Mariposa DR Foundation (Mariposa)

The Mariposa DR Foundation is a US 501(c)3 and Dominican non-profit organization that works to educate and empower adolescent girls to end the cycle of generational poverty.

General Information

The Team

Management Team:

Patricia Thorndike Suriel, Executive Director

Board Members:

Julia Alvarez, Honorary Chairwoman
Aislinn Doyle, President
Jessica Mitchell, Treasurer
Raymond Jay Dunn
Stacey Kertsman
Bessie Speers
Patricia Thorndike Suriel

Contact Information

Contact Person

  • Name: Sarah Fisher
  • Position: Administrative Director
  • Telephone: 8095710610
  • Email:


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
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  • Years of Operation: 7
  • Number of Employees: 16
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Mission: To educate and empower girls to create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty.
Vision: To create the model that can be adapted around the world for a holistic girls’ education and empowerment program to end generational poverty.

Primary Programs and Projects

The Mariposa Center for Girls is a beautiful space for the girls of our community where they can come and learn valuable skills that will set them off on the right path to become active leaders for social change. Our programs offer an integrated approach to educating, empowering and employing girls, where success in one supports and enhances success in the others, cultivating lasting change and ultimately empowering them to break the cycle of generational poverty. Main program areas include academic enrichment, community engagement, experiential learning, health & wellness, international awareness and summer camp. These areas encompass a wide variety of classes, such as: literacy, math, science, tutoring, community service, environmental education, sports, swimming, surfing, health clinics, health education, English, job skills training, financial independence training, art, dance, theater, and more!


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