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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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14 hours ago

Betsy S. Ramirez

Traducción: Recientemente emos identificado que 90% de las familias con las que trabajamos en Ourbridge kids no tienen suficientes libros en casa. Aquí en ourBRIDGE estamos buscando for donation as de libros para poder dárselos a las familias recién llegadas.

Referencias: Si escanean el código pueden ver que tipos de libros buscamos.

Adonde llevar los libros: Pueden e tragar los libros al 3925 Willard Farrow Dr Charlotte NC 28215 de Lunes a Viernesentre las horas 10am-3pm
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Traducción: Recientemente emos identificado que 90% de las familias con las que trabajamos en Ourbridge kids no tienen suficientes libros en casa. Aquí en ourBRIDGE estamos buscando for donation as de libros para poder dárselos a las familias recién llegadas. 

Referencias: Si escanean el código pueden ver que tipos de libros buscamos.

Adonde llevar los libros: Pueden e tragar los libros al 3925 Willard Farrow Dr Charlotte NC 28215 de Lunes a Viernesentre las horas 10am-3pm

1 day ago

Maia Campbell

Our winter coat/accessories collection drive for Ourbridge kids is going on until this Wednesday. Contact us is you’re interested in learning how to lead your own drive! 💕Thank you to Amadea Paula Unisa Dodds and her sweet family for donating a big bag full of winter coats for our friends at Ourbridge kids!
Our collection drive runs through next Wednesday. We have several kids leading their own collection drive and we will all deliver our donations on 12/8. If you’re interested in collecting coats, please text us at 980.208.4871!
#kidzthatcare
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Our winter coat/accessories collection drive for Ourbridge kids is going on until this Wednesday. Contact us is you’re interested in learning how to lead your own drive! 💕

3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

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Happy 6th night of Hanukkah to those who celebrate!

3 days ago

Ourbridge kids

Yulissa attended ourBRIDGE when she was in elementary school. So confident and funny, that she used to lead our Whole Group time while imitating the staff 😂 When she was in 5th grade, she singlehandledly planned, coordinated, and executed an extremely successful centerwide Spelling Bee contest that included grade-appropriate flashcards for practice, an elimination system, and actual medals for the winners.

These days, she is a senior at East Meck HS and has come back to volunteer at our Middle School Site twice a week. She has become really vocal sharing stories with our current students of the vicissitudes Bridge Kids endured back in the day, like competing for extra dino nuggets or using cardboard boxes as "outdoor equipment" 😁 WELCOME BACK, YULISSA!
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Yulissa attended ourBRIDGE when she was in elementary school. So confident and funny, that she used to lead our Whole Group time while imitating the staff 😂 When she was in 5th grade, she singlehandledly planned, coordinated, and executed an extremely successful centerwide Spelling Bee contest that included grade-appropriate flashcards for practice, an elimination system, and actual medals for the winners.
 
These days, she is a senior at East Meck HS and has come back to volunteer at our Middle School Site twice a week. She has become really vocal sharing stories with our current students of the vicissitudes Bridge Kids endured back in the day, like competing for extra dino nuggets or using cardboard boxes as outdoor equipment 😁  WELCOME BACK, YULISSA!
#onceabridgekidalwaysabridgekid

Comment on Facebook

This makes me so happy to see! Yulissa was in my after-school class and participated in my summer girls club! I knew then she would do big things in life🥰 So proud and happy to see her back!

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