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PROJECT ESPERANZA Overview
The mission of Project Esperanza is to create positive change in the city of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and in the New River Valley of Virginia. We do this by uniting the two communities in mutual support while providing innovative educational and social efforts in both. In the Dominican Republic we work with the Haitian refugee population through providing a home for boys and supporting several grassroot schools. In the U.S. we run an after-school program and engage our community in social awareness and involvement.
Since 2007 we have maintained two grassroots schools as well as a group home and school for kids from the streets. This past year (2012) we have worked hard to improve our international volunteer program and small business endeavors in order to create sustainability for our schools and group home over the long run.
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I became aware of Project Esperanza when I consulted with Caitlin in regards to another organization. Her dedication to the success of this project is immeasurable. As a member of the community she works in, she is able to assess the groups basic needs and knows how to address them. I would ...
I officially met Caitlin of Project Esperanza in January 2014. I had been following her progress and general school happenings for well over a year before meeting.... knowing many of her students from the streets of Puerto Plata for many years now.
I felt Caitlin's passion immediately upon meeting ...
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I had the pleasure of visiting Project Esperanza lately for 8 days, and just arrived back less than a week ago. Caitlin and my daughter started PE back in about 2005, and I visited it then when they were just beginning. My daughter has gradually become more involved here ...
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