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!  

Executive Director John Hannan Highlights First Quarter 2016 Achievements

From the Director’s Desk We are only three months into this year, and already you have helped us accomplish so much in the communities of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  Over 380 volunteers traveled with us during this time, including 210 high schoolers, helping construct 25 houses, perform 2 house repairs, install 10 latrines and biodigestors, […]

Bridges Honors the Memory of Susan Hadley

Es con gran tristeza que yo transmito el paso de una miembra dedicada de la Junta Directiva de Bridges, voluntaria, y partidaria de Bridges durante muchos años, Susan Hadley. La carrera profesional de Susan fue muy distinguida. Ella era un profesor de Medicina en la División de Medicina geográfica y Enfermedades Infecciosas de la Universidad […]