WHO WE ARE | OUR MISSION

The Hope Border Institute (HOPE) brings the perspective of Catholic social teaching to bear on the realities unique to our US-Mexico border region. Through a robust program of research and policy work, leadership development and action, we work to build justice and deepen solidarity across the borderlands.

El Instituto Fronterizo Esperanza (HOPE) trae la perspectiva de la Doctrina Social de la Iglesia a las realidades particulares de nuestra región fronteriza de México y Estados Unidos. A través de un robusto programa de investigación y trabajo de política, desarrollo de liderazgo y acción, trabajamos para construir justicia y profundizar la solidaridad a través de las fronteras.

 

WHAT WE DO | TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

Challenging Injustice & Promoting Thriving Border Communities

HOPE brings together local leaders, communities of faith, advocates and policymakers to create transformational change and build solidarity across borders.

 

MAR '18

HOPE leaders push lawmakers in Washington DC to protect Dreamers and increase accountability and oversight at the border​​

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND FORMATION

Igniting a New Generation of​ Leaders

HOPE offers comprehensive formation programs and develops leaders who work for new possibilities for social flourishing grounded in the experience of faith and thirst for justice, connecting a rising generation to the work to build a more just world.

  • Border Leaders Academy

  • Formation for Faith Leaders

  • Immersion Experiences

  • ​Migrant Academy

  • Annual Teach-In

Cutting Edge Grassroots Research

HOPE brings together local leaders, communities of faith, advocates and policymakers to create transformational change and build solidarity across borders.

Educational Resources​

Border Observatory

Responding to the humanitarian crisis at the border

 

Increased arrivals and a cruel strategy of deterrence at the border masked an emerging humanitarian crisis that led to the deaths of several migrant children. HOPE was on the ground in Mexico as the first caravans from Central America arrived to assess needs and provide assistance and also worked to ensure essential Know Your Rights presentations were provided to migrants stranded in Mexico. HOPE triaged the response to the refugee crisis created by ICE’s needless release of migrant families in the streets of El Paso in winter weather and also brought together faith leaders and experts from both countries to strategize long-term responses. HOPE was also on the ground in Guatemala, the only border NGO researching the root causes of migration from Central America.

Positioning Faith in the Public Square

HOPE is a powerful strategy center for faith leaders on issues of social justice. The needs and priorities of our border communities should be reflected in the systems and policies that shape our common home. HOPE pursues a vision for the border rooted in the dynamic power of faith and the shared history, traditions and customs of our community.

 

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

Igniting a New Generation of​ Leaders

HOPE offers comprehensive formation programs and develops leaders who work for new possibilities for social flourishing grounded in the experience of faith and thirst for justice, connecting a rising generation to the work to build a more just world.

Make a one-time contribution at hopeborder.org or set-up a monthly recurring gift. Interested in partnership opportunities? Contact HOPE today!

Hope Border Institute’s groundbreaking work advances justice and human rights in the borderlands.
Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us promote just policies for our border communities, generate original research on critical issues and build savvy social justice leaders. 

Shifting the Narrative

 

HOPE’s trusted voice is needed to promote the role of faith in building a just society. Our media expertise and knowledge of the issues have made us respected thought leaders throughout the world.

“I always knew I wanted to help make the law better, but after my experience with HOPE, it really helped solidify that I am on the right path.” 

- Viridiana Valdez, Law Student &  Alternative Spring Break Volunteer

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499 St. Matthews St.

El Paso, TX 79907

info@hopeborder.org

(915) 872-8400 ext.200

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