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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 […]

From Volunteer to Trip Leader: Elyssa Michaels

Elyssa Michaels went on her first Bridges trip in 2003 when she was just 13 years old. It was such an impactful experience that she has returned on 12 Bridges trips since then and even started a Bridges trip at her high school, John Jay. As an adult, Elyssa is now a Bridges trip leader […]

Dylan Eichhorn: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

Our 2020 Leadership Dinner, to be held on April 23rd, will honor the service-oriented leaders of tomorrow. Dylan Eichhorn is one of seven young people who will be recognized. From Bedford, NY, Dylan Eichhorn has traveled on four Bridges service trips and has been incredibly impacted by his experiences. Dylan’s family became involved with Bridges […]

Bridges to Community Breaks Ground on Primary School in La Guama, DR

This month, Bridges to Community kicked off construction of a new primary school in our partner community of La Guama, Dominican Republic. La Guama leaders and community members, teachers and students, and Bridges volunteers celebrated breaking ground in a commemorative ceremony on Monday, February 10th.  The current 48 square meter primary school in La Guama […]

Tallulah Samberg: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

This year, Bridges to Community honors the future at our 2020 Leadership Dinner in April by recognizing a group of seven young people who are stellar examples of passionate, service-oriented future leaders.  From Bedford, NY, Tallulah Samberg has traveled on four Bridges service trips and interned with Bridges in our NY office. Tallulah became involved […]

Deena Elrefai: 2020 Leadership Dinner Honoree Highlight

This year, Bridges to Community honors the future at our 2020 Leadership Dinner in April, recognizing a group of seven young people who are stellar examples of passionate, service-oriented future leaders.  From Leesburg, Virginia, Deena Elrefai has traveled on four Bridges service trips and interned with Bridges in the Dominican Republic.   Deena’s family has been […]

Bridges Home Brings Safety and Security

This year, Bridges built 18 houses in our partner community of La Guama, D.R. With sturdy cinderblock walls and a roof attached to the foundation instead of a wobbling structure cobbled together from scrap lumber and plastic sheeting, the homes we build remain standing after a hurricane. With a cement floor instead of damp dirt […]