Rev. Jed Koball, Mission Co-worker @ Presbyterian World Mission

I cherish my time and experiences with Bridges to Community. Perhaps the greatest impact on my personal life were the deep friendships I developed with fellow staff members and the overall sense of community that we all (North Americans and Nicaraguans alike – staff, board, community members and trip participants) fostered together across many barriers […]

Jacob Stoehr, former staff member in Nicaragua.

From my little casita in Nicaragua, I wrote my law school entrance essays about confronting social and human rights issues in Latin America… which led me to the Inter-American Development Bank, which led me to a high powered law firm defending foreign investment and the rule of law in Latin America…and then I met my […]

Dr. Mike Lahn, Most recent trip: Lahn Friends & Family trip, April 2017

“Bridges To Community is a great organization to become involved with. A Bridges trip is a fantastic way to learn the value of helping people and have some fun as well. I have been on many BTC trips with my family and neighbors and I cant think of a better way to spend a week […]

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 […]