Community Bridges (communitybridges-md.org) empowers girls in elementary, middle and high school from diverse backgrounds to become exceptional students, positive leaders and healthy young women. Each year the nonprofit supports more than 300 girls at 14 public schools in discovering their unique identity, voice and potential through leadership development, college and career readiness, family support and mentoring.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 covers annual activity fees for 10 girls in the program.
  • $1,000 pays for two college visits for 15 juniors and seniors.
  • $10,000 supports the annual Community Bridges Career and Innovation Fair.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Become a volunteer for one-day events and field trips.
  • Monthly: Become a mentor for a high school girl.
  • Internships