Our Work

The cycle of extreme poverty is not inescapable, but those in its clutches need our help to overcome their insufferable circumstances. Since 1992, Bridges to Community has succeeded in helping families and communities in impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic (DR) and Nicaragua build a better life for themselves and a brighter future for their children.  

In partnership with residents and local leaders, we develop a comprehensive five-year plan in each community, focusing on housing, health, education and overall economic development. More than 700 volunteers travel with us each year, and programming is managed by in-country professional local staff. Learn more about each of our program areas below.

Bridges to Community engages in sustainable community development that has lasting impact for some of the most impoverished people in the Western Hemisphere by forming long-term relationships with communities and bringing volunteers to help work on meaningful projects in housing, health, education and economic development alongside community members.

Bridges to Community is committed to providing a meaningful cross-cultural service learning experience for our volunteers, and at the same time engaging in sustainable long-term community development projects that have lasting impact for some of the most impoverished people in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

What We Do

Bridges to Community engages in sustainable community development that has lasting impact for some of the most impoverished people in the Western Hemisphere by forming long-term relationships with communities and bringing volunteers to help work on meaningful projects in housing, health, education and economic development alongside community members.

Where We Work

We work in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, countries rich in cultural traditions and natural beauty but that struggle with over 20% of the rural population in extreme poverty, and unemployment rates that exceed 50%. We partner with communities to focus on housing, health, education, and economic development.

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