It has been three months since I have moved to New Mexico. Although I am only an hour drive from the Mexico-United States border, I lack the feeling of living in the borderlands. I feel so close but yet so distant. I have thoughts rushing through my mind. What if I was closer? What if Read More
Dear Fellow Community Members, Staff of Jardín de los Niños, and BSCers, Thank you so much for attending community night at Jardín de los Niños. We were lucky to have so many new and familiar faces join us to learn more about this wonderful organization and the people supporting it’s presence in our community. As Read More
Although I had supported, met staff, and told other people about Jardin de los Niños, I had not visited the actual site until last night. Hannah, BSC volunteer, shared a great PowerPoint and presentation about Jardin, which included learning that New Mexico is ranked 49th in Child Well-Being. In order to help us get to Read More
My first full month in the borderlands has been a month of new environments, new relationships, and new communities. It’s been a thousand of the awkward first conversations that happen when you’re learning your way around a new space and building the first bridges between you and the people you find there. I’ve shared my Read More
Community life has been a strong and essential part of our first couple months here. At Casa de Paz, we are lucky enough to have similar living habits and complementary personalities, so conflicts (if any) are easily resolved. We plan meals weekly and make dinner together every night. We have also expanded our community to Read More
Dear Wonderful and Amazing Fellow BSCers plus Equally Amazing Program Staff, Thank you so much for attending the BSC Community Night Open House held at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services last night! Our event was definitely bettered by your attendance and participation, and I hope you were able to leave with a more complete understanding Read More
Check out our current volunteers’ reflections about their experience on the U.S./Mexico Border!