Sil Ganzó and ourBRIDGE
In 2003, Sil Ganzó arrived in the United States from Argentina when an opportunity for work presented itself. Seven years later, having recognized the lack of educational, social and emotional support for newly arrived children, Sil began working with refugee and immigrant families through an afterschool program called The Bridge. She eventually became its program director.
In 2014, The Bridge was set to close down. Because of her close relationships with families, schoolteachers and community partners, Sil decided she could not allow the program to end and simply walk away. So, Sil created ourBRIDGE for KIDS, a nonprofit that provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for refugee and immigrant children and their families.