Welcome to Bridgepointe
Thirteen years ago, we were a small group of friends offering support and friendship to a Detroit public elementary school. Now, thousands of volunteers have come together, empowering us to partner with schools in Detroit, Northville, Novi, Canton, Hamtramck, Pinckney, and various faith-based schools. You can support our mission to link city and suburb by becoming a volunteer, making a donation or simply spreading the word about our efforts.
Bridgepointe non-profit is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to educate, inspire and empower the children of Detroit and its surrounding suburbs through direct personal experiences and living relationships.
We are committed to encouraging the personal growth of teachers, students, and volunteers by connecting school children from the city and suburbs of Detroit. As members of these communities come together to achieve a common goal, we hope to unlock the potential of the children while opening the door to cultural understanding.
With the help of volunteers and partners, we organize a variety of social, educational, and life enhancing events each year while also providing life essentials to the metro Detroit community.
We started our journey in 1998. We were a small group of friends with a common belief that true change can best be accomplished by reaching out to our youth. We began with one elementary school in Detroit; last year 2,500 students from 10 Detroit and Hamtramck schools participated in Bridgepointe events. We now partner with 24 public and faith-based suburban schools. In addition, hundreds of adult volunteers contribute to our efforts.
The generous support of our local business and community partners, school partners, volunteers, and board help make our vision a reality–that children come first and education is paramount.
Bridgepointe is an ALL VOLUNTEER effort, where every dollar donated and gift contributed goes directly to where it is needed most.
Diane Powers – Founder
Sue Simcox – Founder
Thank you, Bridgepointe, for helping me give care packages to Ms. McDade's entire pre-school class where I tutor at Charles Wright Academy in Detroit! Renée Grant
Thank you for all the things that you guys brought us. I like the socks and the case and everything that you gave us. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. See you next year. Perla Garibaldi
The students learn that they are global citizens and they have a lot in common with others. They learn there is a whole world outside of their subdivision. Sue Meyer Principal of Meads Mill Middle School