At Ciudad Nueva, our team is full of compassionate, understanding people. Keisha Branch, our High School Coordinator, displays a perfect example of the warmth and care we feel for our community. Keisha left her hometown in Virginia to join our Border Fellows program in 2016, after completing a study abroad program at a youth refugee center in Ireland. She became the first in her family to graduate from college, as well as the first to venture from her family’s home. Through her experiences in both of these programs, she developed a passion for connecting with and fostering a … [Read more...]
What’s It Really Like to Be a Mentor?
Cabby was a mentor at Ciudad Nueva who worked with a group of our younger boys for about five years. Hopefully you read our recent post about one of those boys, Jesus, whose family ended up having a deeper connection with Cabby throughout the years. Her story is a small view into what prompts someone to be a mentor and what blessings can be experienced as a result of the time invested in a child’s life. Diving into something new can be scary for anyone Even adults get nervous trying something new. Cabby mentioned that she is a shy person so mentoring was definitely something a little out … [Read more...]