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.

 

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.

 

In 2018 and into 2019, our border communities faced unprecedented challenges: a manufactured ‘border crisis’, the separation of families, attacks on refugees, a government shutdown and the construction of a mass detention facility for migrant children. Through our innovative policy work, engagement with faith and NGO partners, and rapid-response convenings, HOPE fought back with hope and resistance, galvanizing a powerful movement for migrant rights.

 

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

RESEARCH

HOPE has earned a reputation for original research that drives powerful advocacy. How do we do it? 

Narrative-changing thought leadership. Centering impacted voices. Promoting human rights. 

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.

FAITH

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

 

In 2018 and into 2019, our border communities faced unprecedented challenges: a manufactured ‘border crisis’, the separation of families, attacks on refugees, a government shutdown and the construction of a mass detention facility for migrant children. Through our innovative policy work, engagement with faith and NGO partners, and rapid-response convenings, HOPE fought back with hope and resistance, galvanizing a powerful movement for migrant rights.

 

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

Igniting a New Generation of​ Leaders

HOPE collaborates with funders, faith communities and our peer groups in our work to build justice in the borderlands. We invite you to be part of this movement today. 

 

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. 

“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

—  Name, Title

499 St. Matthews St.

El Paso, TX 79907

info@hopeborder.org

(915) 872-8400 ext.200

© 2019 by Hope Border Institute.​

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