Bridgeway supports developments that offer hope and opportunity in economically distressed communities.
The Hope Center for Arts and Technology (HopeCAT) transformed a vacant 45,000 square-foot building into a space for job training and arts programming to serve adults and youth in the hard hit Shenango Valley. The nonprofit is an affiliate of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh. HopeCAT builds on their model that a positive environment shapes lives, people are assets, and creativity fuels enterprise. Bridgeway helped HopeCAT renovate the building into an empowering atmosphere of art, light, and music. With their contemporary, high-tech facility HopeCAT is giving underserved students the opportunity to learn in a safe space and bringing hope to Sharon, Pennsylvania.
“An integral principle in our centers is that environment shapes behavior. With Bridgeway Capital’s help, we are able to provide an exciting and stimulating environment for the students of an area that is an important piece in the expansion of access to the Manchester Bidwell education model.”
– Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation