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 […]

Lisa Kunstadter, Most recent trip: DC IT Group with Leslie Barry, January 2017

“Every time I go on a Bridges to Community trip (and I have been on many!), I am more and more impressed with the local people I meet in Nicaragua and the DR, so many of whom are determined to improve not only their own lives but the lives of all in their community. I […]

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 […]

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, […]