Bridges to Community engages in sustainable community development by forming long-term relationships with communities affected by poverty, listening and responding directly to the needs of the communities, and engaging volunteers to collaborate on meaningful projects in housing, education, health, and economic development.
A home built by Bridges to Community is much more than four walls and a roof. It’s the difference between safety and vulnerability, health and illness, dignity and despair. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.
Our Health Program brings preventative care and health infrastructure to people living in isolated, rural communities. Projects range from educational workshops to the construction of health facilities. We provide medical and dental care, improve sanitation through the construction of hygienic latrines and potable water systems, and reduce chronic illness by providing ventilated stoves with the goal of ensuring the health and well-being of all those we serve.
Education is a key driver for reducing systemic poverty, improving food security, fostering economic growth, and achieving gender equality. Through scholarship programs, community classes and workshops, and the construction of education centers, Bridges to Community strives to ensure that both school-age children and adults in our communities have access to education.
Bridges to Community conducts diagnostic studies of the communities we serve to better understand their economic potential and develop strategies for growth. We facilitate workshops and trainings to support entrepreneurship, strengthen business acumen, and develop leadership within the community.
Bridges to Community offers week-long virtual volunteer experiences, bringing our community partners to you! Perfect for classrooms, individuals, and volunteers who are unable to travel, our vitual volunteer opportunities focus on our community development and public health programs.
Sanitation units (outdoor bathroom and showers)
Community water project
Environmental awareness campaigns