August Nonprofit of the Month: Strange Craft

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August Nonprofit of the Month: Strange Craft

The Bridge Project has been selected as the Strange Craft Beer Company's nonprofit of the month! That means that we will receive a percentage of sales of the beer of their choice for August. 

In honor of being their nonprofit of the month, we are hosting a HAPPY HOUR! We hope to see you there for good times and camaraderie. But if you can't make it, be sure to stop by Strange Craft in August and ask for their nonprofit tap of the month, and you will be supporting youth in Denver's public housing. 

The Bridge Project Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 22nd
Strange Craft Beer Company

1330 Zuni Street, Unit M
Denver, CO

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Support Our Programming

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Support Our Programming

Support the high-impact programming of the Bridge Project and double the reach of your investment.

GIVE TODAY

The Bridge Project, a community outreach program of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, was created to improve the academic and life outcomes for youth residing in Denver’s public housing. This is accomplished through programs that increase their literacy, math, and science skills. 

The Bridge Builder Match Campaign is a million dollar campaign, made possible by a generous anonymous donor, to support this programming. Through this matching program new or increased giving to our literacy, math, and science programming is matched dollar-for-dollar.

This campaign doubles the impact of your gift! Give Now 

The Bridge Project’s return-on-investment is high. Every gift goes directly to programming that improves outcomes for our youth, and we have the research to prove it. Conducted by faculty at the University of Denver, our research shows that year-after-year Bridge youth score higher and make better grades than those youth who do not participate in Bridge.

The Bridge Project works.  Help us ensure it continues to do so by contributing to this campaign. 

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MAY 23: Bridge Project Participating in One Day for DU

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MAY 23: Bridge Project Participating in One Day for DU

IT'S COMING! One day to make an impact and benefit the Bridge Project. One Day for DU will feature our  S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programming. 

Mark your calendars, write it on your boards, and remember to GIVE on May 23 because not only will your donation benefit our STEM programming, it will DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! A generous donor will match every donation.

There are several ways that you can help us reach our goal of raising $2,500 on One Day for DU. 

1. Give Directly to One Day for DU and select the Bridge Project
2. Attend our Happy hour at 5:00 p.m. at The Rosedale, 20% of all sales will go towards the Bridge Project's One Day for DU S.T.E.M. program. 
3. Eat at any of these three restaurants, and 20% of all sales will be given to us: The Rosedale, Atticus, Blackbird Public House.

TEXT 1DAY4DU to 51555 for info on the 32 featured causes & more and be sure to select The Bridge Project!

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The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project

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The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project

The Paige Foundation Supports The Bridge Project with $15,000 donation

Donation will support low-income students in the college and career readiness program

Denver, CO, April 16, 2018 – The Paige Foundation, located in Broomfield, CO has donated $15,000 to The Bridge Project in support of its mission to provide a path for youth in Denver's public housing neighborhoods by providing them with educational opportunities and facilitating the development of life skills and self-sufficiency.

“Through the generosity of the Paige Foundation, we can impact our high school youth with programming geared towards our College & Career Readiness program,” said Jesse Burne, executive director of The Bridge Project. “This program starts from the ground up by helping our freshmen high school students explore their interests, and it prepares our juniors and seniors to attend college. It’s truly a program that empowers our students to make that leap from high school to college or a trade school.” READ MORE

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Youth Networking Event: Future Project

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Youth Networking Event: Future Project

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - As part of the Bridge Project's "Future Project," our high school students presented their final career posters to 30+ professionals from various industries in a 2.5-hour session.

This networking event is not your ordinary career day. Instead, it's an interactive event that allows Bridge high school students to present their career(s) of interest and the professionals in attendance can ask questions and give feedback. There is also a segment where professionals sit at stations within their industry as students rotate and ask them questions about their chosen profession and the paths they followed.

It's also an excellent opportunity for our students to expand their knowledge on a multitude of career paths, overall professional guidance, and giving them a safe/nonjudgmental space to practice their communication skills. 

Thank you to all who volunteered their Saturday to meet with our youth. 

See pictures

 

 

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Effects of an Afterschool Early Literacy Intervention on the Reading Skills of Children in Public Housing

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Effects of an Afterschool Early Literacy Intervention on the Reading Skills of Children in Public Housing

A study conducted by Jeff Jenson, Ph.D., Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Endowed Professor for Children and Youth, Graduate School of Social Work,  University of Denver,  plus others, has been published as part of the Springer Nature SharedIt initiative. 

The current study examines the effects of literacy training among afterschool participants at
the Bridge Project, a community-based ASP located in four public housing neighborhoods
in Denver, CO. Participants received structured literacy and reading intervention through the
Read Well program, by participating in one-to-one tutoring, and through the choice-based
book distribution program GR8 (Great) Readers. Read More

 

 

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

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Bridge Project guides new generations of writers, readers - Denver Post

Sometimes, all a budding mind needs is guidance.

Fartuna Abdirahman never thought about writing as a means of expression. Not until a Bridge Project educator suggested she put pen to paper.

Many pages later, the 10-year-old, whose parents immigrated from Somalia, beams with satisfaction. She’ll have plenty of tales to tell in middle school next year. Some might be about animals, others could be fairy tales, but, using what she has learned through Bridge Project’s Early Literacy and Writing program, many stories will be about her life. READ MORE

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