Volunteer Group Needed to Help Orphanage in Santiago,Dominican Republic

Orphanage of Fundacion Red de Misericordia is located just outside the second largest city, Santiago, in the Dominican Republic.  It’s home to near 100 kids from infants to teenagers who have been the victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or human trafficking.  All children study at a nearby public school and live at the orphanage, which fully […]

A student’s journey from Panama to the US

Recently, a student from one of our partner communities in Panama was able to visit the students at Jesuit High School Portland who he worked with to build a court in Panama.  Here is the incredible story of his journey from the remote Panamanian province of Darien to University of the Ozarks in the US: My […]

Union High School Students in Los Coralillos, Panama

I’ll admit it, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one: when I showed up at the Seattle airport at 8:32 p.m. the excited feeling in my gut was lined with the shiver of nervousness and something that felt like fear. A million questions and concerns raced through my mind: What if I did get […]

August 15-23, 2017 Open trip to Nicaragua

Trip Summary: On this trip we will travel to a small town in rural Nicaragua where we will stay and work side-by-side with the community members to build a multi-purpose court for soccer, volleyball, and basketball.   Nicaragua is a safe country with a low crime rate, especially in rural areas.  During this trip we will […]

July 21-29, 2017 Open trip to Dominica!

Trip Summary: The island of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is known as ‘Nature Island’ and was one of Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2016.  On this trip we will travel to the small community of Thibaud where we will help the local community members build a multi-use sports court.  […]

Kaiser Permanente Volunteers in Villa Chatito, Peru

Day 1 The warm and kind people of Villa Chatito received the Courts for Kids group this morning with open hearts and arms. They enthusiastically marched us down the main drag, posters in hand – young children, adults, and grandparents alike. Proudly and with unconditional respect they invited our team to lift their flag and […]

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School in El Sacramento, Nicaragua

  This year marked the third annual trip for Cristo Rey Brooklyn students through Courts for Kids. This year was an exciting year because we decided to go to a different country, Nicaragua. The student interest was very high but we were only able to take 12 students. Cristo Rey Brooklyn is a very special […]