Unleash the Leader in a Girl

 
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Back to School!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder
    Dear friends, It's the first day of school this week for our youngest Mariposas! The opening of the public school in our town is delayed for an entire month due to construction, but thanks to you, our girls will not miss a day. For two years our scholarship program has consisted of sending all of our high school students to...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    The First Official Mariposa Graduates!!!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder
    Dear Friends, We are thrilled to present to you our very first "graduates" of Unleash the Leader in a Girl. For the past few years, these girls have attended consistently, worked hard and grown into shining examples of what we believe Mariposa girls should be. We are often asked the question - what does success look like?...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Educated, Empowered and EMPLOYED!
    By - Colleen Kavanagh - Associate
    Dear Friends, Over the past few months our Mariposa girls have been involved in numerous experiential learning opportunities and job skill training workshops. The 25 oldest Mariposas, ages 14 and up have been participating in intensive job readiness and computer skills workshops.  The goal is to use experiential...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Mariposa Girls are Going to High School!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder
    Dear Friends, It's been a very exciting fall here at The Mariposa DR Foundation. Because of your support we have been able to provide tuition scholarships, uniforms, books and supplies to all of our high school age girls! For the 2013-2014 academic year we have enrolled 16 girls in Cadin, a local Dominican private school,...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl has received 10 donations
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Mariposa girls are getting summer jobs!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder
    Dear Friends, Summer is here and we are excited to update you on the success of our job skills training program for Mariposas ages 15 and up! We have been working hard to expose the girls to many career and job opportunities in the local community so that they can plan for their future. Throughout the recent school year,...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Saturdays at the new Mariposa Center for Girls!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder
    Dear Friends, In the fall we were fortunate enough to be able to purchase land to create the Mariposa Center for Girls. This January we officially moved in and are settling into our new home. Although we have a long way to go before the building is all fixed up and ready to go, the girls are thrilled to finally have their...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Trips to the big city!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder, Associate Director
    Dear Friends, This fall we started a new component of our empowerment program for the older girls at The Mariposa DR Foundation. All Mariposa girls ages 15 and older made bi-monthly trips to Puerto Plata, the nearest and 3rd largest city in the Dominican Republic, to learn their way around. The purpose of the trips were for...
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    Happy International Day of the Girl!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder, Associate Director
    Dear Friends, October 11th marks the first ever International Day of the Girl. The reality is that the world is only now starting to realize that tens of millions of girls daily face poverty and discrimination, simply because they were born female. We want to thank you again for being ahead of the game, supporting the...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl has received 190 donations
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    Gearing up for summer!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder, Associate Director
    Dear Friends, We are just five months into 2012 and already this has been an incredibly busy and successful year for The Mariposa DR Foundation. Since January we have welcomed several new members onto our executive and advisory boards, worked with over 50 international and local volunteers and teachers, hosted several...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Developing academic and professional skills
    By - Jessica Lawson - Associate Director, The Mariposa DR Foundation
    2012 has started off on an excellent note for the Mariposas. This year, we are focusing on providing extensive and tailored academic support for all the girls in our program, specifically for those who are behind their grade levels in reading and math. Our volunteers are working one-on-one with many girls during the week,...
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    Mariposa wins first ever Girl Effect Challenge!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Co-Founder, Associate Director
    Dear Friends, We are thrilled to announce that Mariposa won the first ever Global Giving Girl Effect Challenge! 2011 has been a year of tremendous growth at The Mariposa DR Foundation and realizing our potential is only possible with the support of thoughtful people like you.  This past fall was packed with lots of...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl has received 1078 donations
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Successful summer camp and the start of a new year
    By - Jessica Lawson - Associate Director
    Dear Friends, We are extremely pleased to report on the accomplishments of the past few months for The Mariposa DR Foundation and share our plans for the upcoming year! The second year of our Girls Summer Leadership Program was a resounding success with 70 young Mariposas, ages 8-18, attending a four-week program run by...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Update from The Mariposas!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Associate Director
    Dear Friends, Because of your generosity we have experienced tremendous growth and success over the past few months.  We have opened an official Mariposa office space and resource center for the girls in our community.  A safe, secure and inviting space where our girls can come to read, study, check out library...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl posted a progress report
    Mariposa DR Foundation - The First 18 Months
    By - Jessica Lawson - Associate Director
    Dear Friends, We are proud to present our report of the first 18 months of the Mariposa DR Foundation.  Reaching our goals is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.  We want to thank you for believing in our cause. We hope that you will take a few minutes to review our report...
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    GlobalGiving Visits Mariposa
    By - Sarah Riczo - GlobalGiving
    After spending the previous day relaxing at a tourist filled beach town with tons of hotels and nice waterfront restaurants, Patricia and Jessica from Mariposa introduced me to another side of the town of Cabarete. We met at Patricia’s coffee shop where several of the older girls Mariposa works with have found...
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    Thank You!
    By - Jessica Lawson - Associate Director
    Dear All, We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of those who donated to the Global Giving challenge.  We far exceeded our expectations and are amazed that we were able to raise over $30,000 in such a short amount of time.  We are proud to be the project that won for most unique donors! Your support...
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Unleash the Leader in a Girl has received 380 donations
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Jessica Lawson

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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