Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach seeks to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of central El Paso’s Rio Grande neighborhood through the empowerment and transformation of its residents.
Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach envisions a thriving Rio Grande neighborhood with residents participating at every level of neighborhood transformation to cultivate restored hopes and new dreams…a new city!
In 2004, we started walking alongside just 10 third graders in the Rio Grande Historic District. Ten years later, Ciudad Nueva is building long-term relationships with hundreds of kids and their families through after-school programming, mentoring, summer camps, soccer teams, financial literacy programs and community dinners. We are empowering youth, supporting families, equipping leaders and strengthening community.
Over the past ten years, Ciudad Nueva students have excelled in school and earned academic scholarships to college, youth have grown deep in their faith and now disciple students younger than themselves, parents work hard to learn English and acquire relevant work skills, residents come together to advocate for improvements in the neighborhood, and a mosaic of downtown church denominations work alongside each other with a profound care for the well-being of their church neighbors.