Bridges to Community to Build a Regional Health Center serving 18,000 people in Rural Nicaragua – U.S. Chemicals, A Woman Owned Business Announces Its Strong Support

Ossining, NY – September 27, 2016 Bridges to Community Executive Director, John Hannan today announced plans to build a much needed regional health center outside of the municipality of Siuna, in north eastern Nicaragua, that will provide critical medical services to over 18,000 people living in 51 rural communities spanning 7 health territories. This area […]

Third Quarter Brings Homes, Latrines, Health and Education to More Families

Another three months has flown by and I want to thank you for helping Bridges have another incredible quarter of hard work and successes. Since our last newsletter, 16 more families have received new and repaired homes–families like that of Esmelda and Marvin Hernandez and their two girls–and 15 other families have new latrines or […]

Derrumbadero Youth Center Hosts Youth Economic Development Workshop

This week, Bridges to Community hosted an an iDEA Entrepreneurial Workshop for 35 local teens as part of its economic development program in  the Dominican Republic. The six day workshop was led by entrepreneur and motivator Juan Casimiro of the Casimiro Global Foundation and business consultant Efrain Sora of Sora Global Insurance and Consulting. The workshop […]

New Medical Brigade Part of Bridges Long Term Health Program Goals

This November five medical professionals led by Dr. Michael Lahn, an emergency physician at New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, will be participating in a medical brigade in Nicaragua with Bridges to Community. The group will provide care and engage in cross-cultural exchange in rural communities where Bridges to Community works, and contributes to Bridges’ goals to […]

Bridges Scholarship Program Reports First Semester Success

Jorvin Urbina started his classes this year more determined than ever. Last year at this time, he had withdrawn from the University in Siuna, Nicaragua where he had been studying Local Development due to economic constraints. But in 2015, he applied for and received a scholarship from Bridges to Community to continue his studies as […]

Bridges Families Highlight: Esmelda Hernandez

In June of this year, Bridges to Community staff visited a family who would be the next beneficiary family of the housing program in Campuzano, Nicaragua. As they approached, a young girl ran to greet them. “I’m going to get a new house,” she declared. Her mother, Esmelda Hernandez, ran after her, smiling.  Esmelda applied for […]

John Hannan: Bridges Continues Policy of Staying Ahead of the Curve on Safety

August 29 Update: The CDC continues to update its recommendations about the Zika virus. One thousand cases have been reported in Nicaragua, of those 445 are pregnant women. 52 infected women have given birth to healthy babies, 2 have had stillbirths, and there is 1 report of microcephaly linked to Zika. In the Dominican Republic, […]

Executive Director John Hannan on Second Quarter Accomplishments

We are half way through 2016 and, thanks to your support, the impact we have had on the lives of Dominicans and Nicaraguans is incredible. In just the last three months, over 150 Bridges volunteers have helped construct 12 homes, 10 latrines, 5 stoves, perform repairs on 8 houses and provide medical attention to over […]

ACEC NY members volunteer with Bridges to Community

ACEC New York members traveled to the rural Village of Las Conchitas, Nicaragua, April 30 – May 7 with an international non-governmental organization (NGO), Bridges to Community (BTC). BTC is committed to providing a meaningful cross-cultural service learning experience for volunteers interested in sustainable long-term community development. With BTC, groups of volunteers travel to either […]

A New Collaboration with the Peace Corps

Bridges to Community is excited to announce a new collaboration with the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. On April 7th, 2016, Peace Corps Volunteer Bruno Estrada began working with our youth project at the new Youth Center in Derrumbadero, Dominican Republic. Below, Bruno shares a little bit about himself and his impressions of […]