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Who We Are

Founded in 1992, Bridges to Community  develops poverty alleviation strategies with local communities in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Within selected rural regions of the two countries, Bridges works closely with community leaders to help mitigate poverty, historically in four distinct, but overlapping, program areas: health, education, housing, and economic development. All our program areas are driven by volunteer participation that incorporates service-learning into the volunteers’ on-the-ground experience.

We work in partnership with rural communities within the San Juan province of the Dominican Republic and with communities in the departments of Masaya, Jinotega, and Siuna in Nicaragua.

Mission Statement

Bridges to Community’s mission is to build a more just and sustainable world through service learning and community development by engaging volunteers to work in developing countries—building community and changing lives.

 

Board of Directors

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Michael Lahn

Board Co-Chair

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Kyle Kirchhoff

Board Co-Chair

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Jim Allen 

Treasurer

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Nanette Bourne

Secretary

Miranda Jennings

Board Member

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Jim Agnello

Board Member

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David Archibald

Board Member

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Julio Batista

Board Member

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Victor Rivera

Board Member

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Kelly Wardle

Board Member

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Gary Kris

Board Member

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Nora Tahbaz

Board Member

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Kathy DiBiasi

Board Member

 

Staff

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Paula Mulhair

Executive Director

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Kenia Ramirez

Associate Director