Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Education in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Acción Callejera-Fundación Educativa, Inc.

Acción Callejera Fundación Educativa, Inc. began its work in 1989 in Santiago, in the arms of its Founding Members Manuel Bonnelly, Margarita Guzmán and Irenarco Ardila. It was created to benefit . . . street children of that time, with a program based on fundamental children’s rights. This organization then found support in civil society and many people joined to aid with its mission. Today, more than 7,400 children, adolescents and young people at high social risk in 19 communities in Santiago receive quality services through our programs, more than 4,000 members of their respective families and more than 620 key community actors and leaders. More than 12,000 people benefit from our community and prevention programs in marginalized neighborhoods.

Acción Empresarial por la Educación, EDUCA

In 1988, a story began which is still being written. EDUCA was born of the concerns of a group of business people from Acción pro Educación y Cultura (APEC) who were concerned by the alarmin . . .g reality of the Dominican educational system.
With 22 years of uninterrupted labor, EDUCA has an extensive catalog of initiatives, among those which are the most noteworthy: Raising awareness of the importance of basic education through media campaigns. Promotion of Educational Reform; lending services to low-income schools; promoting the participation of parents and communities in schools; the development of educational models for the care of vulnerable groups, such as the “Listos para Aprender” (Ready to Learn) franchise, for informal preschool education, and the “Espacios para Crecer” (Spaces for Growth) strategy; programs sponsored by the private sector, such as the school sponsorship program, training for directors and the “Yo tengo V.A.L.O.R.” (I have VALUE) educational program, with the support of the León Jimenes Group; combating child labor through education; research; distribution of studies and documents about the subject of education; periodically edited the “EducAcción” newsletter for three years, printing 24 editions about educational subjects of interest; holding the most important educational event in the country for 18 consecutive years: The “Aprendo” (I Learn) International Seminar and actively participating in all the spaces for dialog in civil society on the subject of education and being an actor in all the processes of education reform and the development of 10-year plans that have been carried out in the country to date.

Aldeas Infantiles SOS Dominicana, INC

Aldeas Infantiles SOS was founded by Austrian educator Hermann Gmeiner in 1949, in Imst, Austria. He was committed to helping children who had lost their homes, security and families as a result of . . .the World War II. Today, it operates in 135 countries.
In the Dominican Republic, it was founded in the Jardines del Norte on September 25, 1979. The following year, on March 13, 1980, Aldeas Infantiles SOS República Dominicana was officially recognized by Decree 1610 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization, with its national headquarters in Santo Domingo.
In Aldeas Infantiles SOS we work for the rights of children to live in a family. We develop activities for the prevention of the loss of family life, offering alternatives for the care of children who were separated from their families, and we develop political activities to encourage States to provide the necessary conditions so that children can fully exercise their rights.

ALIANZA ONG

Alianza ONG is a network of Non-Profit Organizations, founded on April 27, 1995, by seven organizations: Eduardo Latorre, Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo (FDD); Mary Pérez de Maranzini, Asociaci . . .ón Dominicana de Rehabilitación (ADR); Magaly Caram, Asociación Dominicana Pro-Bienestar de la Familia (PROFAMILIA); Mercedes de Canalda, Asociación Dominicana para el Desarrollo de la Mujer (ADOPEM-ONG); Rosa Tavares, Liga Dominicana Contra el Cáncer (LDCC); Rosa Rita Álvarez, Mujeres en Desarrollo Dominicana (MUDE); David Luther, Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) y Horacio Ornes, Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario (FUDECO-Save the Children). It is constituted by twenty-five well known organizations in the Dominican Republic. Today it has 26 member organizations within the network.

Asociación Casa Abierta, Inc.

Casa Abierta is the first Dominican institution (since 1974) dedicated to aiding Dominican society in the prevention and treatment of the problematic use of psychoactive substances.

Asociación Club Nuevo Ambiente, Inc.

Asoclubnuam, founded on August 9, 1987, as a simple sports club, has been adapting itself to the needs of the sector. It has acquired legal status and defined its scope of action and line of work, n . . .ow not being just for sports, but also for education, health, culture, environment and sports. Currently, it works in all of these areas, but with an emphasis on adolescents, sexual and reproductive health, and teen pregnancy, utilizing youth networks with pair and theater strategies in order to expose the adolescents and youth to the problems of violence based on gender, gender inequality, and the prevention of teen pregnancy.

ASOCIACIÓN DE DAMAS COLOMBIANAS

La Asociación de Damas Colombianas (ADACOL) is a private non-profit organization that was created in 2005 to aid in the development of the poorest sectors of the Dominican Republic. The institution . . . was founded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on November 2, 2005.

ASOCIACIÓN DE JÓVENES EMPRESARIOS, INC.

La Asociación de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE) was created in 1978, and has as its mission to serve as a conduit for the ideas of its members for visionary and concrete solutions to the problems that . . .affect the economic, social and institutional development of the country.

Asociación Dominicana para la Prevención de la Ceguera, Inc.

The Asociación Dominicana para la Prevención de la Ceguera is a NGO duly incorporated under the laws of the Dominican Republic, whose mission is to offer individuals of limited economic resources f . . .irst-rate, high quality ophthalmological medical attention, both professionally and humanely.
Our goal is to improve the quality of the vision of our patients, which gives them a productive, useful life, avoiding destitution, stunted development, poverty, among other socially discriminatory conditions. For this reason we make strategic partnerships with other organizations, non-profit as well as private, to reach the greatest number of patients.

ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA MICROEMPRESA

ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.