Since Bridge & Burn got its start over 10 years ago, it’s been paramount for us to give back to our local community here in Portland, Oregon. Since we opened our doors, we’ve committed to donating one percent of all online and retail sales to a local, Portland non-profits through a program we call One Percent for Good.
For the last three months, we’ve been proud to partner with College Possible Oregon, an organization that believes the best way to end the cycle of poverty is to help young people achieve their dreams of higher education. They envision a day when the future of America's children is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort. College Possible is making college admission and success possible for historically underserved students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support from junior year in high school through college graduation. One way they bring this dream to life is through near-peer coaching – leveraging the power of young, passionate and dedicated recent college graduates serving as AmeriCorps members to offer advice, mentoring and friendship to a cadre of young people to help them learn to navigate the often complex world of college preparation and persistence.
And what they are doing is working:
- 1,449 Oregon students were served in 2018-2019
- 92% of their 2018 High School graduates enrolled in college directly after high school
We’re proud to say that our customers at Bridge & Burn, through their purchases in-store and online, have helped us to donate close to $6,000 to College Possible Oregon in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Want to get involved? Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year with College Possible. Email CCarl@CollegePossible.org for more information.