The BorderLinks Board of Directors is in the middle of a 3-year effort to raise $100,000 – over and above BorderLinks' annual operating expenses. This important campaign, appropriately called the Leadership …Read more
Since 1987, BorderLinks has been facilitating delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas, the Copper Canyon, Chicago, and Santa Barbara. These immersion programs offer groups the …Read more
Looking for a way to engage your community around issues of immigration and the border? Our Community Workshops aim to provide educational dynamics and activities to groups who are either not …Read more
Learn more about the ways that BorderLinks practices sustainability in water use, energy use, and food production! BorderLinks' Sustainable Futures Program seeks to explore the complexities of our food system, …Read more
The Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (Home of Hope and Peace) is a community center located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Nogales, Sonora on the Mexico-U.S. border. The goal …Read more
Delegations fill quickly and must be booked in advance in order to give enough preparation time. This is especially true for spring delegations. We encourage groups who are looking to …Read more
Are you an individual looking to join a group on a BorderLinks delegation? If your answer is yes, consider joining a Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice delegation! There are upcoming …Read more
Ken Kennon: Inspiring Action By: Alex Devoid Rev. Ken Kennon is a retired minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and …Read more
You may have heard on the news about record numbers of Central American women and children crossing the US-Mexico border, and there is simply not adequate infrastructure to house and process everyone. There are two separate crises: one of unaccompanied minors held for processing, and another of women and children being transported from Texas to bus stations in Arizona when Texas infrastructure had reached capacity. Here is just one article about the current situation at the Tucson bus station: Crossroads of hope and fear: Stories from a desert bus station
The government and civil organizations are trying to respond as best they can, but these women and children are in need of humanitarian assistance. If you feel so moved, the main organization taking both monetary and physical donations is Catholic Community Services, 140 W. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85701. For a list of recommended donation items, please click below:
BorderLinks has been invited to be a participating charity in the 2014 Jim Click Jeep Cherokee Charity Raffle! The Click Family Foundation is giving away a 2014 Jeep Cherokee and has selected just a few Tucson-based charities to benefit from the raffle ticket sales.
Update: Our ticket sales are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased tickets in with all proceeds going to BorderLinks - best of luck in the November drawing!
As of June, 2014, we are delighted and amazed to announce we have achieved our goal marker for the Leadership Campaign! Thank you to all of you who helped make this possible. If you are still interested in contributing, it's not too late! This is part of a three year campaign started in May, 2013, so you can still donate here and read more here.
We have a big transition to announce at BorderLinks. Our Education Director, Margi Ault-Duell, is making a career shift. Margi has been with us for five years and has played an instrumental role in leading and organizing delegations, as well as nurturing our relationships in the Borderlands that help make our experiential education programs so powerful for our participants. We will miss Margi's passion, thoughtfulness, and spirit dearly, and wish her all the best in her next career steps.
Accordingly, we are also announcing the open position of Education Director. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please check out the position and more information here!
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Arizona State University, Lake Forest, SOA Watch, Whitman College, Unitarian Universalist Association, Duke University (Duke Engage), Portland Jesuit High School, University of Denver, Social Action Summer Institute, St. Andrews UMC, Mennonite Church USA, Murray Hills Christian Church, Los Feliz UMC
To see the complete list of our delegations, click here.