Dominican Republic

ASB-Dominican Republic

Spring/Winter Break – Outreach360

CSLEPS partnered with Orphanage Outreach in 2005 after an NC State student returned from a life changing summer volunteer experience. CSLEPS has sent volunteers for several years and has hosted Rev. Dale Johnson, (Orphanage staff member) as the 2006 Role Model Leader. The mission of Orphanage Outreach is to provide opportunities to orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children.Orphanage Outreach was incorporated in 1995, and volunteers and donors have been getting involved in our mission ever since. Nearly 4000 short-term volunteers have worked with Orphanage Outreach since that time. The organization is now known as Outreach360 and focuses on the following areas:

The Need/The Issues we Tackle

Throughout the world, children are born in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Basic opportunities, especially educational opportunities, are lacking. Because of this, children reach adulthood without the education necessary to be accepted to a good university, and without the vocational training necessary to obtain a skilled job. These children then have no job or a low-paying unskilled job, turn to crime or prostitution to survive, have more children, and the dead-end cycle continues.

Our Vision—The Future We are Pursuing

Our vision is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice. Each child will become an active citizen, committed to serving those less fortunate, and be an active friend of the environment.

Our Strategy: Learning Centers

Outreach360 adopts specific disadvantaged neighborhoods. In each neighborhood we adopt, we will staff an Outreach360 Learning Center. The Learning Center will provide educational opportunities training from pre-school through high school.

  • Pre-school:   Early Childhood Development Activities and Nutrition Program
  • Grades 1-8:   Literacy and English
  • Grades 9-12: GED and Vocational Training
  • All Levels will integrate Community Health, Environmental Education & Life Skills.

Volunteer Centers

Learning Centers will be supported by an Outreach360 Volunteer Center. The Volunteer Center will be a larger facility than the Learning Center. Volunteers will be housed at the Volunteer Center, and specialized educational resources will be available at the Volunteer Center.

Sustainability and Community Involvement

Service and Skills: Each student will be required to serve other students in the program, with their time and skills. The parents of each student will also be expected and invited to serve the program, but the parent’s service will not be a requirement for the child to participate. Neighborhood residents will be given priority for permanent jobs, when qualified.

Natural Resources

Each Outreach360 facility will promote caring for the environment, being sustainable in the areas or power, water, and food production.

 

Important Information (Spring Trip):

  • Trip dates: March 3-10, 2017
  • Location: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Approximate cost: $1,450 – $1,650
  • Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals

Important Information (Winter Trip):

  • Trip dates: December 30 – January 6, 2018
  • Location: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Approximate cost: $1,750 – $1,950
  • Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals

Photos from previous trips