Make a difference TODAY,
so students can have a better
TOMORROW.

Who We Are

High Bridge Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization established by Ernest and Mencie Hairston in 2012. Dr. & Mrs. Hairston are life-long volunteers and supporters of youth development programs that promote the well-being of young people from underserved populations including new immigrants, adoptees, disabled persons, and those needing financial help to pursue higher education.

Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Ernest E. Hairston, Ph. D.

Founder & Honorary Chairman of the Board

Mencie Y. Hairston, M. Ed.

Founder & Honorary Chairman of the Board

Governed by a Board of Directors, our mission is to reach, connect, serve, and empower young people from underserved communities so they may achieve their full potential and become contributing members of society. We accomplish this by providing funding and services in support of youth development, health education, mental health counseling, literacy, English language skills, computer skills, tutoring, college preparation, scholarships, career development, training and job placements, arts, sports, and recreational activities.

What We Do

Our mission is to reach, connect, serve, and empower young people from underserved communities, so they may achieve their full potential and become contributing members of society.

Scholarship opportunities

High Bridge Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the DMV area for over 10 years.

Community Partnerships

High Bridge Foundation, Inc. strives to be a valuable partner in the community by partnering with other organizations.

Resources

High Bridge Foundation, Inc. provides resources to high school students open to continuing education.

We accomplish this by providing funding and services in support of youth development, health education, mental health counseling, literacy, English language skills, computer skills, tutoring, college preparation, scholarships, career development, training and job placements, arts, sports, and recreational activities.

News & Events

2021 Award Winners Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of the 2021 High Bridge Foundation, Inc. Awards. Thanks to our generous donors, this year we increased the number of awards from 12 to 16: eight (8) $2,000.00 scholarship awards and eight (8) $1,000.00 Book Awards. This year’s Virtual Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, …
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Press Release: 2016 High Bridge Scholars Selected

Class of 2016 posed with Donors and Sponsors. – at Gallaudet University. 2016 Scholarship Awards (Facebook Album) Stephen Aguirre Abey Alemayehu Genet Bezabih Maguerite Djossou Jacinda Djossou Savonn Lanier Jannell Quint Callie Randall Brenda Rivera Sara Wong Ten outstanding graduates from the Washington, DC area, selected on the basis of their tenacity despite personal hardship, notable academic achievement, meaningful community service, and demonstrated leadership were chosen to …
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