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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 hours ago

Ourbridge kids

It's harvesting time at ourBRIDGE!

#afterschool #lerd #education #handsonlearning #newcomer
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1 week ago

Aldersgate Life Plan Communities

Love our community connections - the Simmons YMCA after school kids program, Harris YMCA Leaders Club, and Ourbridge kids children came together to learn about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the learning they put together flowers for Aldersgate staff and residents for our celebration of this amazing month! Thank you, everyone loved them! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸŽ‰

#aldersgatenc #ourbridge #simmonsymca #YMCA #harrisymca #community #love
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1 week ago

Tesfa Ethiopia

Thank you to each of you that attended our very first fall fest yesterday and for supporting our efforts! πŸπŸ‚πŸ“š

If you haven’t yet, head over to our site: to learn more about our current projects and how you can support!

Enjoy these pics! πŸ’›

Special thank you to Ourbridge kids for allowing us to use their space and Ethiopian/Eritrean Youth Group for their performances!

We will see you all again soon!
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2 weeks ago

Ourbridge kids

Tesfa Ethiopia is putting together the biggest Ethiopian celebration in town!
Still have time- come down to the ourBRIDGE yard!
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In Their Own Words


β€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.”

ourBRIDGE Parents


β€œβ€¦He became more assimilated into the culture here, and we give a huge amount of credit to the staff of ourBRIDGE.”

ourBRIDGE Parents