Celebrating 10 Years in the Kibera Slum

Ten years into the work, we boast of relationships formed and the number of kids eating and learning. It's more than 1000 now, in 4 schools. But thousands more wait. To eat. To learn. Together, we will continue to build schools and opportunities. It's the right thing to do. Join us.


Crossing Thresholds

Crossing Thresholds is about inspiration, learning, shared work, human rights, and hope. We work in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi, Kenya. We find local partners. We build schools. We take volunteers to work in these schools. Everybody is somehow changed. The world is beautiful. It is also broken. It needs all of us. Join us. Be a part of the solution.


About our Mission

Our mission is two-fold. First, we work with local community leaders to build schools where they are desperately needed. Learning is every child’s right. The research is not ambiguous. When children go to school, they have a greater chance to live more productive and purposeful lives. Second, we facilitate travel opportunities for paying volunteers. These volunteers come to our schools to contribute their time and talent. They come to bear witness to the hardships and struggles of children worldwide. They come to connect, and to discover that making a difference is not always what you think. Our mission is tactile, tangible and spiritual.


Our Trips

Trips to Kenya are a dynamic and essential part of our mission. Only 9 days in length, these intensive experiences give volunteers the chance to learn about Kenyan culture and the realities of global poverty in one corner of the world. Trips are also about connection and engagement. Strangers become friends, and often decide to make a long-term investment in one another.

Since our incorporation in 2009, Crossing Thresholds has been leading trips to Kenya AND has traveled with nearly 500 trip participants. Safety is of the utmost importance, and we are painstaking about every detail pertaining to the security and well-being of our volunteers. During the first part of the trip, we are onsite at one of our schools in the Kibera Slum. At the end of each trip, we spend several days on safari at one of Kenya’s premiere national parks.


“If you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people's lives; and if you want to maximize that investment, then you must invest in those people while they are young.” - George Barna