Cristosal’s work is evidence that inspired individuals can make a positive contribution to the safety and dignity of refugees in Central America.
As the world struggles to deal with unprecedented violence and displacement, our grassroots network of supporters in North America guarantees our independence and ability to respond quickly and creatively to problems as they arise.
As world leaders meet this fall in New York for the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants to address the largest global refugee crisis ever recorded, you have a key role to play making sure Central America is not overlooked and empower us to expand on our success.
Take Action This Year
Fundraise For Central American Refugees
Audrey’s community raised over $5,000 with a video appeal
"I was transformed through my volunteer experience living in El Salvador – it shaped my worldview and the direction my career would take. I can’t think of a more important or worthwhile cause than working towards a world where everyone, everywhere can claim their human rights." – Audrey DenneySee Her Video
Your financial support helps to build our core infrastructure, expand our existing programs, and ultimately reach more people.
From donating your birthday, hosting a giving party at your house or setting up a film festival, the possibilities are endless.
Educate and Raise Awareness
Using artwork to bring attention to Central American refugees
"The more we learned about Cristosal's work, the more compelled we were to act as their messengers ... to find ways here at home to pool our talents in different ways to raise awareness and nurture sustainable support for this critical cause." – Philip And Karen Viola
Join Cristosal and the UN efforts to combat xenophobia. Host a forum or join one of our livestreams, organize a book club, or partner with a local expert or organization addressing violence in Central America.
Travel to El Salvador on a Global School Seminar
Bringing the Global School to a parish community in Philadelphia
"At a time when many organizations are involved in work that leads to dependency, Cristosal focuses in helping people become aware of their basic human rights, and their rights for self-determination in charting their own development and future." – The Very Rev. Dr. Koshy MathewsGlobal School Seminar
Join the Global School for a week long seminar with North American and Salvadoran participants on key human rights issues.
Build your skills as a human rights leader challenging perspectives and forming new relationships with other leaders in your field.
Think you have what it takes?
- A fiery passion to advance human rights in Central America
- A willingness to fundraise and build awareness in their home communities
- A desire to increase one's skils and fluency as a human rights leader
Reach out to us with your ideas and how you want to activate your community today!