What is Project Puente?
Project Puente (Bridge Project) is a non-profit located along the U.S.- Mexican border, specifically in the border community of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.
We offer a border immersion program, focusing on the issues of global economics and immigration. With these topics occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens witness a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles.
We call ourselves Project Puente because we view our work as that of building bridges between people in the hopes of working toward a more just world.
West has recently returned from a Midwest speaking tour- check out this article from a university at which he spoke.
Three Unique Immersion Trips
Project Puente is now offering three unique immersion trip programs for groups who are looking to learn about the realities of the border and immigration.
El Paso Immersion - Service Project
designed for groups who prefer to stay on the U.S. side of the border and would like to include a service project component.
El Paso - Palomas Border Immersion
groups will spend time in El Paso as well as in Palomas, a quiet Mexican town just over an hour from El Paso/Juarez.
El Paso - Ciudad Juarez Border Immersion
groups will visit several people and agencies on both sides of this unique border community.
We are always happy to custom-design an immersion trip based on the focus and goals of your group. Please see the “Border Immersion Trips” section of the website for more information!