Mark your calendar for our quinceañera!
Join us on November 3rd, 2023, as we celebrate fifteen years of Kino! Our joyous Quinceañera anniversary will be hosted at the Migrant Outreach Center in Nogales, Sonora, MX. We’re featuring a meal, mass, and many cherished memories. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to commemorate this remarkable milestone.
Special Mass in Phoenix on September 17.
Gather with us as Bishop John Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix leads us in celebrating the Jesuit presence in our community. It’s a chance to reflect, connect, and see how the Jesuit brothers serve our communities. Click here for details.
Pedro de Velasco to be honored at the Valle Del Sol Annual Dinner.
The Profiles of Success Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration, recognizing champions in Latino Leadership, is hosted annually by Valle del Sol Community Health. The event brings together leaders, advocates, and community servants who strengthen our communities and state in celebration at the Phoenix Convention Center. Purchase tickets by clicking here.
Pray for our annual board retreat on September 14 – 15.
On September 14 and 15, Kino’s Board of Directors will hold its annual retreat. Last year the board asked: “Who do I know who can advance the cause of Kino and our immigrant siblings?” Now, since they have identified these people, this retreat will focus on how to start engaging conversations with those people, ones that forge genuine connection and communicate the urgency of pursuing Migration with Dignity.
Kino honors the life and legacy of Frank Barrios
The inimitable Frank Barrios recently passed away after a year-long illness. Executive Director Joanna Williams says, “Frank Barrios supported KBI since the beginning. With great enthusiasm, he and others in the Phoenix community started a barbeque fundraiser which has grown into our most important annual fundraising event. He was deeply committed to KBI’s mission, and we were proud to award him the Pope Francis Award in 2017. He exemplified St. Ignatius’ call to show our love through deeds and to care for our neighbors. We are grateful for his life, and will miss him dearly.”
His funeral mass will be held on September 21st. Click here to learn more about Frank and his impact.
We’re delighted to welcome new staff.
The Kino team is growing! We recently welcomed Iñigo Casares Perez as our Education Coordinator in the US. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for our team, please click here for details on our available positions.
Applications for winter volunteer positions are open.
Kino Border Initiative thrives because of the dedication and solidarity of volunteers from both sides of the border. For more information, click here.
Seeking unlocked Smartphone donations for CBP One.
The US government has opened the opportunity for asylum seekers to request an appointment to appear at the port of entry and speak directly with an agent. The way to make this appointment is by applying directly using a specific app on a smartphone. You can help ensure that every migrant has access to the system by donating your old smartphone. While this new system is a woefully insufficient step towards restoring asylum access, we are committed to helping as many of our migrant siblings access it as we can. Click here for details on how to donate a phone.