BRDG Bridge to Connect

BRDG Bridge to Connect   

Developing first-generation STEM students into future leaders.
Fountain Valley , CA |

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Here at Bridge to Connect, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, we create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students' opportunities in the technology field. We are driven to level the playing field for the first-generation college students as they enter the workforce. Through mentorship, coaching, stipends, and research, we offer first generation STEM students all the tools they need to succeed in their major and their career. 

The BRDG  program is focused on 3rd year under-represented engineering students through graduation with their BS degrees. Each student will be:

  • paired with a highly qualified mentor who will help them navigate the do’s and don’ts of a professional life

  • provided with a stipend at $ 240 per week 

  • assisted in obtaining summer internship with technology-related companies

  • required to participate in social enhancement programs and workshops that are designed to ensure that students get exposure to professional soft skills that are crucial for success and advancement

 First generation students are under-represented in STEM; 33% of first-generation students drop out of college due to lack of support and financial obligations. 

Your donation help funds the stipends that are given to these students weekly. You donation can help these students stay in college, gain knowledge from professionals in the technology field, and pay for their financial obligations, which all can allow these students to focus on their schooling and career in tech. BRDG's goal is to generate a pool of diverse, well rounded and socially aware future leaders available for employment within technology industries.

Help diversify STEM by donating to BRDG today!

Melissa Martinez is a previous student in the BRDG program, listen to how BRDG paid for her financial obligations, gave her access to great internships, and made her into the tech professional that she is today!

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EIN: 611906136
Fountain Valley , CA, 92708, US