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We will be volunteering at an orphanage in a rural area of the Dominican Republic with Outreach360, an organization that seeks to transform individuals, families, and communities through the education and support of orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children. MiddSTART funding will help us meet the financial cost of transportation to the Dominican Republic, where we will teach English, geography, and other subjects and work with the disadvantaged children in the program.

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Dollars Raised: 105%

Funding Details

Deadline: Feb 04, 2012
Total needed: $2,000


Douglas Gledhill  ’14, International Politics and Economics
Charlotte, NC

Ali Lewis ’14, English
Boulder, CO

Rachel Callender ’12
Camila Fernandez ’15
Marjeela Basij-Rasikh ’15
Andrea Cruz Quiroz ’14
Ryan Coates ’15
Luis Ariel Rivera ’12
Zoe Anderson ’14
Audrey Martino ’14
Victoria Bigay ’15
Jelani Williams ’14
Annika Holmlund '15



Students from Villanova University share their experiences on a similar alternative break trip with Outreach 360:



Thirteen Middlebury students will be traveling to the Dominican Republic over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

We want to use February break as an opportunity to get involved in increasing access to education to help end the cycle of poverty in developing countries like the Dominican Republic. We hope not only to help the orphans improve their English and general literacy through the classes we will teach, but also to inspire them and give them the confidence they will need to continue school and succeed later in life.

8 Responses to “MALT Dominican Republic”

  1. Doug says:

    We’ve reached our goal!! Thank you all so much for the donations. You really make this trip possible!

  2. Luis says:

    Thank you to everyone that has made a donation!! Every single dollar counts and we appreciate your donations! 🙂

  3. Annika says:

    Thank you so so so much everyone for donating, we really appreciate it!! Only a couple of more weeks until we go!

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow! We are soooo close! Thank you to all who have donated!

  5. Douglas Gledhill says:

    Thank you everyone for your donations! You really make this trip possible and we couldn’t make it happen without you!

  6. Ali says:

    Thank you, thank you for making this trip possible. Until this Saturday the 21st, every donation you make will be matched with an equal donation from the MAlt scholarship fund!

  7. Doug says:

    Thank you to everyone that has donated so far! We really appreciate every donation and are excited about reaching our goal!

  8. Ali says:

    Thank you for your generous donations to our trip! Our group has been meeting weekly to work on fundraising, to learn about the Dominican Republic, poverty and education, and strategies for teaching children, and to bond with one another. We are so excited as we get nearer to February and truly appreciate your donations which will help make this trip possible!

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