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Community Bridges

  • Community Bridges
  • 8757 Georgia Avenue
    Suite 540
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • 301-585-7155
  • Nkemdili Megwalu
  • College Planning Program Manager

Program Description

Community Bridges is a nonprofit organization that provides multicultural empowerment and leadership programs for diverse girls in the Silver Spring, Maryland community.

Our mission is to empower girls from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders, and healthy young women.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 3%
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 45%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 50
  • Elementary School: 60
  • Post-secondary: 20
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (20)

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Trinity Washington University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 50%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 60%