Giving a Reason Why

As Bridges of Understanding approaches its tenth anniversary, its collective efforts are of increasingly profound importance. The organization was shaped with the dream of overcoming the widening divides between the United States and the Arab World, reminding communities that, in the human race, similarities always outweigh differences. And, while great progress has been made, there is much still left to be accomplished, so that the chasms do not remain in perpetuity.

Throughout the years, innovative initiatives and partnerships have allowed Bridges of Understanding to enter into the classrooms at the middle school, high school, and university levels, providing the opportunity to curate conversations that remind educators and students alike to look beneath the surface, to question preconceived notions and prejudices on the journey to global citizenship. Ultimately, through thought-provoking lessons and dialogues at the desk, in the field, and online, ‘the other’ is humanized — so that the very notion may one day cease to exist.

This website details Bridges of Understanding’s core endeavors, which continue to increase in scope and deepen in impact. They represent a commitment to a vision for a better tomorrow — a commitment made possible by you.

“The benefit of this experience is lifelong, as it promotes global citizenship and brings the best of who we are.”Sajida, Student, Bahrain

Let’s Stand Together

Education

Innovative Common Core State Standards aligned activities take education beyond the textbook…

Education

Innovative Common Core State Standards aligned activities take education beyond the textbook…

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Events

Community members are provided with opportunities to engage in intercultural relations…

Events

Community members are provided with opportunities to engage in intercultural relations…

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