The mission of Student Bridges to increase college access and success for underrepresented students on the university campus and in our neighboring communities by building partnerships at UMass, with local schools and community organizations, offering college awareness, preparation and success activities, and advocating for enhanced institutional and public policies and practices.
When we talk about Student Bridges, college access is always the first thing that usually comes to mind, after people saying we have arguably the best team in all of UMass. However, our work goes beyond college access, we're not here just to steer students to college, we're here to serve and work alongside to make them active and positive members of the community. That's the goal, not only to bridge students to school, but to bridge what can be gained from school to the community
– Juan Martinez-Muñoz, Student Bridges Undergraduate Coordinator