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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

Ourbridge kids

This week we officially distributed over 2,000 CMS meal bundles to 100s of families around Charlotte since September 2020! We couldn't have done this without our group of dedicated volunteers and community leaders:

Rosanna Saladin-Subero, PhD
Pamela Grundy
Monica Del Cid
Silvia Urena
Madeline Cueto
April and Camden Whitlock
Trish Moody
Carrie Hanson
Amelia Abbot and family
Vedant Reval
Deza Ashton
Katie Wurst
Lindsay Jones
Kevin Casey

Thank you for your dedication and hard work!
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This week we officially distributed over 2,000 CMS meal bundles to 100s of families around Charlotte since September 2020! We couldnt have done this without our group of dedicated volunteers and community leaders:

Rosanna Saladin-Subero, PhD
Pamela Grundy 
Monica Del Cid
Silvia Urena 
Madeline Cueto
April and Camden Whitlock
Trish Moody
Carrie Hanson
Amelia Abbot and family
Vedant Reval
Deza Ashton
Katie Wurst
Lindsay Jones 
Kevin Casey

Thank you for your dedication and hard work!Image attachment

Comment on Facebook

That's awesome

Awesome job everyone and thank you for all your hard work!! โค๏ธ

Thanks for everything you do for our community

Thanks for everything for kinswood

1 week ago

Ourbridge kids

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#CulturalPride #Identity

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2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

Our monthly staff training today started off with some much needed caffeine by our friends at Undercurrent Coffee!

Thank you for your continued support! You make our days a bit wavier ๐Ÿ˜„
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Our monthly staff training today started off with some much needed caffeine by our friends at Undercurrent Coffee!

Thank you for your continued support! You make our days a bit wavier ๐Ÿ˜„Image attachment

2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

We received a FULL PALLET of boxes with OVER 1,300 culturally inclusive books from First Book - Charlotte!
Many of the books will be sent home with the kids, some will join our growing pluricultural library for individual literacy, and many will be included in our curriculum (which we design in-house) for 2021-2022.
Always thankful for a welcoming community that values our kidsโ€™ and familiesโ€™ experiences and inherited knowledge ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
#lerd #community #newcomers #ELL
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We received a FULL PALLET of boxes with OVER 1,300 culturally inclusive books from First Book - Charlotte!
Many of the books will be sent home with the kids, some will join our growing pluricultural library for individual literacy, and many will be included in our curriculum (which we design in-house) for 2021-2022. 
Always thankful for a welcoming community that values our kidsโ€™ and familiesโ€™ experiences and inherited knowledge ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
#lerd #community #newcomers #ELL

2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ We deeply thank Providence United Methodist Church for dedicating their Christmas Giving to ourBRIDGE. They specifically asked for the gift to be used for a dream project that didnโ€™t make it to our annual budget.
๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Since we moved to Aldersgate Life Plan Communities in 2017, our dream project has been transforming the already beautiful backyard into an outdoor learning environment for our kids that could be doubled up as a gathering space for community events.
๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผWe are excited to share that we are getting the project started with the help of a probono landscape architect and a group of deeply knowledgeable volunteers.
Stay tuned!
#Lerd CharlotteEAST #Community
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๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ We deeply thank Providence United Methodist Church for  dedicating their Christmas Giving to ourBRIDGE. They specifically asked for the gift to be used for a dream project that didnโ€™t make it to our annual budget.
๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Since we moved to Aldersgate Life Plan Communities in 2017, our dream project has been transforming the already beautiful backyard into an outdoor learning environment for our kids that could be doubled up as a gathering space for community events. 
๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผWe are excited to share that we are getting the project started with the help of a probono landscape architect and a group of deeply knowledgeable volunteers.
Stay tuned! 
#Lerd CharlotteEAST #Community

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Congratulations and well deserved! We can’t wait to see the results!!๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿงค๐ŸŒป

Great!

In Their Own Words

Angel

โ€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.โ€

ourBRIDGE Parents

Davyd

โ€œโ€ฆHe became more assimilated into the culture here, and we give a huge amount of credit to the staff of ourBRIDGE.โ€

ourBRIDGE Parents