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10.26.18

Words Matter: How Everyday Words Can Benefit or Damage Our Relationships to Communities of Color

6 P.M. / 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

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Recognizing International Human Rights Day

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12.18.18

Winter Party

4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. / 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

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12.9.18

Recognizing International Human Rights Day

12 P.M. / 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

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Love Education Respect Diversity

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What is ourBRIDGE for KIDS?

ourBRIDGE is a not-for-profit 501(c3) organization that supports the refugee and immigrant communities by offering a one-of-a-kind enrichment program for newly arrived and 1st generation American children.

We advocate for the success, happiness and fair treatment of their families as they acculturate to the United States.

Out-Of-School Programs

Experiential learning opportunities with minimal worksheets! Our curriculum is STEAM based, hands-on, filled with field trips and activities to learn English creating awesome memories.

Our Program
Advocacy

Raising awareness by educating our community. Building bridges for interactions between American-born neighbors and newly-arrived families to learn from each other.

 

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Our Future

Since our launch, ourBRIDGE has emerged as a leading organization in out-of-school-time best practices nationwide. The American Institute for Research, Youth Today, the National Afterschool Association and others have asked ourBRIDGE representatives to share the ourBRIDGE model. In Charlotte, ourBRIDGE is recognized as an innovative, impactful organization with a promising future and has seen recent fundraising success as a recipient of grants from most leading philanthropic organizations, a cover in the Charlotte Observer and several awards for their work.

While we have reached many milestones, ourBRIDGE leadership knows the need in Charlotte (and across the country) is much greater. With the goal to build the capacity and internal infrastructure needed to achieve sustainability and with future replication in mind, ourBRIDGE Executive Director and board began building the operational capacity and internal infrastructure needed to be ready for future growth opportunities and to deepen the organization’s impact both in the Charlotte community and beyond.

 

 

Global Family

So far, we have welcomed to our center families and staff from at least 40 different cultures. At our center, children learn to become better students and celebrate each other’s culture while being encouraged to show pride in who they are and where they come from. We also want to teach adults the same values.

  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Somalia
  • Kenya
  • The Gambia
  • Vietnam
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Thailand
  • Afghanistan
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Rwanda
  • El Salvador
  • Palestine
  • Honduras
  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Scotland
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Venezuela
  • Brazil
  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ireland
  • Dem. Rep. Congo
  • Ukraine
  • France

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

Upcoming Events

10.26.18

Words Matter: How Everyday Words Can Benefit or Damage Our Relationships to Communities of Color

6 P.M. / 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

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12.9.18

Recognizing International Human Rights Day

12 P.M. / 3925 Willard Farrow Dr. Charlotte, NC 28205

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