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10.24.19

Becoming Trauma-Informed OPEN DOORS EVENT

6:30 pm / 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215 (Corner of Tipperary and Shamrock)

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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 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

ourBRIDGE has welcomed families and staff from over 40 different cultures. We’ve served families from Afghanistan, Brazil, Cambodia, all the way to Ukraine! At our center, students receive the individualized attention and support necessary to thrive. We strive to promote the values of Love, Education, Respect, and Diversity (LERD) throughout generations.

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3 days ago

Sil Ganzó

Former Ourbridge kids, now juniors in HS, coordinated themselves a visit to Appalachian State University today. At this point I’m merely the driver 😅 but not for too much longer ❤️🤧 ... See MoreSee Less

Former Ourbridge kids, now juniors in HS, coordinated themselves a visit to Appalachian State University today. At this point I’m merely the driver 😅 but not for too much longer ❤️🤧

3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

Congratulations to our partners Carolina Migrant Network
for being selected by Hispanic Federation as one of eleven nonprofits in country providing free legal representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings.
#immigrantsarewelcomehereWe are excited to announce that the Carolina Migrant Network has been chosen as one of 11 legal nonprofits in the country by the Hispanic Federation] to provide free legal represent to immigrants in deportation proceedings through the camino de Esperanza initiative! We are thankful and honored for this support.——¡Nos complace anunciar que Carolina Migrant Network ha sido elegida como una de las 11 organizaciones sin fines de lucro legales en el país por la Hispanic Federation] para brindar representación legal gratuita a inmigrantes en procedimientos de deportación a través de la iniciativa Camino de Esperanza! Estamos agradecidos y honrados por este apoyo. #familiesbelongtogether #legalrepresentationmatters #legalrepresentation
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Congratulations to our partners Carolina Migrant Network
for being selected by Hispanic Federation as one of eleven nonprofits in country providing free legal representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings. 
#immigrantsarewelcomehere

5 days ago

Maheder Yohannes

We are happy to be back with you on Saturday, October 16th for our first Fall Fest at Ourbridge kids!

Please join us to as a Charlotte community in support of education in Ethiopia!

Hope to see you there!
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In Their Own Words

Angel

“ourBRIDGE 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

“…He became more assimilated into the culture here, and we give a huge amount of credit to the staff of ourBRIDGE.”

ourBRIDGE Parents