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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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2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

“In 'Spanish is my Superpower', Rosita and the caring adults around her—her Mami and friend Sofia—explore important skills in dealing with racism, while fostering pride in her “superpower” of speaking Spanish.”

#bilingualism #Pride #identity #Refugees #immigrantsmakeamericagreat
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2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

We have new neighbors!!!
Welcome to the Aldersgate Life Plan Communities family GenOne ❤️📣📣We are extremely excited to announce that @aldersgatenc has donated an entire HOUSE to GenOne!! 🎉🎉
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The GenOne House will serve as new headquarters for G1 Staff and valuable programming space. We couldn't be more excited for what this means for the GenOne program and our community, especially since it is located in the heart of East Charlotte.
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A special thank you to @plaza_midwood @plazamidwood. When we presented to them last summer, one of their board members who works at Aldersgate asked about our needs. When we said our own programming space would be amazing, it was suddenly happening! And of course a very special shout-out to Aldersgate, who's action-oriented commitment to their community display the myriad ways they live out their values. Here's to the next chapter!!!
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#genoneclt #wearegenone #firstgen #firstgenproud #community #philanthropyfriday
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We have new neighbors!!!
Welcome to the Aldersgate family GenOne ❤️

3 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

Our Literacy Facilitator, Ms Linda, and Yaretzy practicing sight words.
The Bridge Kids read with Ms. Linda between 15-20 hours each year!
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We miss Ms. Linda but are so happy to see she’s still working with some of our students! ❤️🥰

Nice

Elizabeth Flored que preciosa 😍🤍

3 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

The ourBRIDGE way:
Take care of yourself,
Take care of each other,
Take care of the environment.
#Lerds
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The ourBRIDGE way:
Take care of yourself, 
Take care of each other,
Take care of the environment.
#LERDs 
❤️📚🤝🌎🌍🌏

3 weeks ago

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Super fun!!!🦋

What a great day to be outside!

What are they doing?

June said that we couldn’t touch the caterpillars because our hands have natural oils and bacteria that May hurt them.

We are releasing our butterflies!!

Dylan notes that there are still a few cocoons so we need to be careful

Okay!!! Here we gooooo

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3 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

The LERD Team
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#love #education #Respect #diversity
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The LERD Team 
❤️📚🤝🌎🌍🌏
#Love #Education #Respect #Diversity

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