Bridge Program

The Bridge Program provides University level education for students who may not otherwise have access to higher education.

Each week, Bridge students attend class to begin college, to earn up to 15 transferrable units of university credit, and to study philosophy, literature, art history, writing, and urban studies – all free of charge. 

Since 1999, nearly 700 students have gathered to continue their education, to engage in creative and critical discussion, and ultimately, to broaden horizons of possibility for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Yet Bridge provides more than access to what would otherwise be an expensive education.

  • Many have continued their education after Bridge, completing associate’s degrees, attending university, and even graduate school.
  • Bridge students often begin to affect change in their personal lives, careers, and communities. Many participate more fully in public life, going to museums, studying at libraries, attending poetry readings, concerts, and plays.
  • Some become active in local politics, community organizations, or nonprofits.

Click here for more information on applying to the Bridge Program.