Californians Building Bridges
Board of Directors
Darius Anderson, President
Jim Bruner, Secretary
Senator Kevin Murray
Cindy Testa McCullagh
Leticia Leon Plasencia
Californians Building Bridges (CBB) is a 501 c (3) organization that supports people-to-people cultural, humanitarian and entrepreneurial exchange between the people of Cuba and California. CBB's leadership first began building bridges between California and Cuba in 2002. Since CBB's establishment in 2010, CBB has sponsored more than 125 delegation visits to Cuba. These programs offer a unique blend of experience and insight into Cuban policy, culture, art and the emerging private sector.
CBB provides a unique opportunity for California business leaders to gain an understanding of the current social and economic opportunities and to engage directly with the Cuban people. Currently, CBB sponsors dozens of annual "people-to-people" educational exchanges to Cuba and one or more exchange visits by Cuban artists, musicians and entrepreneurs to the United States.
People-to-People trips to Cuba
On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced the intention to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. In response to this announcement, the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the organization which authorizes travel to the island, published updated travel regulations. Under the new regulations, people-to-people travel is authorized under the general license (section 515.565 (b)). People-to-people programs must be led by an authorized organization, such as CBB, and involve a full-time schedule of activities that result in meaningful interaction between travelers and individuals in Cuba. Californians Building Bridges has one upcoming group people-to-people exchange. If you would like to participate in this trip or to coordinate a private group trip, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-850-3720.
OUR NEXT GROUP TRIP:
December 4-8, 2017 (space available)
View our "Past Events" page and "Contact Us" page for information about previous and current fundraising events, as well as ongoing charitable activities we support.
For more information about making a financial contribution or donating supplies for a local non-governmental organization in Cuba, contact email@example.com or call 866-850-3720.