Our partners are local communities, Dominican non-governmental organizations, and international NGOs and universities. General inquiries can be made to, including information on group and individual fundraising opportunities, medical donations, and soccer equipment drives. For specific projects or partners, below is a list of contacts by broad subject area (with plenty of overlap).

EDUCATION (educación)

To learn more about upcoming service-learning courses offered through the University of Vermont in partnership with Batey Libertad and other communities and NGOs on the island, visit the UVM faculty-led programs abroad page.

To support or volunteer as a teaching fellow in the the Deportes para la Vida HIV/AIDS prevention education program (formerly Futbol para la Vida), contact:  DPV is now run by the DREAM Project, based on Cabarete, and continues to be part of the international Grassroot Soccer network.

To sponsor a high school or college student from Batey Libertad or participate in a service-learning trip, visit Education Across Borders or contact them at

To volunteer as a camp counselor for the DREAM Project’s Guzman Ariza summer camp, contact:

HEALTH (salud)

To donate medicine, volunteer medical services, or sponsor critical care patients at community health clinics at Batey Libertad, contact:

To assist a regional hospital and medical mission which supports Batey Libertad and many other communities in the Santiago region, visit the Institute for Latin American Concern or contact them at:

To donate to or volunteer for medical missions in bateyes in the south coast of the DR, visit the Batey Relief Alliance or contact them at:

HUMAN RIGHTS (derechos humanos)

To inquire about how to work for human rights in batey and other marginalized communities in the Dominican Republic, visit MUDHA (Movement of Dominican – Haitian Women) or contact them at:


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