The Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PdNCF) is a public charity established in 2013 to support the philanthropic goals of individuals, families, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations to improve health, education, social services, economic development and
quality of life in our binational, tri-state region.
PdNCF acts as our fiscal agent enabling our fund to receive charitable donations and ensuring that all funds raised are restricted for the specific purposes and mission of the fund. The PdNCF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. It is under the PdNCF umbrella that we are able to receive tax exempt contributions.
We are proud to be a member of the All Stars Alliance!
The All Stars Alliance was initiated to make it possible for individuals, groups and organizations doing work based on the All Stars Project’s (ASP) programs and/or performance approach to be connected to and contribute to the ASP’s mission. The Alliance connects well-led and innovative organizations who are broadly located in youth education, performance and social work to the All Stars method and programs.
Since early 2014 we have been closely collaborating with our colleagues at the Fred Newman Center for Social Therapy in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. We have offered workshops, trainings, performances, and most recently, have formalized our work together by creating the binational coalition Performing Communities de Esperanza.
Through The Cattleya Project we have established an ongoing partnership with the NYC-based dance organization Gibney. Since 1999, Gibney has developed an innovative and effective program that uses the transformative power of movement to make a difference in the lives of intimate partner violence survivors. Community Action has vividly demonstrated that movement, physical awareness, and creativity can play a remarkable role in healing trauma. Currently, in New York City, Gibney offers 365 movement workshops a year at over 20 partner organizations including Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Henry Street Settlement, Safe Homes Project, and SAKHI.
Our founders are Institute Associates of the East Side Institute for Group and Short-term Psychotherapy - an international educational, training and research center for developing and promoting alternative and radically humanistic approaches in psychology, therapy, education and community building. According to their website, the Institute Associates are "an impressive grouping of international practitioners, scholars and activists.... Some have worked closely with the Institute for decades, including several social therapists from across the United States. Others are individuals whose organizations we have partnered with in various ways. Many are graduates of the Institute’s flagship program, The International Class, whose practices have been enhanced by the infusion of Social Therapeutics into their work. All of [them] are creating community in their countries, local cultures and professions, expanding performance activism and, most importantly, serving as “ambassador for development” wherever they go." Read more here.