“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

— Winston Churchill


Help us eliminate poverty in the Dominican Republic once and for all.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support ACES every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ACES
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your ACES selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to ACES.

Choose: Avanzada Comunal Enseñand y Sanando North America to support ACES through Amazon Smile.

As of February 2019 ACES has earned $84.28. We need your help!


Effect meaningful change in the Domincan Republic, gain a new perspective, and change lives forever – yours included.


Do you want to significantly impact the lives of impoverished people while changing your own life and gaining a global perspective?


Go on a “Voluntour” Service Trip to the Dominican Republic with ACES.

Construction groups: We are in the process of renovating and rehabilitating a former baseball academy for use as a base of operations in the DR.  Painting, plumbing, electrical work and light construction are needed to make the facility functional.  Also we want to build a stage at the Cabon School as well as help to repair the community center at Triple Ozama.

Student groups: For alternative break projects, students participate in medical outreaches and food distributions.  They may work with Dominican students, lead trash pickup parades, paint and repair facilities, enjoy the beach, and learn Dominican history.

Diverse groups: Many of the same activities are designed for any groups who organize for a voluntour trip to the Dominican Republic. All groups have an opportunity to visit a beautiful part of the world right outside our back door, to help serve needy communities, to have direct contact with the people they serve, and to grow personally and bond with other volunteers.

Upcoming Trips

We always have a few trips planned, as well as looking for individuals who want to help customize a trip to take advantage of their skill set. Check out our Service Trips page or Contact Us to talk about planning a trip! The sky is the limit!


Use your skills to help improve lives in the Dominican Republic.

As an entirely volunteer-run organization, ACES is always interested in enthusiastic and motivated people to help us accomplish our mission. We’re open to any suggestions for volunteering opportunities, but here’s what we’re looking for at this moment:

The way we see it, you’ll always get more out of it than you put into it. That’s one of the great things about serving selflessly.

  • Public Relations / Marketing
  • Microfinancing Experts
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Spanish – English Translation
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Office Management


Gain valuable experience in the non-profit sector while positively impacting the lives of impoverished people in the Dominican Republic.


ACES is looking for a social media intern to maintain and develop our online presence and social media strategy. All applications will be considered, but the ideal candidate will posses the following:

  • Passion for accomplishing the mission of ACES
  • A desire to learn about the non-profit space
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics
  • Previous experience administering social media accounts for a non-profit or social impact business
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and various blogging platforms
  • Ability to create and publish multimedia content to all digital channels
  • Working knowledge of the Spanish language is a definite plus

Applications will be received and considered until the position is filled. If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to info@acesnorthamerica.org. Please include “Internship Application” in the subject line.