The Bridge of Lubbock was incorporated in 1999 and established as 501 (c) (3) in 2003 to reach out to the community of East Lubbock, an economically disadvantaged part of the city.
The Bridge of Lubbock's mission is to restore the foundation of hope to our community—body, soul, and spirit, bring community agencies together under one roof, and promote the sharing of resources to efficiently meet the needs of those we serve.
The Bridge of Lubbock outreach started in 2001 when the organization moved into a former elementary school building.
In November 2003, The Bridge of Lubbock began offering free lunch (Feed the Mind Lunch) and gently used clothing (Tammie’s Closet) to families.
Bridge 2 Success (B2S), a weekly mentoring program and summer camp for teens, launched in February 2005 with the goal of helping students create a vision for their future that is different from their surroundings, like attaining a high school diploma and considering a post-secondary education.
Seasoned with Love Catering was created in 2006 to generate a revenue stream for The Bridge of Lubbock and to provide jobs to local people in the process of rebuilding their lives.
In 2011, Tammie's Closet expanded to include Project: Prom which offers gently used prom dresses to young ladies who are unable to afford their own.
In 2012, our youth outreach was extended to include The R.O.K. (Reaching our Kids). R.O.K. is a free after-school program for students in grades 1-5 with the goal of reaching at-risk students with the love of Christ through the compassion of Christian people.
The Bridge of Lubbock is also home to 3 other nonprofit organizations: The Lubbock Children's Health Clinic, Church of the First Born Son, and The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc.
B2S Summer Camp