Join the KBI Team
We are still accepting applications for the positions of Director of Communications and the Director of Finance and Administration.
The Director of Communications is responsible for humanizing the realities of migration and encouraging engagement from individuals and communities through various communication tools, including a bilingual, content-rich and interactive social media presence, a monthly newsletter, connections with traditional media, and the KBI annual report. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for overseeing the overall financial management and internal controls, managing all human resource functions, and directing general business operations of the organization in a way that will allow all Kino Border Initiative legal entities in the US and Mexico to effectively fulfill its mission.
Welcoming New Staff
We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the Kino Border Initiative / Inciativa Kino de la Frontera team. Alma Rosa Sarmiento Marchan and Susana Elena Chavez Rodríguez are both serving as Shelter Operations Assistants. José María Cervantes Martínez has joined as our Kitchen Assistant. We are so grateful to have them!
KBI Celebrates el Día de las Madres
We wanted to make el Día de las Madres festive for mothers at our shelter in Nogales, Sonora. Together we shared cake, care packages, and music on May 10, the day Mexico sets aside to celebrate moms. on We know that many of these women have made huge sacrifices for their families, and we were glad to honor them in meaningful ways.
Commemorating the Month of Mary
May is the month of devotion to our Holy Mother, Mary. We are offering up especially fervent veneration of Mary, as well as seeking her wisdom on what it means to be servants of God and man, the obedient and sensitive to the stirrings of the Holy Spirit. You can find daily reflections here.
SaveAsylum Action – April 30 March
On April 30th, we marched alongside migrants in the seventh migrant-led #SaveAsylum march organized since August 2020. This was the first such march of the Biden presidency, held on his 100th day in office. Many of the asylum seekers who organized this action were expelled to Nogales under Title 42. Some have been waiting for over a year. This march emphasized the ongoing danger and uncertainty migrants are facing because of President Biden’s unwillingness to end many anti-asylum policies like Title 42.
Year of Saint Ignatius Begins May 20
On May 20, we will mark the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, which began when he was struck by a cannonball in the citadel of Pamplona. Meditating on his life has never been more pressing as we face down figurative and literal artillery at the US-Mexico border every day alongside migrants. You can learn more about the Ignatian Year here. Stay tuned for ways to participate with us.