... See MoreSee Less

Refugee Support Services and ourBRIDGE were present in the CHAAMPS event today to offer resources to newly arrived Afghan families πŸ‡¦πŸ‡«

1 week ago

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Do you believe in Love, Education, Respect, and Diversity? If so! Come join us! Ourbridge kids is hiring PT Classroom Facilitators for our afterschool programs which are specifically designed to welcome newly-arrived and 1st generation American kids. Come grow with us!
*No experience required
*20-25 hrs/week
*$16-19/hr Classroom Facilitators
*Paid training and on-going coaching
*CPR Certification Provided
*15+ hrs of Trauma-Informed Care Training annually
*Two locations: Charlotte Southwest & East
*We created a highly diverse, equity-driven work environment with tons of opportunities for growth!
To apply, email: Apply@joinourbridge.org
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Do you believe in Love, Education, Respect, and Diversity? If so! Come join us! Ourbridge kids is hiring PT Classroom Facilitators for our afterschool programs which are specifically designed to welcome newly-arrived and 1st generation American kids. Come grow with us! 
*No experience required
*20-25 hrs/week 
*$16-19/hr Classroom Facilitators
*Paid training and on-going coaching
*CPR Certification Provided
*15+ hrs of Trauma-Informed Care Training annually
*Two locations: Charlotte Southwest & East 
*We created a highly diverse, equity-driven work environment with tons of opportunities for growth! 
To apply, email: Apply@joinourbridge.org

In Their Own Words

Angel (Mexico)

β€œourBRIDGE is the best afterschool program my daughter could attend. They support her academically and personally. Everybody is very friendly, and I have the peace of mind of her being in a safe place.”

ourBRIDGE Parents

Davyd (Ukraine)

β€œβ€¦He became more acculturated into the culture here, and we give a huge amount of credit to the staff of ourBRIDGE.”

ourBRIDGE Parents