Costa Rica

Jesuit NOLA students in Costa Rica

On June 1st, 19 rising seniors from Jesuit high school NOLA, a Jesuit priest-in-training, the school’s Service Director, and I began a 10-day adventure. We were met at the airport by our in-community host, a PCV named Kiara Feliz and climbed into a buseta and set out for the rural community of El Encanto (“The […]

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Portland/Vancouver volunteers to Costa Rica

Corralillo, Costa Rica is now home to Courts for Kids’ sixty-fourth court.  On August 4, twenty-seven hard-working volunteers from Portland, Denver and Vancouver gathered to begin their amazing week in this community.   Even though the journey began with weather-related delays and a flight cancellation, the unexpected overnight in Houston really brought the group together.  Everyone […]

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Jesuit NOLA HS in Costa Rica

Copey, Costa Rica stole the hearts of the participants of the New Orleans Jesuit High School group this July. Seventeen high school seniors, one alumnus, two teachers and one Courts for Kids representative traveled to Costa Rica on July 5th where they arrived in time to catch the second half of the Costa Rica – […]

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Triangle Volleyball Club in Costa Rica

Photos by Katie Brown – www.bkb-photography.com On the morning of July 8th, a group of volleyball players from the Triangle Volleyball Club, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Ci​udad Neily, Costa Rica. It did not take long for the members of the group to begin making memories.​ The group was welcomed by Haley Caldwell, the […]

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Jesuit HS Portland students to Costa Rica

Every Courts for Kids trip is an adventure full of obstacles, challenges and memorable experiences; the Brasilia, Costa Rica trip was no different. Twenty-one Jesuit High School Juniors and Seniors and three chaperones arrived to the village after a day and a half of traveling. In Brasilia, two wonderful host families were anxiously awaiting our […]

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Richmond Strikers and Unionville High School students to Costa Rica

This past April we had an amazing volunteer group compiled of players with the Richmond Strikers from Virginia, Unionville High School basketball teammates from Pennsylvania, and a few parents who set off to Ortega, Costa Rica.  Ortega is a tight knit community of about 700 people in the north western part of Costa Rica. Ortega’s […]

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Jesuit Portland students to Costa Rica

As we arrived in Sabalito, Costa Rica, we weren’t sure what to expect over the next eight days. We were a group of 20 high school students from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, plus four chaperones, and many of us had never been outside of the States. But what we found in the small […]

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Jesuit NOLA students to Costa Rica

The week that we spent in the Costa Rican community of Matina was so eye-opening for our group, that by the end of the trip, a common theme was that “we thought we knew about Southern hospitality in New Orleans, but that is nothing in comparison to the people of Matina”.  That really does a […]

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U of Oregon Business Students to Costa Rica

El Higueron is a rural community in Northern Costa Rica, nestled between two volcanoes near the Nicaraguan border, which is the poorest region in Costa Rica.  El Higueron was established 26 years ago as an agricultural community and with only 700 residents, there are few opportunities for local youth.  Now, their community features a multi-use […]

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WSU fraternity group- Costa Rica

In our most remote project in Costa Rica to date, 8 college guys from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and 3 Portland fire fighters headed about 7 hours south of San Jose to Colorado de Biolley.  This project was a partnership with Jessica Robinson, a Peace Corps Volunteer, who stayed an extra year in this […]

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