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2015
 
45th Annual Chicano Park Day
April 25, 2015
San Diego, California
Via International sponsors annual Chicano Park Day in Barrio Logan.

Miami Dade College - Kendall Campus Alternative Break San Diego
May 3-9, 2015
San Diego, California
15 students and 2 faculty members from Miami Dade College travelled to San Diego as an Alternative Break trip with VIA San Diego, to participate in community revitalization and immigration on the U.S./Mexico Border.

St. Patrick - St. Vincent High School Service Immersion to New Mexico
April 6-11, 2015
Northern New Mexico
A group of students from St. Patrick - St. Vincent High School (8 students and 2 faculty) travel to New Mexico for a week long experience learning about Food Security through the three lenses of Spanish, Native, and Anglo with Community Learning Network.

University of San Diego Volunteer Travel Program to New Mexico
March 30- April 3, 2015
Northern New Mexico
A group of students from University of San Diego (10 students and 2 faculty) arrive in New Mexico for a week of Spanish, Native, and Anglo Lessons in Food Security with Community Learning Network.

San Diego State University Voluntourism Program to Mexicali
March 30- April 3, 2015
Mexicali, Baja California Mexico
A group of volunteers from San Diego State University (18 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Mexicali to learn about Micro-Enterprise and Community Resilience on the Mexico/U.S. Border from the Los Niños de Baja Mexicali Team.

San Diego State University Service Learning Program in Central Mexico
March 27-April 5, 2015
Antigua, Guatemala
San Diego State University students (26 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Mexico City to pilot a new program involving Globalization Through the Three Faces of Mexico with Fundación Comunitaria de Querétaro.

San Diego State University Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala
March 27-April 5, 2015
Antigua, Guatemala
San Diego State University students (26 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Antigua for a week of Integrated Development and Mayan School Improvement with Share Guatemala.

Adams State University Volunteer Travel to Mexicali
March 22-26, 2015
Mexicali, Baja California Mexico
A group of students from Adams State University (13 students and 1 faculty) arrive in Mexicali to provide valuable service on the Mexico/U.S. Border while working with Los Niños de Baja Mexicali through Micro-Enterprise and Community Resilience.

University of San Diego Service Learning Program to Tijuana
March 20, 2015
Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
A group of students from University of San Diego (23 students and 2 faculty) head down to Tijuana for the day to learn about immigration and deportation on the Mexico/U.S. Border while working with Los Niños de Baja Tijuana.

Iona College Volunteer Travel Program to New Mexico
March 14-21, 2015
Northern New Mexico
A group of Iona College students (10 students and 2 faculty) arrive in New Mexico for a week of Spanish, Native, and Anglo Lessons in Food Security with Community Learning Network.

Fordham University Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala
March 14-21, 2015
Antigua, Guatemala
Fordham University students (10 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Antigua for a week of Integrated Development and Mayan School Improvement with Share Guatemala.

Saint Joseph's University Service Learning in Appalachia
March 7-14, 2015
Appalachia
Student Volunteers from Saint Joseph's University (23 students and 2 faculty) visit Floyd Virginia to Engage in Rural Sustainable Development with Sustain Floyd.

Villanova University Service Break Trips to San Diego and New Mexico
February 28-March 7, 2015
San Diego, California and Northern New Mexico
Two student groups from Villanova University (26 students and 2 faculty) travelled to San Diego and Northern New Mexico for service break trips. With VIA San Diego, they participated in community revitalization and immigration on the U.S./Mexico Border. In New Mexico students participated in providing food security to communities with Community Learning Network.

Cate School Volunteer Travel to Mexicali
February 19-22, 2015
Mexicali, Baja California Mexico
A group of students from Cate School (22 students and 3 faculty) arrive in Mexicali to provide valuable service on the Mexico/U.S. Border while working with Los Niños de Baja Mexicali through Micro-Enterprise and Community Resilience.

University of San Diego Service Learning Program to Mexicali
January 20-23, 2015
Mexicali, Baja California Mexico
A group of students from University of San Diego (10 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Mexicali to learn about the education system on the Mexico/U.S. Border while working with Los Niños de Baja Mexicali.

Keimyung University Volunteer Travel Program to San Diego
January 18-23, 2015
San Diego, California
Keimyung University and LINC student delegation (20 students and 2 faculty) from Daegu, South Korea, arrive for their second VIA San Diego learning immersion itinerary, visiting industry sites with a vision to promote global cooperation between business and academia.

San Diego State University Voluntourism Program to Mexicali
January 6-15, 2015
Mexicali, Baja California Mexico
A group of volunteers from San Diego State University (18 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Mexicali to learn about Micro-Enterprise and Community Resilience on the Mexico/U.S. Border from the Los Niños de Baja Mexicali Team.

