The Mariposa DR Foundation

Educate, Empower & Inspire

Creating Sustainable Solutions To End Generational Poverty

 

THE MARIPOSA DR FOUNDATION


 

The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit, is a community-run organisation that provides sustainable and creative solutions to end extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic, by educating and empowering girls to achieve their full potential. 

OUR MISSION


 

We create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty by educating and empowering girls and inspiring the international community to join the global movement. 

 

OUR VISION


 

To create a model that can be adapted around the world for a holistic girls’ education and empowerment program to end generational poverty. 

OUR CENTRE AND PROGRAMMING


 

The Mariposa Center for Girls is a first rate facility that inspires achievement and inspiration. The Mariposa Center for Girls is home to direct service programs for girls aged 8-18+. Mariposas participate in our regular programs on site throughout the academic year and in our summer camp program.  Our programming includes: 

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Environmental Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Wellness
  • Community Engagement
  • Experiential learning
  • Athletics
  • Mariposa Rise Up Program

 

ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION


 

On an island where climate change impacts day to day life, environmental education is crucial to creating strong future leaders. Experiencing nature firsthand teaches children to love and care for the environment, ensuring that they will grow into environmentally conscious adults. Mariposas learn earth science and ecology through field trips to the surrounding ecosystems. Our growing list of activities include gardening, nature hikes, surfing, SUP and beach cleanup. We also have a River keepers program, where the Mariposas are stewards of the nearby river, La Yásica.

 

Read more about Environmental Action in our blog

Long Beach Clean Up with Cal Major at New York
SUP Open

Sept 18, 2019

Sian Sykes Interview | Make a Change
October 3, 2018

5 Ways To Reduce Your Footprint When You’re Traveling
May 22, 2019

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