Bridge of Love is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that addresses the barriers children face in accessing education in Tijana, Baja California.. We are committed to providing warm and welcoming learning environments where learners of all ages can have access to educational tools, hot meals, and food distribution for their families. We believe education is a lifelong journey and we are dedicated to supporting our learners reach their fullest potential through group settings, personalized instruction, innovative learning style methods, and a focus on spiritual growth through the reading and comprehending of God’s word. Our goal is to inspire a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
Alex and Vero have been married since 2001. Together they lead a congregation in Tijuana, Baja California. They have three children Bethany, Hannah and Eli.
During the pandemic they realized many of their students were not continuing their education due to lack of resources. This lead them to open up learning centers to meet the needs of children's education.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
About Our Learning Centers
Our first center is located in Santa Fe, Cedros. It has two sessions of ten children. It is open from Monday through Friday. Student ages range from five to seventeen. This center was opened on October 5, 2020, due to the fact that 75% of church students did not have access to computers, internet or printers during the pandemic.
Playas de Tijuana
This center is located in Playas de Tijuana, and currently has 21 homeschool base students. We partnered with Ms. Ana in January 18, 2021. Once we knew she was in need of supplies and food to feed the students. This center is dedicated to students with at least one parent deported from the states.
This center is located in Agua Marina, Rosarito. It is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Currently there are thirty students ages five to seventeen. The majority of these children do not know how to read or write. We partnered with Pastors Eliseo and Marcela from Centro Cristiano Shalom on June 1, 2021.
This center is located in Cumbres, Tijuana. It is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday with one session being in the afternoon on Wednesdays. Currently there are twelve students, ages three to fourteen. We partnered with Pastors Eliaquim and Sabina from Manantial de Vida, on February 8, 2022.
Manantial de Vida
This is our first preschool enrichment learning center. It is open to 10 students in the first session and 10 students in the second seccion. Each session is open for four hours a day, Monday through Friday. Student ages range from three to nine. These are all students who do not know how to read or write. We opened on March 28, 2022
This center is located in Lazaro Cardenas, Tijuana. It is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturdays. Currently, there are ten students, ages three to fourteen. As well as students entering the continuation school program where they can finish elementary, Junior High School and High School We partnered with Pastora Maria Garay and her daughter Abigail from Morada Paz Church on March 11, 2023,
Morada de Paz
Joey moved in our Cedros community about 2 years ago. We invited her to come to our learning center after learning she was not in school and had not been in school since third grade due to bullying. Since then she has been enrolled in our center and has had enrichment activities on a daily basis. She recently has gone to Los Angeles, California to get surgeries for her facial cleft. Currently she is back in Tijuana, and continuing services in our center. Thanks to sponsors like you we have been able to provide therapy sessions, music classes and craft activities. We are excited to continue in this journey with Joey, subscribe to our email list to get updates on our learning centers and on Joey!