The education system is undeniably flawed, research shows that many disadvantaged students are not well-prepared to pursue a degree; Anaheim has less than 33% of residents over 25 years of age who have received any college degree. Anaheim also has a higher percentage of residents living below the federal poverty line (15.2%) than the national average (13.1%). Who are the majority of these residents you ask? Women in their prime between the ages of 25 and 54. Throughout our time researching “gaps” within the system and looking back over our personal experiences, we were compelled to “build a bridge.” We want to see the members of our community succeed to the best of their ability despite the sometimes overwhelming impact of their status and life thus far.