Ciudad Nueva seeks to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of inner city El Paso through the transformation and empowerment of its residents.

In 2004, we started walking alongside just 10 third graders in the Rio Grande Historic District. Ten years later, Ciudad Nueva is building long term relationships with hundreds of kids and their families through after school programming, mentoring, summer camps, soccer teams, financial literacy porgrams and community dinners. We are empowering youth, supporting families, equipping leaders and strengthening community.

Over the past ten years, Ciudad Nueva students have excelled in school and earned academic scholarships to college, youth have grown deep in their faith and now disciple students younger than themselves, parents work hard to learn English and acquire relevant work skills, residents come together to advocate for improvements in the neighborhood, and a mosaic of downtown church denominations work alongside each other with a profound care for the well-being of their church neighbors.

Our Mission

To embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of inner city El Paso through the transformation and empowerment of its residents

Our Vision

To be a part of a fully vibrant and transformed downtown El Paso Rio Grande District with local youth and adults participating at all levels of neighborhood development; a vision of restored hopes and new dreams; a vision of a New City!

We have four main pillars for our ministry that include:

  • Empowering Youth

    • Mentoring, tutoring + life skills lessons
    • Arts, STEM, cooking + photography classes
    • Budget training + youth stores
    • Catalyst job readiness training
    • Young Life & Wyldlife youth clubs
    • Bible lessons, small groups & Campaigners
    • Sun City Wolves soccer teams
    • Summer adventure camps + day camps in town
  • Equipping Leaders

    • Border Fellows Program - work and service leadership development program for young adults
    • Community development trainings + seminars
    • Youth leadership internships

  • Supporting Families

    • Casework, support + connection to needed services
    • Occasional emergency rent + utility assistance
    • College prep + periodic college scholarships
    • Job prep + referrals
  • Building Community

    • Community Dinners
    • Seasonal neighborhood events + festivals
    • Community advocacy for neighborhood improvements
    • Downtown Church Connection

Ways To Invest in Ciudad Nueva

  • Volunteer to become a mentor, tutor, coach or creative arts teacher
  • Donate school supplies, athletic gear, or items for our youth “stores”
  • Connect with us at our home base: 528 Yandell
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Tour our website and sign up for our newsletter at

Give one-time donations or monthly pledges. 

Visit our secure online giving page at

or mail checks to 810 N. Campbell St, El Paso, TX 79902