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of students are English Language Learners (ELLs)


of students ended the year at or ABOVE reading level!


retention rate


of students want to come back next year.

…He became more assimilated into the culture here, and we give a huge amount of credit to the staff of ourBRIDGE.

Parents of Davyd

a student from Ukraine


ourBRIDGE is a non profit enrichment program that focuses its efforts on the education and socio-emotional development of children who are new to our country and culture.


ourBRIDGE envisions a community where newly arrived and first generation American children won’t fall behind academically because of a lack of resources, encouragement, or English language skills and will have the opportunity to live a happy, fulfilling life with their families in the United States. We strive to foster a sense of diversity, integration, peace, respect, and love for all cultures and beliefs among the residents in our community.


Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. A place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn our language and get the support they need to succeed at school and life.

My “Bridge” students grew 3-4 times as many reading levels as those who did not attend ourBRIDGE.

3rd Grade Teacher

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


“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”.


father of an ourBRIDGE Kid


What Makes Us Different

Non-Faith Based

ourBRIDGE is the only non-faith based organization in the city and surrounding areas that offers free academic program that focuses in the academic and socio-emotional wellbeing of children who are facing a language or cultural barrier.

English as a Second Language

ourBRIDGE is uniquely equipped to help ESL students succeed academically by focusing on academic, linguistic, and cultural skills in integrated and contextualized ways.


ourBRIDGE works closely with various other community organizations to ensure that students and their families have access to the information and support they need to thrive in Charlotte.

Curious about what we do? Looking for ways to register your child or get involved? Let’s talk!

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