Continental Crossings

Student Chapter of Bridges to Prosperity.  Our mission is to assist communities in Nicaragua with building footbridges to overcome the rural isolation experienced during the rainy season. The bridges give communities essential access to hospitals, schools, and economic opportunities. We work throughout the school year to design and fundraise for a community. To accomplish this, we use the guidelines and expertise of technical advisers at the non-profit organization of Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) to design cost efficient and safe pedestrian bridges. Our goal is raise $20,000 in order to pay for the bridge materials. We host pancake breakfasts, car washes, bake sales, stadium cleanups, and receive donations to pay for the bridge each year. During the summer, a team of seven travel to Nicaragua to implement the bridge design alongside the community. Our organization was named the Bridge Builder Team of the Year at the annual B2P Bridge Builders Conference in Fall 2013. (updated for 2018-2019)

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Faculty Advisor: 
Elly Martens
Aaron Silva
Director of Finance
Chris Sullivan
Enterprise Relations Executive
Liz Fischer
Fundraising Chair
India Clark
Volunteer & Workshop Coordinator
Logan Kirby
Social Chair
Emily Banes
Social Media Manager
Vanessa Zaldivar
Partner Development
Sandra Castillo