We’re celebrating 10 years of the Global Bridge program in 2024 and we can hardly believe it!

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It’s been a wild ride, from the first Global Bridge year to where we are today! Follow along with us over the next few weeks on social media as we share just a few of the life-changing transformations that our students have seen on the program!

Where are they now?!

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Abbie D’Amour from Minnesota Global Bridge participant 2020-2021

Married? Kids? What are you doing for work?

Not married. No kids. I’m a licensed social worker! Working in downtown Minneapolis with the homeless population! Going back to school this fall for my masters in social work to continue working as a social worker and add addiction counseling into my wheelhouse as well ◡̈

What was the highlight of the GB for you?

The highlight of GB for me, apart from all of the lifelong friendships, was the experience of living in and experiencing a new culture. Learning Spanish was one of my favorite things, alongside working with Jhanna in the clinic and growing relationships with the community. I loved that we were able to take trips and grow our understanding and love of the country.

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GB has greatly impacted me. It changed my perspective on how I view the world and grew my love for the Dominican culture. Since this experience, I have become close to fluent in Spanish which has significantly supported my career and the ability to interact with and support others.

Global Bridge Students are Going Places, Can You Help Them Get There?

“Vern” the van, used for teams and Global Bridge transportation, has seen its last days with SI. This van is the original one we purchased used when SI first started the Global Bridge in the DR. Losing Vern is a hard hit to staff and students, as many of you have seen first-hand how important it is to have reliable transportation for our teams!

Can you help us reach our goal to buy another used Global Bridge van by July 15th?!6b19221f 6fbb 7544 5662 a237d9bf9b79 A Decade with Global Bridge

Dustin & Courtney Williams

Global Bridge Directors


Thank you for celebrating a decade of the Global Bridge with us!