Mariposa Center For Girls

Feb 1, 2013

We have moved into our new home!


Dear Friends,

This year is off to a very busy start at The Mariposa DR Foundation. Because of your generosity in the Girl Effect Challenge, we raised enough money to move onto our new property! The girls, their families and more than 50 local and international volunteers have been hard at work cleaning, painting, moving, making basic repairs and getting everything set up. We have moved our main offices in the Dominican Republic over to the new center and are now running our daily programs in our very own space. It feels truly amazing and the girls are thrilled!

While it's all coming together nicely, we have a long way to go. Currently our two biggest needs are replacing the roof and furnishing our kitchen/cafeteria so that we can provide consistent meals during our programs. In the next few months we will welcome several volunteer groups including Lawrence Academy from Groton, Massachusetts, to lend a helping hand in planting gardens and organizing classrooms.

Currently we are running academic tutoring, art, theatre, dance, softball, soccer and our Saturday programs at the new center. If we can raise enough funds in the next month to furnish our kitchen and replace the roof then we can work on getting our very own pool ready for swimming lessons, just in time for the summer! We are also working hard to build out our library. If you would like more information on specific ways you can help or special naming opportunities now available please get in touch with us at

We cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support and we look forward to an exciting 2013.


The Mariposas

Staff setting up new library
Staff setting up new library
Hip Hop Dance Classes
Hip Hop Dance Classes



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Project Leader

Jessica Lawson

Ithaca, New York United States

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Map of Mariposa Center For Girls