Sunday, January 14, 2018

We are back in Connecticut. But we have been inspired by the work of the Mariposa Foundation. Here is a picture of us with other long-term Mariposa volunteers under the image of the three Mirabal Sisters. Those three butterflies (Las Mariposas) were killed because of their activities against the dictator Rafael Trujillo.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Beach Day

One dead man's beach.

Enjoying a swim in the Atlantic.


The swallow caves.

Being rescued after our boat dies.

Sculpted heads on the cliff near the beach.

Professors jewelry shopping on the beach.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A bit of everything

Today we woke up at our hotel, went to work at Mariposa, and ended the day in the shops of Sosua.
We worked directly with the Mariposa girls teaching them origami, making snowflakes, and reading with them in English and Spanish. We also cleaned storage areas and the HCCs professors met with the Mariposa volunteers to talk about way to improve their instruction strategies. It was a very fulfilling day.





Monday, January 8, 2018

Working, playing, learning

Spent today at the Mariposa Foundation and ended the day at the beach in Cabarete.









Sunday, January 7, 2018


A great first day in the Dominican Republic. Toured Santiago and a great museum. @.5 hour bus ride over the mountains to our beachside hotel. Tomorrow we begin work at the Mariposa Foundation.









Monday, December 18, 2017

On January 4th we are heading to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic for our Service Learning trip. We will be working with the  Mariposa Foundation. check back here to follow our experiences.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

This time it will be the Dominican Republic. We will working on a service trip to empower children on the north coast of Dominican Republic. 

We need to wait to learn exactly what the project will be. Only 6 days to sign up to join us. Either way, check back to get updates and images when we get there.