Bridges to Community, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development, International Exchange

Location: 95 Croton Ave Ossining NY 10562 USA

Mission: Founded in 1993, Bridges to Community, Inc. is a non-profit, community development organization which takes groups of volunteers to developing countries to work, learn and reflect. Through the process of living and working with local communities on construction, health and environmental projects, Bridges promotes cross-cultural learning, a deepening awareness of our global interdependence, and a commitment to the common good.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a former president of a chapter of Bridges to Community, I feel highly indebted to this organization. First, because of my trip with B2C to Nicaragua, I was regained by belief in the good of service and the possibility of effecting change through dedicated non-profits. Second, I have learned more about another country in the world. Third, due to my learning about others, I have in turn learned about myself, and seen what moves me. Communities like Siuna where Bridges operates motivate me to emulate the same hard-working attitude and drive to improve the world around me that the locals there all so clearly share. Finally, my B2C trip gave me new friendships, in a new country, that I know will last me for my whole life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

two service trips in Siuna.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more sites!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The impressions my students get from this trip is what keeps me going back year after year. One of my students stated that: “Leaving the people behind when we depart is the most difficult part of the trip, but what eases the transition is going to sleep at night knowing that you have allowed a family to no longer worry about not having a roof over their head."
Bridges staff is beyond professional, and sets a very high standard for every aspect of the operation. They are polite, friendly, and enthusiastic and it is contagious! As a teacher who has taken many school trips over the years, Bridges is by far the most accommodating I have encountered. Every student should be fortunate enough to experience a Bridges trip in their lifetime!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The results of a Bridges experience are life long and positive in every aspect. It is a true educational experience and literally makes the goal of making the world a better place that much more realistic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Secure scholarships for students and replicate their services in as many countries as possible.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was asked to chaperone at the last minute when the advisor could not travel, and have never looked back many trips later.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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