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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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1 day ago

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Timeline photosTransition to remote instruction for Friday, Jan. 21 for all CMS students. Before School and After School Enrichment programs will be closed tomorrow. Athletics and extracurricular activities scheduled for Friday and Saturday will be postponed and rescheduled. bit.ly/3nytxCB ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

TWO HOURS DELAY TOMORROW!
Escuelas abren dos horas más tarde mañana.
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မနက်ဖြန် နှစ်နာရီ နှောင့်နှေး
ساعتين تأخير غدا
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TWO HOURS DELAY TOMORROW!
Escuelas abren dos horas más tarde mañana.
ነገ የሁለት ሰአት መዘግየት
မနက်ဖြန် နှစ်နာရီ နှောင့်နှေး
ساعتين تأخير غدا

3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

Join Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network Food For Thought: Asian American Experiences this Thursday, January 20th at 12:15 PM.

Jean So, Nimish Bhatt, and Stephanie Wu will share their experience of belonging in America and the Charlotte community.

Register Here: www.meckmin.org/event-details/food-for-thought-asian-american-experiences/form
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Join Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network Food For Thought: Asian American Experiences this Thursday, January 20th at 12:15 PM. 

Jean So, Nimish Bhatt, and Stephanie Wu will share their experience of belonging in America and the Charlotte community.

Register Here: https://www.meckmin.org/event-details/food-for-thought-asian-american-experiences/form

1 week ago

Ourbridge kids

On January 12th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the CMS Learning and Language Acquisition Department will be hosting English Learner Family Literacy Night on Zoom! They will be sharing time-sensitive and important information regarding ACCESS testing, a test that all English Language Learners have to take, the Lottery, and the new Covid-19 protocols. They will also be sharing free reading resources for you and your family. ... See MoreSee Less

On January 12th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the CMS Learning and Language Acquisition Department will be hosting English Learner Family Literacy Night on Zoom! They will be sharing time-sensitive and important information regarding ACCESS testing, a test that all English Language Learners have to take, the Lottery, and the new Covid-19 protocols. They will also be sharing free reading resources for you and your family.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

The team from the Mecklenburg County Health Department is ready for today’s vaccine event!
10am-2pm 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte

COVID vaccines ages 5+
COVID Booster ages 12+
Flue shots

No appointment needed
No ID required
No wait!
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The team from the Mecklenburg County Health Department is ready for today’s vaccine event!
10am-2pm 3925 Willard Farrow Drive, Charlotte

COVID vaccines ages 5+
COVID Booster ages 12+
Flue shots

No appointment needed
No ID required
No wait!Image attachment

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