Oasis "Las Misiones"
The original first Oasis is located in the small neighborhood called "Las Misiones" in the town of Vicente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico, about 175 miles south of the San Diego/Tijuana border.
Oasis "Las Aves"
The second Oasis campus is about 15 minutes north of the first Oasis, in a neighborhood called "Las Aves" in the small town of Ejido Emiliano Zapata, Baja California, Mexico.
About the Area
The dusty town of Vicente Guerrero is part of the larger "San Quintin Valley." It is a coastal agricultural region that produces millions of dollars worth of fruits and vegetables every year, mostly for export. The majority of the population here are field workers and day laborers. Many migrated to this region from even poorer southern parts of Mexico in search of jobs and a better life. Some of these migrants are from indigenous Mexican populations and speak a native language such as Mixteco and Triqui. In general, it is very hard for fieldworker families to make a living and they often earn barely enough just to get by.