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Community Bridges

Offers leadership development, advocacy, and college programming for girls and families.
    Cynthia L James, Executive Director
    620 Pershing Drive, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301 585 7155, communitybridges-md.org

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; East Silver Spring/Long Branch community

Age Groups Served: Youth; Adolescence; Teenagers; Grades 6-12; Grade 9-12

Ethnic Groups Served: African American, 33%; Asian American, 5%; Latino/Hispanic, 55%; Other, 7%

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income; Women/Girls; Students

Schools They Work In: Broad Acres ES; Rolling Terrace ES; Oak View ES; Kemp Mill ES; Silver Spring International MS; Eastern MS; Takoma Park MS; White Oak MS; Mario Loiederman Middle School; Blair HS ; Springbrook High School

Awards, Citations, Honors:

-Ana Lopez, Executive Director of Community Bridges, was selected as a Washingtonian of the 2009 by Washingtonian Magazine.
-Ana Lopez, recipient of 2009 Meyer Exponent Award

-Community Bridges recognized with a State Citation from Delegate Tom Hucker
-Community Bridges recognized with a County Proclamation from Councilmember Nancy Floreen.
-The Montgomery County Community Foundation recognized Community Bridges through the Nourishing Heart Award.

-Chosen for inclusion in the 2008-09 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, one of only 69 organizations selected from 230 candidates.

-Community Bridges also received the Standards for Excellence Certification through the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.