San Diego State University Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala
January 6-15, 2015
Antigua, Guatemala
San Diego State University students (24 students and 2 faculty) arrive in Antigua for a week of Integrated Development and Mayan School Improvement with Share Guatemala.

Stonehill College Volunteer Travel Program to New Mexico
January 3-11, 2015
Northern New Mexico
A group of Stonehill College students (20 students and 2 faculty) arrive in New Mexico for a week of Spanish, Native, and Anglo Lessons in Food Security with Community Learning Network.

2014

Annual Holiday Breakfast
December 2014
8am-10am
San Diego, California
Celebrating decades of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at theLaw Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.

Via International Board Meeting
November 14-15, 2014
San Diego, California
Presentation and Meditation by Dr. Ariyaratne
San Diego, California
Via International sponsors a presentation and mediation at USD facilitated by guest speaker and community leader, Dr. Ariyaratne from Sri Lanka, winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize and founder of Sarvodaya.

International Leadership Association
Women's Leadership Circle Presentation
November 1, 2014
San Diego, California
Via International partners with the Women’s Leadership Circle and USD, to host a Women's Leadership Circle Presentation.

International Leadership Association
Community Immersion
October 30, 2014
San Diego, California
Via International partners with the Women’s Leadership Circle and USD, to facilitate a Community Immersion event in Barrio Logan and at the East African Community Center.

International Leadership Association
Keynote Address by Dr. Ariyaratne, founder of Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka
October 30, 2014
San Diego, California
Via International hosts the keynote address of Dr. Ariyaratne at the International Leadership Association conference at USD.

The National Association for Chicano and Chicano Studies Midwest FOCO Conference
October 23 - 25, 2014
Kansas City, MO at the University of Missouri - KansasCity's Scenic Volkers Campus
"Latinas in the Midwest: Past, Present and Future" recognizes the rich historical and growing presence of Latinas in the region.The documentary “Everything Comes from the Streets” will be feature at the event with Rigo Reyes of Via International and Alberto Pulido of USD as guest speakers.

The Hardwood Museum of Art
October 17, 2014, at 7pm
October 18, 2014, at 1pm
Taos, New Mexico - The Hardwood Museum of Art
Film screening of “Everything Comes from the Streets,” a documentary on the origins and history of Lowriders in San Diego. Saturday film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Alberto Pulido of USD and Rigo Reyes of Via International.

9th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference
October 3-4, 2014
Espanola, New Mexico
The annual New Mexico conference on traditional agriculture and sustainable living hosted by Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute and Northern New Mexico College features presentations, panels, workshops, and site visits on food security plus keynote speaker Percy Schmeiser and Jeffrey Smith, a leading consumer advocate promoting non-GMO choices, as well as Los Masis of Sucre, Bolivia and members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

A Dialogue about Community Space, Voice, and Expression
September 28, 2014
Community Book Center, New Orleans
Inspired by the work of artists, academics, activists, residents, and organizers from San Diego and New Orleans, this dialogue will explore how community voice and space is expressed. Participants will engage in dialogue about how these unique communities share universal similarities when it comes to how community voice is captured and expressed. Various panelists will participate including Albert Pulido from USD and Rigo Reyes from Via International.

Dia De La Promotora
September 19, 2014
8am-10am
Tijuana, Mexico
Via International and Los Niños de Baja honor local promotoras serving as community change agents in the border region.

Community Celebration
September 17, 2014
Barrio Logan, California
Via International and USD partner with the Chicano Park Steering Committee to facilitate this community event.

Truly California
September 14, 2014
6:00 pm
San Francisco, California at KQED (PBS)
Bay area TV premier of “Everything comes from the Streets,” the lowrider documentary, created with support from Via International, focusing on the history of Lowrider car clubs in the San Diego - Tijuana region.

Destination Voices - South and Central American Journey Begins
September 2014
Peru, Brazil,Chile, Argentina, Guatemala
Through voluntary service and educational travel experiences, Via International provides a catalyst for cross-cultural interaction and exchange between community residents and visitors. Via is supporting Destination Voices as a prototype of what transformative travel can offer to Gap Year experiences. Via International will serve as a fiscal sponsor for contributions to Destination Voices that support answering the questions poised by the project, particularly how travel and service can be a life practice. Setting out into the world, high school graduate Jett Quintar will be doing the real adventure, on the front line of inquiring, learning, and expressing as she makes her way to Choctamal and Chachapoyas, Peru, in September, Brazil in October, Chile in November, Argentina in December, then on to Guatemala and…the World. To learn more or make a contribution, visit www.destinationvoices.org

The Grand Design
August 28, 2014
San Diego, California
Special thanks to Interior Designer and volunteer Gina Ell for her amazing talent, creativity, and resourcefulness in designing and facilitating an interior decorating transformation of the new Via International offices in Barrio Logan.
COME BY and see what a magical space was created for us using recycled materials and lots of community support.
THANKS GINA for your outstanding effort, enthusiasm, and abilities! We are thrilled and eager to share your wonderful work with visitors!

