Monday, October 4, 2010

Org of the Week: Enrichment Programs

As the BRIDGE project connects social services offered in DC, the BRIDGE blog connects you to these services. Every week, the blog will feature one of BRIDGE's partner organizations under Org of the Week.

This week, let us introduce [drumroll, please]:


"The Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project (YWDEP) was founded in 2005 by Kristen Arant, a performing artist and percussionist focusing on West African style drumming...Kristen wanted to create a safe space for teen young women to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of reprisal or ridicule; seek an alternative venue from societal pressures and challenges; and gain an appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the healing influence that the arts – specifically drumming, music, movement and poetry – can have in fostering an environment that nourishes their personal development, allowing for greater self-confidence and self-awareness."

You may be wondering, who does YWDEP serve? How do I sign up? YWDEP offers three programs:

1. An 8 week summer enrichment program for young women ages 12-19

2. "More than a Drum" drumming workshops in local schools, at any level, upon request

3. The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, for advanced drummers: an intergenerational, diverse group of women who all share a passion for the drum

If you would like to learn more about this organization, check out the website or contact:
Kristen Arant
202 213 7810 /
1525 Newton Street, NW Washington, DC 20010

Keeping you connected,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BRIDGE got a makeover


Meet the new face of BRIDGE. Each week on this blog, we will feature a BRIDGE partner organization that pertains for the weekly theme. (For example, food services, adult educational services, etc.)

In addition, BRIDGE is completely revamping their comprehensive website to make it easier for you to find the services you need.

Check out our new website!

Be well.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Hello World,

Welcome to The Bridge Project's Official Blog. We are happy to announce that the booklets are published and ready for distribution!

Please visit the The BRIDGE Project GW website for more information about requesting copies and updating information.

If you would like to view a PDF Copy of the BRIDGE guidebook, please visit and download the PDF from The BRIDGE Project GW website.

Keep posted for updates from the Spring 2010 BRIDGE Project class and our future endeavors!


Teaching Assistant
The BRIDGE Project
The George Washington University

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