February 2018

Marion McLaughlin

A Legacy of Love and Community

Marion McLaughlin, a long-time Via International and Los Niños de Baja volunteer, recently passed away. We wanted to take a moment to show our love, reflect on Marion’s impact and honor her many years of dedicated service to the people and places along the U.S.-Mexico border. Join us in remembering this wonderful woman.

Click here to to watch the video and read our featured article: A Legacy of Love and Community.
Doña Mari Promotora Emeritus - Los Niños de Baja California, Tijuana Mexico

"Being a promoter means that I’m able to make a change in the community because they change their eating habits and also change as a person. What I like the most is that I change the world with the example, that I’m an agent of change.

I am a promoter and I am so proud to be one!"

To read her story click here.

Interview with Will Holmes
Interview with Will Holmes - Director of Public Service, Cate School Carpinteria California

How long have you been working with Via International and Los Niños de Baja?

For the past 11 years, I have been bringing groups of students to serve alongside communities in Mexicali, Mexico with Los Niños de Baja. The service learning trip in Mexicali is a short-term program developed together in partnership with Via International, giving students the opportunity to work on school improvement projects including concrete and painting. Each trip is designed around cultural exchange than not only creates direct impact for infrastructure and revitalization improvements. The real gift, on both sides, is the dialogue between students and the community. To read the entire interview click here.