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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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6 days ago

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More photos of the first Friday at Veteran’s Park in over 2 years!!! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

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One of our Board Members, Stefania Arteaga, participating in the Welcoming America conference plenary session this morning. Thank you, Stefania, for your leadership and tireless efforts to advance the rights and safety of immigrants in our community and beyond.CMN was honored to be present at the #welcominginteractive2022 conference in Charlotte this weekend.

Our co-founder Stefania Arteaga shared the stage with Federico Rios (City of Charlotte), Dr.Terza Silva-Lima (Johnson C Smith University), and Daniel Valdez (Welcoming America).

She spoke about long history of organizing by undocumented community leaders and what the future holds for more just outcomes across communities.

We look forward to a more just and representative future in Charlotte and beyond.
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One of our Board Members, Stefania Arteaga, participating in the Welcoming America conference plenary session this morning. Thank you, Stefania, for your leadership and tireless efforts to advance the rights and safety of immigrants in our community and beyond.

6 days ago

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Cooling off on a hot afternoon at Veterans Park! It’s so fun when middle schoolers and little kids team up and laugh together ☀️💦 ❤️
#parkday #LERDs #plazamidwood
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Please reach out to us at 980-272-6022 with any questions! ... See MoreSee Less

Please reach out to us at 980-272-6022 with any questions!

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Guess which kids are back at Veterans Park??? ... See MoreSee Less

Guess which kids are back at Veterans Park???

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Thursdays are #clubdays at ourBRIDGE. The middle school students were #baking today and it was not only educational but super #fun
#Lerd #cookingclub
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Thursdays are #clubdays at ourBRIDGE. The middle school students were #baking today and it was not only educational but super #fun 
#lerd #cookingclub

In Their Own Words

Angel (Mexico)

“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 (Ukraine)

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

ourBRIDGE Parents