Dominican Republic

U of Oregon Student Athletes in The DR

Every court project in the Dominican Republic comes with its fair share of challenges.  With volunteer groups coming from U.S., “a world that moves at a mile a minute,” (Juwann Williams) it’s often an adjustment to get used to Dominican culture, especially the concept of time. Life just doesn’t move as quickly down here and […]

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SW Washington High School Students in the DR

Reflection by John Hunt – parent, chaperone and CFK participant When my daughter asked me to be a chaperone on her trip to the Dominican Republic for Courts for Kids, I had to say yes. After all, to share such an experience with her would be well worth the time and money, and if she […]

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1st Court of 2015! University of Cincinnati Bearcats in the Dominican Republic

On New Year’s Day, a group of 13 students from the University of Cincinnati landed in the Dominican Republic ready to start their Courts for Kids DR experience. After a two hour bus ride taking in a variety of new sights – from the clear blue water of the Caribbean sea to four people riding on a single […]

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Cristo Rey Brooklyn students to the DR

The excitement of our group, from Cristo Rey Brooklyn, was palpable when we arrived in the Santo Domingo airport on the afternoon of July 5th. We had spent several months fundraising intensively and preparing to help a small campo town build a basketball court, and the moment had finally arrived. We were met at the […]

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Jesuit HS Portland students to the DR

Before arriving in in the south of the Dominican Republic in a small town called Pescaderia, the members of our group, made up of 19 students from Jesuit-Portland, and Emily and Dan, knew we were in for one of the most challenging experiences of our lives. During our information sessions, we had heard that the […]

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Jesuit HS New Orleans students to the DR

On May 28th, we finally arrived in the Dominican Republic. Our group was from Jesuit—New Orleans, and included 20 junior boys, along with “Profe” Nilda and Mr. Julio Minsal, our two chaperones. In the airport we also met Anibal, who was joining our adventure from Panama, and Peter, the Peace Corps volunteer whose site, Batey […]

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Kamiak HS bball players to the DR

Around 8 PM on April 6th, our group of nine boys and two coaches, which represented almost the entire Freshmen Boys Basketball team from Kamiak High School, arrived in Santiago, Dominican Republic. We had made the long haul from the Seattle area, and were greeted by Stacey Cooper, our Peace Corps volunteer host. We loaded […]

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U of O College of Ed students to the DR

On March 19th, around 11 o’clock at night, our group of 17 students and faculty from the University of Oregon arrived in the Dominican Republic for the start of a nine day stay in Batey Isabella in the Barahona Province. This trip was the culmination of a class titled ‘Global Citizenship- Dominican Republic Seminar,’ taught […]

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Open Trip to the Dominican Republic

In late July a group of 11 adults from almost every corner of the US (CA, CO, NY, MD, PA, and VA) traveled to the small community of Doña Lila in the Dominican Republic to build a multisport court.  By the end of the trip we would all get to know each other very well, […]

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William and Mary group to Guasumita, DR

When sugar cane production ended in the Dominican Republic, the Haitians who had been brought over illegally to work in the fields found themselves without a job almost overnight. These Haitians lived in isolated sugarcane producing communities called bateys. On March 3, 2013, the Courts for Kids team traveled to Guasumita, a small batey located two […]

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