BRIDGES is a nationally-recognized program serving Orange County schools for over 25 years. We work with schools to build campus environments that are respectful of diversity, where ALL students, staff and parents feel safe, welcome and respected. We offer conferences, workshops, camps and internships to support our work in schools across the county.
BRIDGES is nationally recognized:
Identified on the White House website as a “Promising Practice”
Received the Multicultural Diversity Award from the National Association of Counties, the National Association of
Black County Officials and the National Association of Hispanic Officials and Woman Officials of the NACO
Chosen by the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Education as one of seven programs to prevent
hate crimes in schools and communities.
Featured in School Safety Journal, Fall 1997
“The environment on this campus is dramatically different! We see almost no conflict that has racial implications.”
– Middle School Principal
“One thing I will do differently is accept everyone, no matter who they are and what they believe in.”
– High School Student
Make a Difference in the Life of an Orange County Student
Please consider making a donation today. Your gift will help us deliver the BRIDGES program to Orange County schools and allow more students to participate. Many schools are on the waiting list for our program. Any gift helps.
To learn how to create safe schools, please contact Alison Edwards at 714.480-6573.Learn More About the Bridges Program ›