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Beyond the Borders: El Otro Lado

El Otro Lado, one of the Beyond the Borders initiatives of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, is being featured in various promotions and social media of the Institute through September 10.

Beyond the Borders is a new response of the Institute to reach those most in need. The Institute’s Solidarity and Development Secretariat is highlighting a different initiative every few weeks in order to raise awareness. Projects are located in all five Regions of the Institute, including two in the Lasallian Region of North America: El Otro Lado and OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA Blackfeet Immersion. OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA will be promoted starting in mid-November.

El Otro Lado, which means “the other side,” is a U.S.-Mexico border immersion program that takes place in El Paso, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, and provides Lasallian students from around RELAN with the opportunity to explore the U.S.-Mexico border and learn about the many complexities surrounding immigration. Through the various program components, the program allows students to interact with humanitarian aid groups, government officials and those directly impacted by U.S. immigration policy. Discussion and prayerful reflection are key components of the five-day program. Download a poster about El Otro Lado >

Learn more about El Otro Lado and donate on La Salle International Foundation’s website >

You can learn more about all of the projects on the Solidarity and Development Secretariat website. The upcoming autumn issue of De La Salle Today will focus more in-depth on these Beyond the Borders projects.

You can donate to any of the Beyond the Borders projects on the La Salle International Foundation’s website or by sending a check to:

La Salle International Foundation
415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20017