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Dominican Republic

VISIONS Director Reflects on Our Years in the Dominican Republic

VISIONS has been running teen community service programs in the Dominican Republic since 1991. Among our many projects are schools, which serve approximately 3,200 students every year.  My first summer with VISIONS was in 1996, in the Dominican Republic (D.R.). Fresh...

Photo Journal of Our Dominican Republic Trip

For this year’s scouting trip to plan our summer community service program in the Dominican Republic, VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, was joined by members of her family. They got to visit some of the impressive projects that VISIONS high school students and...

Quotes & Reviews of VISIONS Service Adventures

VISIONS teen summer programs are almost 30 years-old, and our focus has remained unchanged over the years. When you make the decision to join VISIONS, you know you are choosing one of the highest-quality options for what we do: community service in a cross-cultural...

Around the World & Around the Web: November 2015

A Look at What We’ve Been Reading Around the VISIONS Headquarters This Month Too Sacred to Drill. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation is at an important historic crossroads with respect to land use and conservation. Some tribal members are taking steps to challenge...

2015 Service Project Highlights

From Building Classrooms to Building Community Relationships It’s often hard to grasp just how much VISIONS teen volunteers accomplish in a summer. This past summer, for instance, we built structures big and small, ranging from classrooms in the Dominican Republic to...

LA Times Spotlights VISIONS and Mississippi Alum

The following article featuring VISIONS and Mississippi alum Yongqi Xu is from the Los Angeles Times. Wanderlust Lands Irvine Teen in Hurricane Katrina-Devastated Areas August 28, 2015 When Irvine resident Yongqi Xu was in search of a summer adventure, she knew she...

VISIONS Dominican Republic Group Photos & Update

The VISIONS Dominican Republic teen volunteers have been hard at work during the first DR session. This year, the DR group’s community service work focuses on building classrooms for the San Luis community, a municipality of Santo Domingo. Here, due to a lack of...

The Launch of VISIONS 2015 First Session Programs

A Look at the VISIONS Leadership Team Twelve VISIONS Program Directors landed in Bozeman, Montana on June 10 to start a weeklong intensive training at the VISIONS home office. Under the guidance of VISIONS Director Katherine Dayton and co-facilitator Stacy Bodow, the...
VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

VISIONS Late Summer Sessions

Shorter Programs Still Capture the VISIONS Experience Many students and parents are so busy with school and life that summer plans can easily fall by the wayside. And some think that staying home for the summer is a great idea… until school is out, boredom sets...

PARLEZ VOUS FRANÇAISE? ¿HABLA ESPAÑOL?

Are you looking for a unique way to improve your French or Spanish language skills this summer? Roll up your sleeves and join us this summer for a French immersion program in Guadeloupe or on one of our Spanish immersion programs! French Immersion: In Guadeloupe, you...

Program Briefs: A Look at this Summer’s Project Lineup

During your summer (or summers) with us, you most likely spent a good amount of time on a construction site—working with adobe, cinder blocks, or power tools. Along with that, you might have worked with local children, built trails, or even helped build water systems,...