Bridge is a social enterprise platform that connects the general public with cultural experiences offered by refugees sharing their story, culture, and cuisine as a means to earn a supplemental income. Refugees register with Bridge to host experiences, define their event, and set a price. Guests are then able to book an event through Bridge. In doing so, Bridge helps to connect refugees with their local communities while building mutual understanding and respect across cultures.
To date, Bridge has brokered over 2,300 experiences hosted by refugees, earning a booking fee on each event. Bridge has also developed relationships with local colleges and schools to expand opportunities for youth to engage constructively with refugees and their families. The large demand for inter-cultural experiences in Pennsylvania illustrates the potential for Bridge to expand into other geographies within the United States.
Potential refugee impact
Through Bridge, refugees have an opportunity to connect with their local communities in a constructive way while earning extra income to support themselves financially. Many refugees struggle to integrate after resettlement in the United States due to culture and language barriers. Bridge provides a constructive space to overcome these barriers.
Mustafa Nuur – Founder
Bridge is a for profit social enterprise company based in the United States.