KBI annual fundraising dinner
Kino Border Initiative works binationally between the U.S. and Mexico to promote humane, just, and workable migration. Through our Migrant Outreach Center located in Nogales, Mexico, KBI staff and volunteers provide humanitarian aid including daily meals, medical assistance, shelter, job placement, youth programming, legal advocacy, and pastoral accompaniment. Through its education and advocacy efforts, KBI aims to inform and activate others to understand the reality of migration, affirm the dignity of our migrant brothers and sisters, and transform immigration policy.
The annual fundraising dinner is returning to an in-person event on Saturday, March 12, 2022. This special event will carry the spirit and joy the KBI dinner has become known for and raise vital funds to support the #KBI mission.
🌟We invite you to join us to be part of the celebration! 🌟
KBI welcomes our new board members!
We are pleased to announce five new board members to the KBI family. We extend a warm welcome to Pete Burr, Dr. Melissa Fees, Loise RoDee, Chuck Dunn, and Blanca Navarrete. Last week, the new board convened at our Migrant Outreach Center to discuss future steps for the organization.
KBI celebrated Christmas with Mass and a special dinner with migrants at our outreach center.
Father Pete Neeley offered Mass to migrants and staff on Christmas, followed by an intimate and typical Mexican Christmas dinner. KBI staff and volunteers gave gifts to migrant children and families who showed up for food service that morning at the migrant outreach center. Sister Tachita remembers the day as being very special. She says, “For many migrant families, Christmas can be a moment of crisis; as they forced to spend it away from their loved ones and often times without the food and traditions of their homelands.” She continues, “Eating dinner with the migrant families at the shelter on Christmas was really special. We made tamales with the migrants and atole. We played games afterwards. It was a lot of fun.”
KBI is hiring for an Advocacy Coordinator position
Download full job description: Advocacy Coordinator Jan 22
The Advocacy Coordinator supports the Director of Education and Advocacy and the Associate Director for Education and Advocacy in implementing the advocacy strategy, leveraging the resources and networks of KBI to promote humane and just migration policy in a way attentive to both Catholic Social Teaching and the contemporary realities of border and migration policies.
The Advocacy Coordinator will work primarily in the following areas:
- In partnership with other staff, implement the strategic plan for advocacy efforts in the US and Mexico that is attentive to the realities experienced by the migrants that KBI accompanies.
- Support building and maintaining connections with Congressional offices to inform them and persuade them to champion policies that promote the dignity of migrants.
- Support the Associate Director of Education and Advocacy in the development of leadership and empowerment of migrants both in Nogales and those who received support in Nogales and are now in the US.
- Support Associate Director of Education and Advocacy with documenting abuses, both in the US and Mexico, training others to document abuses, and other relevant projects as needed.
- Maintain statistics and databases that favor efficient advocacy work.
- In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, host individuals and groups for multi-day, one day or half-day visits to the Kino Border Initiative and explain its work and the context of migration.
- In collaboration with other education and advocacy staff and an eye toward KBI advocacy goals, plan networking and leadership development events that build the capacity of Kino Teens and other leaders at KBI partner institutions to effectively
respond to current migrant justice issues.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of February 1, 2022.
Please send cover letter, writing sample, resume and contact information with three professional references to Tracey Horan: firstname.lastname@example.org
KBI is looking for spring semester volunteers
If you or someone you know are interested in being a volunteer for KBI, please reach out to Kieran Halloran, SJ, Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com
KBI Volunteer Opportunity- Catholic Sisters Walking With Migrants (all expenses paid, thanks to the Hilton Foundation)
KBI is looking for Sisters who are interested in a one month or longer volunteer and advocacy experience for Catholic women religious. Thanks to a grant from the Hilton Foundation, KBI is offering Women Religious a volunteer and advocacy training experience. All housing and travel expenses are included. For more information and applications email: firstname.lastname@example.org