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Moisés Martínez Marenco, Father, Scholarship Student & Small Business Owner

Moisés Aaraón Martínez Marenco, 21, is a hardworking husband and father to a baby girl. From our partner community of Comején 4, Moisés divides his time between work and studies; he is currently in his third year of university at the UNAN Managua studying Industrial Engineering with support of a BTC scholarship. He has his […]

Timoteo Ramirez del Carmen, Father of Five, Receives Bridges Latrine

This year, we are building latrines in our Dominican communities. Volunteers built two families their latrines in the sector of Gajo Largo earlier this year. Timoteo Ramirez del Carmen, 49, and his family are just one of many families in the sector of Gajo Largo that were using the outdoors near their house as a […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Mireya del Carmen Lopez Saravia, El Portillo, Nindirí, Nicaragua

Mireya Lopez Saravia, a hard-working mother to three children, lives in our partner community, El Portillo, Nindirí, Nicaragua. Her family received a Bridges home in 2011, and she has been a community leader for many years, currently serving as treasurer. Mireya participated in all of Bridges’ programs and projects in her community and was especially […]

Rosa Elena Lebrón, La Guama, DR: New BTC Home Owner

Rosa Elena, from the Gajo Largo sector of our partner community of La Guama, DR, is a single mother with two children, Alexis, 12, and Daniela, 5. She has a disability that prohibits her from working and taking care of herself and her family. Because of the strong sense of community in this area, surrounding […]

Sam Barnett: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

On April 23rd, Bridges to Community will honor a group of seven young people who are stellar examples of passionate, service-oriented future leaders at our 2020 Virtual Leadership Event. From Armonk, NY, Samuel Barnett is one of our incredible honorees. He has been on three Bridges service trips, and his experiences continue to inform his […]

Katie Toal: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

Bridges to Community’s 2020 Virtual Leadership Event will honor a group of seven young people who are stellar examples of passionate, service-oriented future leaders. From Bronxville, NY, Katie Toal is one of our incredible honorees. She has been on three Bridges service trips and has been immensely impacted by the experience. Katie became involved with […]

Important News Regarding Our Leadership Dinner: Letter From Executive Director

Dear Friends, In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in following the advice of state medical officials, Bridges to Community has made the difficult decision that we will not be hosting an in-person Leadership Dinner event on April 23, 2020. We are exploring the option of a virtual event to make sure that this year’s incredible […]

Ava & Rosie Swidler: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

Bridges to Community’s 2020 Leadership Dinner will honor a group of seven young people who are stellar examples of passionate, service-oriented future leaders.  From Briarcliff, NY, Rosie, 16, and Ava, 15, have traveled on multiple Bridges service trips. They have also raised significant funds for Bridges’ vital programs.  Rosie and Ava became involved with Bridges […]

Felipa Borgen Muñoz: Mother, Field Hand and Fighter

Felipa Borgen Muñoz has worked her whole life. Born in an isolated community called Kuikuina Grande, Siuna, she starting working in the fields as a little girl with her parents and five siblings in order to feed the family. The community’s school was two hours away on foot and, because of her work in the […]

Ebanny Lebrón de la Cruz: DR Community Leader

Ebanny Lebrón de la Cruz, 32, is the Community Coordinator of Gajo Largo, a neighborhood of our partner community of La Guama, Dominican Republic. When Bridges expanded our work to this section of La Guama last year, she was elected by her neighbors to lead the committee. Ebanny says, “Of course I said yes because […]