About Us

Our Team

Our Mission

Esperanza International seeks to cultivate global citizenship through services experiences in working towards a better world.

We partner with Fundación Esperanza de México, a Mexican NGO, who believe that all people deserve safe and dignified housing.

Together, we offer service-learning immersion trips where volunteers help build homes in communities across Tijuana and have the opportunity to authentically engage in the unique border culture of Tijuana, Mexico, through the eyes of its own residents.

Our Vision

Our vision is that every individual who participates in our program will be transformed into a person of love, compassion and respect for all other peoples and cultures, and will intentionally act upon that transformation. We envision a world in which communities across borders work in solidarity toward a common dream of sustainable, dignified housing for all people.

We Value

Solidarity

Community

Trust

Dignity

Respect

Participation

Diversity

OUR PARTNERS

Fundación Esperanza de México (FEM)

Our partner, Fundación Esperanza de México, A.C., was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization registered in México with no religious or political affiliations. Together, we harness volunteer sweat equity to stimulate sustainable development by building homes in solidarity with one another.

The "FEM" Team

The work of Esperanza International is possible thanks to our special cross-border partnership with Fundación Esperanza de México. Guided by their mission of safe and dignified housing for all, this team works tirelessly in service to the communities of Tijuana, Mexico. FEM's quality programming keeps our Esperanza volunteers returning decade after decade.

The Esperanza Experience

The Casa Mil Project

Our Volunteer Groups

We love our Esperanza volunteers! Since 1985, we have welcomed thousands of volunteers from across the United States, Canada, Germany and Australia. We take pride in friendships we maintain with our volunteers that span decades.

All Saints Parish, St. Peters, MO
Anaconda Catholic Community, Anaconda, MT
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Bethany United Church of Christ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, CA
Builders Without Borders, West Jordan, UT
California Colllege of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Camino Maestro, Bellevue, WA
Cardinal Newman High School, Santa Rosa, CA
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Christ the King Parish, Seattle, WA
Church of the Assumption, Bellingham, WA
Compania Igasamex, Tijuana, Mexico
CompassionIT, San Diego, CA
Cornerstone, Everett, WA
Del Mar Rotary Club, CA
Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Dunn School, Los Olivos, CA
East West Group
Eastside Catholic High School, Bellevue, WA
Eastside Trekkers, Bellevue, WA
Feinstein Institute for Public Service, Providence College, RI
Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI
First Congregational Church, Bellingham, WA
First Congregational Church, Berlin Heights, WA
Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
Girl Scouts of America, La Canada, CA
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Goodwin and Friends, Kirkland, WA
Grupo Flextronics, Tijuana, Mexico
Henderson Community Church, Henderson, NV
Henry Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lake Stevens, WA
Holy Disciples Church, Puyallup, WA
Holy Redeemer, Camas, WA
Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Everett, WA
Inglemoor High School, Kenmore, WA
Jesuit High School, Carmichael, CA
Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
Long Island University, Brookville, NY
Medtronics, Tijuana, Mexico
Mellett’s Group, Washington D.C.

Mission College Preparatory High School, San Luis Obispo, CA
Mission Hills First Congregational Church, San Diego, CA
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, OR
Muskingum University, Wooster, OH
Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, Pasadena, CA
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
O’Dea High School, Seattle, WA
Our Lady of Fatima, Seattle, WA
Our Lady of the Lake, Seattle, WA
Our Lady of the Snows, Sun Valley, ID
Our Savior Catholic Church, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Paradise United Church of Christ, Louisville, OH
Pinewood High School, Los Altos Hills, CA
Prepa Federal Lazaro Cardenas, Tijuana
Providence Health & Services, Renton, WA
Providence Health International
Providence High School, Burbank, CA
Ready Pac Foods, Irwindale, CA
Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO
Sacred Heart Church, Bellevue, WA
Sacred Heart Parish, Enumclaw, WA
Salem Lutheran, Glendale, CA
San Domenico School, San Anselmo, CA
SDSU College of Health & Human Services, San Diego, CA
SDSU Graduate School of Social Work, San Diego, CA
Seattle Friends of Esperanza
Seattle University Alumni, Seattle, WA
Seattle University Campus Ministry, Seattle, WA
Seattle University Xavier Group, Seattle, WA
St Andrew the Apostle, Mars Hill, NY
St. Anthony Parish, Renton, WA
St. Barbara Church, Black Diamond, WA
St. Benedict Parish, Seattle, WA
St. Catherine, Seattle, WA
St. Charles Borromeo, St. Charles, MO

St. James Lutheran, Portland, OR
St. John Mary Vianney Church, Kirkland, WA
St. John’s Christian Church, Archbold, OH
St. Louise Parish, Bellevue, WA
St. Michael Parish, Snohomish, WA
St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, Madison, WA
St. Philip Parish, Woodland, WA
St. Theodore Catholic Church, Flint, MO
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Federal Way, WA
St. Vincent de Paul High School, Petaluma, CA
Team Hope, Pasadena, CA
The Bosh Bosh Project, San Diego, CA
The Cardoner Project, Australia
The First Goal, Santa Fe, Tijuana, Mexico
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Thompson Rivers University, BC, Canada
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynwood, WA
Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA
Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster, OH
UC Davis Alumni, Davis, CA
UC Davis Newman Center, Davis, CA
UCLA Urban and Regional Planning, Los Angeles, CA
UCSD Center for US-Mexican Studies, La Jolla, CA
UCSD International House, La Jolla, CA
UCSD Newman Center Catholic Community, La Jolla, CA
UCSD Nursing School, La Jolla, CA
UCSD Society of Civil and Structural Engineers, La Jolla, CA
Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
United Church of Christ, Petaluma, CA
Universidad CETYS, Tijuana, Mexico
Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Tijuana, Mexico
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
University of San Diego Campus Ministry, San Diego, CA
Washington State University Newman Center, Pullman, WA
Woodbury University, San Diego, CA
Xavier High School, New York, NY

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