What’s New?

Viva La Mujer

  We are pleased to announce that our 2nd Annual Viva La Mujer event was a huge success! This year’s event was a concert and dance party that once again held at the historic Thomas Center in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The event featured the amazing 12-piece Umoja Orchestra and Colombian-American singer/songwriter Marce and her band. As with last year’s event, …

Music Across Borders

Music Across Borders is dedicated to teaching young people in the Casa Elizabet orphange in Magdalena, Mexico, how to play Suzuki method of violin. Thanks to the Wallack Foundation, in memory of Ian Ben Wallack, and a grant from Hungry For Music, www.hungryformusic.com, we are thrilled to announce that we now have the 20 instructional violins needed to initiate this …

Adriana Salinas

My Experience Volunteering with Bridges Across Borders This is an opportunity I had been hoping for for a long time. I always wanted to come back to Florida, especially because I wanted to see Carol Mosley again, who is like my second mom, and to work with her at Bridges Across Borders. Now I am here to share with other …

Meals on Heels

http://picasaweb.google.com/bridgesacrossborders/JaqueDarienPanama02# This program began when nurse Maritza took us to a beautiful plot of land on the sea with fruit trees behind, and told us she had been keeping the jungle at bay here for 17 years while she maintained her dream of an Elder Casa for the most in need elders. We share her dream and do hope someday …

Sea Turtle Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Sea Turtles! -Turtles age back from the Triassic age, 200 million years ago. -Baby sea turtles circle their nest once after hatching before heading toward the ocean. -The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle at 6 and a half feet long and weighing up to 1,500 lb. -The soft shelled turtle uses it’s …

The Context of the Wayuu’s Struggle: a Brief History of Colombia

Government: Colombia officially became a state in 1810 when it gained independence from Spain. In the late 1840s the Spanish elite who had remained in control even after Colombia’s separation from Spain formed the Liberal and Conservative parties which to this dominate Colombia’s political and social institutions. The Liberal party was formed on the platform of a secular federal state, …

What We Can Do

Due to the complex nature of Colombia’s internal conflict, finding a solution seems nearly impossible. But as citizens of the country that is supporting a government which is responsible for the death and displacement of millions of people, it is our responsibility to question to ethics of our own government’s involvement. By educating ourselves to the context in which these …

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANA MARIA VASQUEZ

I was born in Colombia, South America, in a Catholic family from Bogota. My first fourteen years were spent studying in a Franciscan school called Colegio Santa Francisca Romana. That is where I received much of my religious background. One of my aunts is currently a nun with this Franciscan community, which has its “mother house” in Rochester, Minnesota. What …

Educational Sponsorship – Meet Paula

Dear Sponsors, First of all I hope you are doing well. Second, I want to express all my gratitude for all the support and help. I am finishing high school successfully and I am looking forward to graduating here in Guasca. I have had a lot of new experiences all this year. A lot of challenges have occurred. New events …

Our Humble Office

It is hard to believe that the run down, old construction office trailer could be revived from what it was in the photo top left, to what it is today. We are proud that we do a lot with very little. Your support is not spent on high salaries or fancy digs. Our humble trailer now has a nice porch …