Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center
Our new Education and Employment Resource Center, which opened January 7, 2019, provides a hub of service delivery that strengthens access to, and effectiveness of, supports so vital to low-income families. With centralized access to classrooms, computers, office and meeting space, partners and low-income families can come together in a manner that increases effectiveness and streamlines service. We believe, and our partners agree, that by centralizing access to services, everyone benefits—our partners, our low-income citizens, and our community as a whole.
The Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center is located at 505 Omaha Way, Vancouver, Washington, in the Skyline Crest neighborhood in Vancouver's McLoughlin Heights adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club.
The Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center provides 8,900 square feet of space housing classrooms, meeting space, a computer lab, teaching kitchen, office space and more. Washington Department of Employment (Work Source), Goodwill Job Connection, Lighthouse Credit Union, and Bridgeview have permanent offices in the center. In addition, community partners provide employment readiness classes, job referrals, college classes, health and wellness classes, parenting classes, support groups, job and health fairs, financial counseling, and more on site. Our Resource Center offers low-income families a place to start their journey out of poverty.
The Resource Center is designed with partners and low-income families in mind. There is no charge for authorized partners to use the facility and evening and weekend access is available. A partner agency “Governing Committee” determines operating expectations and norms. Located in the Skyline Crest neighborhood, Bridgeview Resource Center is part of a larger transformation for this low-income community of 138 homes, which includes a new Boys and Girls Club and 28 new units of housing for homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care.
To learn more about the Bridgeview Resource Center, please go to the center's website at www.bridgeviewresourcecenter.org
See our video, below, about the concept that launched the Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center.