BRIDGES has been an advocate for youth and adults in Memphis and Shelby County, for over 80 years, who face social and economic barriers that challenge personal and professional development. Bridges strives to provide these individuals with the knowledge, skills and experience to transform their lives, and tries to empower these individuals to become leaders in fighting racism, poverty and educational challenges. Currently, Philliber is evaluating many BRIDGES programs: Ordinary to Extraordinary (O2E), College Corps Program, Bridge Builders: Connect! Collaborate! Change!, and a Capacity Building program.