In the last month, we celebrated the historic inauguration of our new Migrant Aid Center, with hundreds of supporters in attendance to march the momentous occasion. We also hosted four immersion groups from two states and include details on the upcoming Phoenix benefit dinner.
1) New Migrant Aid Center Inaugurated: The Kino Border Initiative formally inaugurated our new Migrant Aid Center on Wednesday, February 12th. Over 600 people were in attendance to mark the occasion, including donors, volunteers, migrants, supporters, staff and others. Representatives from each of KBI’s six sponsoring organizations spoke at the celebration, and Nogales, Sonora Bishop José Leopoldo González González cut the ribbon.
2) 10th Annual KBI Dinner in Phoenix on March 14th: The 10th Annual KBI Dinner will be held at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix on March 14, beginning at 5 pm. This year’s theme is “Hand in Hand We Can,” and the 2020 Pope Francis Award will be presented to Lucy Howell in recognition of her tireless support. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://aesaz.co/ELP/KINO2020/?fbclid=IwAR0pZDVDRXXr9Lxsa_RaDPcoYt_tBR5KtVbyRju9oEwuVsDE957I5HB3i-4
3) Immersion groups: In February, three high school groups—two from California and one from Phoenix—participated in immersion trips at the Kino Border Initiative.
|Immersion Group||# of participants||# of days at the KBI|
|Xavier Prep High School
Palm Desert, CA
|10 participants||6 days|
|Sacred Heart Prep
|10 participants||5 days|
|Brophy College Prep
|9 participants||1 day|
|Holy Family Parish
S. Pasadena, CA
|9 participants||3 days|