Rosarito Beach, MEXICO

Rosarito Beach, MEXICO

For the past four years, the Long Beach/Playa de Rosarito Friendship City relationship has grown and flourished through its partnership on both sides of the border.  At the present time there is an active group of more than twenty enthusiastic volunteers involved in both cities who are working to enhance this relationship and are committed to programs that will reflect our mutual cultures.  During these four years we have created on-going relationships and empowering projects that we now wish to share.  Wanting to make the world a better place, we want to inform you of our goals and accomplishments that are truly enhancing the association between our two fine cities:

 The Long Beach Friends of the Library donates books to build a library in Rosarito.

Artists in both communities have supported the Baja Blues Festival, the Rosarito Arts Fest and on-going community Art Exchanges.

Scholarship funding for the Friends of Rosarito Children supporting youth, orphanages and art programs at the CEART facility (Rosarito Art Center).

Continuing significant Donations of Food, Clothing and Toys being given to seven Rosarito Orphanages, Red Cross (Cruz Roja) and Hearts of Baja.

Support to the Boys and Girls Clubs through donations being directed by Rosy Torres and past Mayor Hugo Torres.

Workshops between the LA Police Department and Rosarito Police Department with training and educational seminars.

To support television programming for the Playing for Change Foundation, which explores the US/Mexico immigration situation and builds bridges instead of walls.

Continuing to negotiating to secure a bus for the Rosarito CEART program.

We are proud of our connection and the good work we have achieved in Rosarito and look forward to many more years of people to people citizen diplomacy that has historically been the foundation for Sister Cities International.  We hope to continue to champion these exciting projects while lending a hand to our brothers and sisters just a few miles down the road, but living in a very different world.                                                                                                                                        

Richard Madeira and Marilyn Helgeson, Co-chairs

Phone: (562) 260-4393