Via Nutrition Group Graduation Ceremony
August 22, 2014
San Diego, California
Two San Diego Via Nutrition classes celebrate their graduation and showcase their learning in Spring Valley.

Women's International Leadership Circle
"Bridging Academia and Community Knowledge"
August 22, 2014
San Diego, California at the East African Women’s Center
Presentation of Learning hosted by the East African Women's Center, USD, Voices of Women, The Thursday Club, and Via International.

Via International Staff Retreat
August 20-21, 2014
San Diego, California

Build-A-Beehive Event
August 19, 2014
Rosarito, Mexico
University of San Diego International MBA students kick off their annual Business seminar programwith a Build-A-Beehive event, a unique Via team-building and service learning activity.

MicroCredit Site Visit
August 13, 2014
Tijuana Mexico
Visitors from UCSD and Women’s Empowerment International meet with promotoras and learn about their microcredit initiatives in Mexico.

Fordham Student Dinner and Talking Circle
July 22, 2014
The Bronx, New York
Students from Via International service learning trip to New Mexico and Hoghan Dialogues in Tsedaak'aan, Dinetah, gather for an evening of discussion at Fordham University in New York City.

Fordham Student Alumni Gathering
July 21, 2014
The Bronx, New York
Four years of volunteer alumni fromVia International service learning trips to New Mexico and Hoghan Dialogues in Tsedaak'aan, Dinetah, gather for an evening of reflection and reconnection at Fordham University in New York City.

Via International Board Meeting
July 16, 2014
San Diego, California

Keimyung University Educational Immersion
July 13-18, 2014
San Diego, California
Keimyung University and LINC student delegation (19 students and 2 faculty) from Daegu, South Korea, pilot a new VIA San Diego/Tijuana learning immersion itinerary, visiting various industry sites with the vision of promoting global cooperation between business and academia.

Ethiopian Visit
June 23 - 24, 2014
San Diego, California
Leadership teacher Negash Shiferaw visits Via's programs and meets with members of the East African community.

Summer Internship
June 9 - August 20, 2014
San Diego, California
Virginia Tech student, Amy Komorowski, arrives for summer internship at our headquarters in San Diego.

My Sister's Voice
June 6, 2014
San Diego, California
Via's Executive Director, Elisa Sabatini, was an honoree in the My Sister's Voice project, honoring exceptional women.

Women's International Leadership Circle
"Bridging Academia and Community Knowledge"
May 23, 2014
San Diego, California
Via and community partners launch the Inaugural seminar at the East African Center.

Rigo Reyes 30th Anniversary
May 2014
San Diego, California
Staff and community partners on both sides of the border celebrate Via Staff member Rigo Reyes for 30 years of service.

GiveBig San Diego
May 5, 2014
San Diego, California
Via International participated in the 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by the San Diego Foundation as part of a National Day of Giving.

Spring Valley Nutrition Group Begins
May 2, 2014
San Diego, California

USD Social Innovation Challenge Reception
May 2, 2014
San Diego, California

Annual Chicano Park Day
April 19, 2014
San Diego, California
Via International sponsors annual Chicano Park Day in Barrio Logan.

Women Empowering Women Conference
April 11, 2014
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Via International participates in the Women Empowering Women Conference and panel presentations hosted by Santa Fe Community College.

Annual San Diego MicroFinance Summit
April 8, 2014
San Diego, California at University of San Diego

Via International Staff Retreat
March 27-28, 2014
San Diego, California

Annual Via International Board Meeting
March 5-8, 2014
San Diego, California

Educational Travel Conference
February 5-8, 2014
Orlando, Florida
Via Executive Director facilitated sessions on service learning and family travel, while Via Board Member Andy Morikawa presented on Via International's Appalachia Voluntours and storytelling. Mr Morikawa also introduced keynote speaker, Andrew McCarthy, actor and National Geographic journalist.

VIA gets a NEW HOME BASE!
February 1, 2014
San Diego, California
Special Thanks to Los Amigos Car Club for helping with the move to Via's new office location and community center in Barrio Logan along the US.- Mexico border just south of San Diego, California. 
1955 Julian Avenue San Diego, CA 92113 Phone - 619-795-9477

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