Bridgeway helps nonprofit organizations sustain vital services that strengthen the region.
YouthPlaces is one of Pittsburgh’s largest, successful programs for underserved youth in high-risk communities. They engage the regions hardest to reach youth with their out-of-school time programming focused on academics, physical activity, and life skills. Families, schools, and communities depend on YouthPlaces to be a safe afterschool space that inspires youth and empowers them to succeed. Pennsylvania state budget gridlock created a funding gap that threatened to throw YouthPlaces mission off course. Bridgeway provided bridge funding that helped YouthPlaces continue their programming without disruption. The emergency funding allowed the nonprofit to remain a consistent and reliable presence in the communities they serve.
“Bridgeway filled financing gaps that helped us pursue our mission.” – Cynthia James, YouthPlaces