Transforming lives… through the power of a job.

Transforming lives… through the power of a job.

We all want to reach our potential in life, which often begins with a meaningful job where our unique talents can shine. For some young people, however, landing that first job can seem difficult or even impossible. That’s why Bridges from School to Work (Bridges) was created in 1989.

Bridges matches the interests and abilities of young people to the needs of employers. Yet the real impact extends far beyond just landing a job. Bridges helps young adults keep and progress on the job. Bridges instills character, builds confidence, and steers young adults toward a future filled with possibilities. In 12 major U.S. cities, Bridges unlocks the potential of young people, transforming lives through the power of a job.


2022 Annual Report Cover


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Richard E. Marriott speaking at the Bridges Gala


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For Young Adults

In 12 U.S. cities, Bridges connects young people ages 17-24 to jobs with potential for career growth and progression.


For Employers

Across the country, Bridges has helped close to 5,300 employers recruit, hire, and retain pre-screened, motivated candidates who become assets to their business.


For Schools

Since 1989, Bridges has worked with high schools to help nearly 22,000 students find, keep, and succeed in jobs that experts believe will improve their career prospects as they enter adulthood.


Is Bridges for Me?

If you are 17-24 and want help with job searches, interviews, and applications, call one of our local offices or fill out the online form for your city.

Transforming Lives Since 1989

2020 marked the 30th year of Bridges From School to Work advocating for workforce equity and inclusion.


Bridges is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. You can help support our mission of transforming lives through the power of a job by making a donation.