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Fronteras-A Changing America
Sat December 3, 2011
Interview: The Border Servant Corps, Director Ryan Steinmetz, Pt. 1
By Vanessa Dabovich
Las Cruces, NM –
On Fronteras: A Changing America, A tiny rural Mexican border town is marketing itself as a gateway to tourism in the Sierra Madre mountains. But the trick is going to be getting people to stop on the way in.
Also, we take a look at how home construction is changing in Southwestern cities after a historic housing crisis.
A local organization is working to change the climate of social justice along the border by hosting volunteers to work and serve in social service agencies in the Las Cruces, El Paso and Juarez area. The Border Servant Corps is a volunteer based program in which participants spend a year in the border region working in various service partnerships. Border Servant Corps director Ryan Steinmetz joins us in the studio.