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Does Focusing on Race in the Dominican Republic Impede Positive Change?

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 02.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

There are no easy fixes to the citizenship and human rights challenges on Hispaniola, especially if Haiti's economic situation does not improve and migrants continue heading to the Dominican Republic for work. But there are steps to be taken beyond lamenting the racism in the country.

The Batey Rehab Project: How Finding Your Truth Can Change Your Life and Make A Huge Impact

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

How does a privileged female British Citizen whose family resides in Orlando, Florida and who has no biological heritage the Dominican Republic become the Founder and Executive Director of an impact based charity initiative targeting the most impoverished communities on the island?

Gangnam Style for New Year's Day

John J. Powers | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
John J. Powers

I had the great honor of taking 20 undergraduate students from Quinnipiac University to La Romana, Dominican Republic over New Year's to help the very...

A Great Reward From the Children of Batey 50

John J. Powers | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
John J. Powers

The team of 103 volunteers from Connecticut that will be traveling to the Dominican Republic next week to serve the very poor is in for an unbelievable treat.

Life in a Dominican Batey

John J. Powers | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
John J. Powers

It is important to understand the batey, a village of Haitian sugar cane cutters living in deep and unrelenting poverty in the Dominican Republic. It is a contrast as stark and vast as any on earth.

Nonprofit Provides Education, Health Care For Sugar Cane Workers (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.15.2011 | Impact

In the Dominican Republic, impoverished and marginalized workers are underpaid and under-educated, perpetuating a system of dependence on cheap and la...

Haitian Cane Workers in the Dominican Republic

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Morse

My friend Regine, who works with me on our non-profit to give voice to voiceless Haitian people, is about to head off to Batey 8, which is in Barahona...