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 Last year at this time, he had withdrawn from the University in Siuna, Nicaragua where he had been studying Local Development due to economic constraints.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 […]

Celebrating International Day of Families

Happy International Day of Families! The theme for this year’s Day of Families is “Families, Healthy Lives, and Sustainable Futures”. This comes from the United Nation’s recently approved 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 goals, all aimed at ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being for all. Bridges to Community is proud to be […]

Happy World Fair Trade Day

What is World Fair Trade Day? This year, May 14th is the international World Fair Trade Day, with the theme of “Be an agent for change.” This day celebrates Fair Trade farmers, cooperatives and organizations around the world, and is sponsored by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Fair Trade is an ethical way of […]

2015 Raise the Roof Sponsors

THANKS FOR MAKING OUR 2015 EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS! SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 9th ANNUAL EVENT: Wednesday, October 5, 2016! Download Sponsorship Form Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!