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Community Bridges empowers girls from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders, and healthy young women. We do so by addressing the developmental needs of immigrant and minority girls and their families living at or below the federal poverty level in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Our integrated 4th through 12th grade after- and out-of-school Girls Program supports the growth of our young women over a 9 year continuum by helping them understand their potential and life choices, learn creative strategies to become leaders, and break their family’s cycle of poverty using education as a vehicle.

We further extend our impact on Community Bridges girls by supporting them with one-on-one mentoring, college and career programming, service opportunities, educational learning trips, and by offering workshops that provide resources and support for their families. Combined, our programs encourage the development of the entire girl so that she will have the greatest chance to reach her fullest potential.

Celebrating 20 years!

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and all those who joined us on November 8 for GIRL LEGACY, a special evening celebrating 20 years of Creating Opportunities, Cultivating Potential and Achieving DreamsLearn more.

Recent News…

Community Bridges Named as Finalist in The Atlantic’s Renewal Awards

Community Bridges is thrilled to announce that we have been named as a finalist in The Atlantic Renewal Awards! These awards recognize local [...]

Shannon Babe-Thomas Named as Daily Record 2017 Leading Women Honoree

Community Bridges is excited to announce that Executive Director Shannon Babe-Thomas has been selected as one of The Daily Record’s [...]

Kim Jones to Receive Girl Legacy Award at Community Bridges November 8 Celebration

Community Bridges is excited to award its 2017 Girl Legacy Award to Kim Jones, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Village. [...]

Jamie Raskin to be Honored with Building Bridges Award at November 8 GIRL LEGACY

Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan Community Bridges is thrilled to announce the recipient of its 2017 Building Bridges Award, [...]

Join Community Bridges at our third annual Career and Innovation Summit!

Community Bridges will host our annual Career and Innovation Summit for girls on Saturday, March 24 from 9am to 4pm at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring. Join us for an exciting day of interactive workshops, a panel discussion and a fun group competition! Meet community advocates and leaders and find out how they use innovation and creativity to make change in their community! Click the poster to learn more and to register to participate, volunteer, or be a speaker or panelist!

Learn more about us…

Community Bridges is the reason why I continuously push for my dreams and goals no matter the obstacle.

Emily Garcia, CB Class of 2017

Community Bridges was like a second family. I always felt like no matter what, someone in CB would listen and guide me.

Stephy Faho, CB Class of 2017

I’m excited to see how much further my mentee can grow. I’ve told her there are no limits to what she can do and achieve!

Alicia Escoto, CB Mentor

The constant support…has inspired me to complete college and to make a change in the world.

Nebiat Temesgen, CB Class of 2016

Would you like to help girls fulfill their potential? We invite you to get involved as a CB mentor or volunteer, or sponsor a girl today!