Author: iBuildBridges

– WRITTEN by Toni Clark, Executive Director and Co-Founder It’s been less than a week since the gruesome and senseless murder of George Floyd by a police officer while other officers watched.  The haunting video and all the protests afterwards are profoundly sad and upsetting.  How...

By Elle Prillaman, Roanoke, Virginia The familiar is easy, comfortable, and sometimes tempting. The unfamiliar, though, gives you an opportunity to learn and to grow. I was studying abroad in Vienna when the coronavirus crisis cut my much-anticipated study abroad experience short. In a hurry, my friends...

- WRITTEN by Eduardo Mendonça, Music Director In January 2018, I stayed in a cabin at Fort Worden State Park, Washington, a place famous as the setting for the 1982 film, An Officer and a Gentleman. I was there to compose musical arrangements as part of...

- Submitted by Jennifer in Seattle, Washington My bridge building story is about using puppets to share dance and music with all children, including those with disabilities. I traveled to Ohrid, Macedonia, and throughout Bangladesh with my puppet show to encourage children to dance and play...

Monday, March 25th. Our Ambassadors worked on changes made for “I Build Bridges, Not Walls”. New breaks, new format, and new key weren’t everything. This time, they had been challenged to have hands-on in their instruments to execute the song, instead of singing only....

- WRITTEN by Toni Clark, Executive Director and Co-Founder We were talking as people do when their flight is delayed nearly 24 hours. Grzerorz Kalicy and I were both waiting for a flight going east from Denver to Washington DC. That’s home for me as it...

Hello, bridge builders! Last Monday, we built from the last rehearsal material. We added lyrics, melody, and we played the new song together. The energy was high, and in the composition, a piece of each one of us was surely there. Musically Yours, Eduardo....