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.
“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.”
– HighSchool Student
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