The Bridge is a 'for-purpose' real estate development company that acquires old properties like schools, malls, and warehouses, then turns them into "eco villages" in the inner city. Our properties are intended to be totally sustainable and self-contained mixed-use “Eco-Villages” with housing, commercial/retail space, co-working, urban agriculture, innovation/education center and entertainment. As such, The Bridge is a “world-class” model for other communities.
Coworking at The Bridge is the central hub for all entrepreneurs, business owners and students alike. These spaces are designed to be welcoming and encourage patrons to interact in the most productive ways.
Living at The Bridge provides the opportunity to rent and own a state of the art apartment with cutting edge technology and added benefits that traditional housing does not offer.
Empower at The Bridge was formed to better lives through LEARNING by promoting urban sustainability with hands-on-learning, resource sharing, and community engagement.
- STEEM Center (extra E for entrepreneurship)
- Financial Literacy Workshops
- Community Real Estate Fund
- Job Training and more…
What's an Eco Village?
Empower at the Bridge Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide specialized opportunities and improved quality of life for underprivileged and underserved individuals and families suffering from systematic oppression. This is achieved by creating awareness, providing community support, financial wellness education, and sustainable housing options.
GIANT BLEACHER GARDEN
We are aiming to promote Regenerative Neighborhood Development by creating a sustainable “Bleacher Garden” and high yielding “foodscapes” throughout The Bridge Campus in Harrisburg (former Bishop McDevitt). We are repurposing the bleachers at the historic "RockPile". We are anticipating a yield of over 6,000 pounds of vegetables in the first year with increases of about 25% a year over the subsequent years as we improve the garden space and soil makeup. The first year, that is enough to supply 120 families with 50 pounds each of fresh vegetables over the growing season. Empower at The Bridge Foundation has partnered with community organizations City F.A.R.M. and Evolve Youth Trades Academy to bring this vision to life!
“This is the way we should be building infrastructure for our cities, not just in Harrisburg or Pennsylvania… but the world.”
- Garry Gilliam Jr., Founder / CEO