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Since 1970, our history at The Bridge for Youth has been steeped in social justice through the activist hearts of Sister Rita Steinhagen and Sister Marlene Barghini. They didn’t run from racism, violence, exploitation and discrimination. They didn’t ignore growing numbers of unaccompanied youth on the streets. Instead, they opened The Bridge on the West Bank, one of the nation’s first shelters for runaway and homeless youth. They were activists that did more than speak about the harms of those oppressed. They took action. That was The Bridge 50 years ago. And that is the core of who we are today.As the new Executive Director of The Bridge for Youth, here is what I have to say in light of the horrific events that have happened over the last few days. First of all, The Bridge wishes to express our deep grief over the murder of George Floyd. We condemn the racism, violence and oppression that infuses our culture. Continue Reading