We have created a model that works. After having success with our volunteer programming model in Constanza, we have made the leap into a new geographical location. Santiago, DR, home to over 1 million Dominicans, is an ideal next location due to its growing rural population, local NGO network and an abundance of unmet needs. Over the past year, we have been solicited by 3 organizations and 5 communities to collaborate on a wide variety of projects in Santiago. Thanks to your support, we have the capability to drive change in new communities!
Our local Santiago volunteers have already collected 100+ surveys and made key community introductions in the sector of Cien Fuegos, one of the most marginalized sectors in Santiago. Equally as exciting, we already have a new partner in the region!
- TECHO Partnership: Last week, Crismary Gutierrez finalized our partnership agreement with international powerhouse, TECHO. TECHO, which means roof in Spanish, provides locals with quality housing infrastructure and community development education for host country nationals. Together, we will leverage our volunteer networks in order to expand the impact of our respective organizations. We could not be happier to work with such an amazing organization!