Saul Figueroa, El Nido Family Center

Community Development

BRIDGE thinks broadly and holistically about building healthy communities.

Many areas where we operate have suffered from chronic underinvestment. We partner with local residents and businesses to bring quality resources to BRIDGE developments for the benefit of the whole neighborhood. These include grocery stores in former urban food deserts, child-care centers, public green spaces, and offices for nonprofit organizations that provide high-demand programs. We also organize and host a variety of community engagement events for BRIDGE residents and neighbors alike.

CASE Study



BRIDGE is partnering with the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) to develop 180 units of affordable and supportive housing for seniors and families at Evermont, a mixed-use, transit-oriented affordable housing development.

Evermont will house extensive community resources in 64,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Located in a food desert, the complex will feature a Target and health food outlets, as well as CRCD programs, a Metro training facility, and a transit plaza. In collaboration with our development partners and ExED, a new SEED LA public boarding school will soon open its doors on the site.


Evermont is a promise kept to the surrounding communities of Vermont and Manchester that I am proud to represent. Reaching the construction stage has been a herculean lift and true collaboration that exemplifies the strength in public-private partners. As these buildings rise from the ground, we are not only creating physical spaces that will redefine our communities, we are also investing in good paying jobs and sustainable community development that will directly impact the lives of our residents.”

The Honorable Holly Mitchell
Los Angeles County Supervisor
CASE Study

Sage Park


As the result of a unique partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and BRIDGE, Sage Park provides 90 affordable apartments, built on 3.5 acres of underutilized school property on the Gardena High School campus. Helping meet the affordable housing needs of LAUSD employees, this $28 million development gives leasing preference to LAUSD employees working within a three-mile radius.

CASE Study

Kai Ming Head Start


Kai Ming Head Start is a non-profit, licensed preschool located on site at North Beach Place in San Francisco. Kai Ming provides low-income families free, dual language, and culturally relevant programs from the prenatal period through preschool to meet children’s emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs. The teachers at Kai Ming work with the families of 42 students to strengthen their children’s home language as well as English skills and provide an enriching and supportive environment for students to thrive.

We are grateful to be here in such a good environment, in such a good community. We believe that with the help of BRIDGE and a high-quality preschool, we can continue to foster a more positive atmosphere in the neighborhood.”

Jerry Yang
Executive Director, Kai Ming Head Start