Volunteers with project beneficiary upon completion of a clean-cook oven
Meaningful cultural exchange inspires positive change for hosts and visitors alike, particularly when it involves a shared investment of time, resources, and sweat equity. Our Cultural Connections service learning program connects groups of volunteers from abroad with Nicaraguan and Dominican communities committed to alleviating poverty in their corner of the world.
We all have something to share and something to learn, and Comunidad Connect is dedicated to convening all stakeholders for the collective good. Simultaneously, we all become beneficiaries and agents of change.
How it Works
Our model of responsible community development depends on “co-investment” by all involved and creates genuine ownership of the shared impact. Families improve their quality of life, volunteers gain valuable perspective, and local organizations are supported through partnerships. All this happens with not a single “donation”, but rather by a series of co-investments.
Brigadista Doña Daysi and her grandson
Teamwork in the Domincan Republic