Bridge

The Davis Bridge began as a charitable non-profit organization that was established in 2003 by UC Davis Chicana/o Studies graduate, Janet Boulware. Davis Bridge addresses the educational disparities that the Latina/o students in the Davis and Woodland Joint Unified School District face. Davis Bridge provides afterschool homework club services at four school-based sites, serving 200 students and 175 tutors for the 2014/15 school year. Davis Bridge provides academic mentoring and tutoring, computer access, backpacks and school supplies, nutritional snacks, cultural enrichment and experiential field trips at multiple after-school homework club sites. The mentoring and tutoring is done by UC Davis students that come from a similar background to the children they serve—their parents were immigrants and often times farmworkers, and they are the first in their families to come to college. Davis Bridge works in close collaboration with families, schools, teachers, children and agencies to help bridge communications, identify needs and create solutions to aid in reducing educational disparities. The target group for Davis Bridge services includes at risk, low-income children in grades 1-9 at each of the four sites.