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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

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Thanks to a partnership with Mecklenburg County Government, AC&M Group, Carolina Business Alliance, ourBRIDGE was able to access, distribute and place COVID-19 prevention posters in six languages across the city.
We thank our volunteers who took them on the road!
#collaboration #languageaccess
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3 weeks ago

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In 2020 ourBRIDGE has:

Distributed 134,564 culturally-appropriate meals to refugee and immigrant families throughout Charlotte.

Reinvested $170,000+ into the community by working directly with refugee and immigrant business owners and staff.

Established over fifty local, state, and national partnerships and 100s of volunteer hours.

Distributed 1,123 CMS Meal Bundles with enough milk and produce for a child for one week, thus far (65 every Wednesday)

Hosted two COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots Drive-through community events aimed to reach refugee and immigrant neighbors - Over 1500 people attended.

Provided early translations and distribution of educational resources about COVID-19 to refugee and immigrant communities when no information was available other than in English or Spanish.

Advocated for our local government to translate, design and print COVID-19 preventive posters into several languages.

Redesigned our program to become a much needed Trauma-Informed CMS Remote Learning Site, welcoming two groups of 50 English Language Learners in K-5 from 7:45-4pm.

Supported over 100 hundred families throughout the pandemic, connecting them to community resources for economic, social, and emotional help.

2020 didn't give us time to plan. Imagine what we can do in 2021 with your support now. PLEASE DONATE TODAY: JoinourBRIDGE.org/Donate

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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In 2020 ourBRIDGE has:

Distributed 134,564 culturally-appropriate meals to refugee and immigrant families throughout Charlotte.

Reinvested $170,000+ into the community by working directly  with refugee and immigrant business owners and staff. 

Established over fifty local, state, and national partnerships and 100s of volunteer hours.

Distributed 1,123 CMS Meal Bundles with enough milk and produce for a child for one week, thus far (65 every Wednesday)

Hosted two COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots Drive-through community events aimed to reach refugee and immigrant neighbors - Over 1500 people attended. 

Provided early translations and distribution of educational resources about COVID-19 to refugee and immigrant communities when no information was available other than in English or Spanish.

Advocated for our local government to translate, design and print COVID-19 preventive posters into several languages. 

Redesigned our program to become a much needed Trauma-Informed CMS Remote Learning Site, welcoming two groups of 50 English Language Learners in K-5 from 7:45-4pm. 

Supported over 100 hundred families throughout the pandemic, connecting them to community resources for economic, social, and emotional help.

2020 didnt give us time to plan. Imagine what we can do in 2021 with your support now. PLEASE DONATE TODAY: JoinourBRIDGE.org/Donate

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

4 weeks ago

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From ourBRIDGE to everyone celebrating,
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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From ourBRIDGE to everyone celebrating,
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

1 month ago

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The sea monkeys donated by Ciena at the beginning of the year are THRIVING!
Our kids are fascinated by these creatures and now they are prepared to see them grow at home ❤️
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The sea monkeys donated by Ciena at the beginning of the year are THRIVING! 
Our kids are fascinated by these creatures and now they are prepared to see them grow at home ❤️

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I’m so glad they came to be of value for the kids #cienalife

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