Take a look at the activities we currently organize:
Day Labor Outreach
Join us as we visit immigrants outside of Home Depot where we inform them of their rights and we provide them with free immigration consultations. You will be able to talk to them, bring them snacks, hygiene items or any other kind of donation. (Volunteers are responsible to bring these donations.)
Join us as we visit and refill the various water stations across the desert in an effort to prevent unnecessary deaths due to weather conditions. (Volunteers are asked to bring 2 gallons of water per person. Be sure to bring documents verifying U.S. residence.)
Join us as we visit Chicano Park located in Barrio Logan, a predominantly Mexican and Mexican-American community. The park has numerous murals, sculptures, and earthworks dedicated to the cultural heritage of the community. You can learn about the history of the park as well as its social implications.
Centro Cultural de la Raza seeks to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexican, Latino and Indigenous art and culture. Join us as we visit the Center’s numerous events, exhibitions, classes and lectures.
Join us as we visit Friendship Park, located on the border between San Diego and Tijuana. You will be able to experience border life, talk with border officials as well as engage with people on the Tijuana side of the fence. Be sure to bring documents verifying U.S. residence and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes as it is over a mile walk on sand. There are also numerous rest stops along the way where you can have lunch.
Join us as we visit the Holtville Cemetery where numerous unidentified immigrants are buried. This activity requires creating crosses and decorating them prior to the cemetery visit.
A suggested monetary donation to Border Angels is required for any groups to participate in these activities. This covers the costs associated with each day trip such as fuel, water and other items.
ALTERNATIVE BREAK & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Day Labor Outreach: Students bring tents, clothes, and food to day laborers at the local Home Depots in San Diego and in the canyons of North County.
Maintain Water Stations in the Imperial Valley: Please wear closed toed shoes and bring two gallons of water for each individual. We also visit the border wall in Jucumba and the Holtville Cemetery -the location of where 700 unidentified migrants are buried. (Students make crosses and memorial rocks for the Holtville Cemetery in the Imperial Valley. Students also participate in a vigil by the graves- sites of 700 unidentified migrants who lost their lives in the deserts.)
Friendship Park Border Wall: A 40-minute walk along the beach to visit the Border wall between San Diego and Plays Tijuana, Mx.
Chicano Park Mural Tour: A visit to a cultural landmark. The park is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals.
The Centro Cultural de la Raza: Historical Art Center
San Diego’s Centro Cultural de la Raza was founded in 1970 as a Chicano Community Cultural Center and functions as an alternative space that encourages and facilitates artistic growth and cultural interchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region.
Border Angels Internship Program: Student completes a 3-week to 6-month internship in our Border Angel office. They gain experience by participating in our human rights work and the running of a nonprofit program.
As Border Angels continues to run community awareness and education programs that work to prevent and reduce unnecessary deaths, we encourage you to invite internationally acclaimed immigrant rights activist and advocate Enrique Morones, founder of Border Angels, to visit your school to give an educational presentation about the truth of the migrant community, immigration, and border issues.