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- 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 my residency at Centrum, a nonprofit organization promoting creative arts...

- 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 together, each in their own way. One of the puppets...

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 is for him, a professor of physics at a local...

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....

- WRITTEN by Gary Wenet, Executive Producer and Co-Founder I was just got dropped off at Ronald Reagan National AirPort by my Lyft driver Prajol. I had the honor of being his first customer since becoming a US citizen on Friday. He shared his story of having to escape perilous conditions for himself and his family...

WRITTEN by TONI CLARK, Co-founder, iBuildBridges _ 2019 marks the beginning of our second year as an organization.  We have accomplished a good deal. We have clarified our mission. Use music and storytelling to inspire individuals to actively build relationships with people of different backgrounds. We have incorporated as a non-profit and filed the needed paperwork to have the IRS recognize our...