Your Adventure Awaits!
If you dream about helping others and traveling the world, the opportunities are endless. Participate in a building project for a neighborhood revitalization, be part of a medical outreach trip, or participate in a teaching partnership. Bring the family along to enjoy an enriching educational experience or eco-tour.
First, we work to build rapport with communities and identify their most pressing needs. Then, we design solutions to solve these needs in a sustainable manor. While we realize the necessity of temporary relief at times, we primarily focus on sustainable solutions that will eliminate poverty and improve the standard of living for the long-term.
This is your adventure, your mission. We have so many projects we can’t wait to get started on. But we need YOU!
Though we do not have any scheduled trips due to COVID-19, once the coast is clear we will be right back to work. The time to plan is now. Please fill out our form below to get in touch with us about opportunities to serve in the Dominican Republic.
January 26-February 9: Angosto Build Project
Tucked away in the mountains outside of Jarabacoa, it isn’t easy to find this small village. The only way in is a four wheel drive vehicle – or the Dominican favorite, by motorcycle. Twists and turns up this mountain road take you past homes built precariously onto the side of the mountain.
ACES is working with two local residents who have made it their life’s work to address the problems this community faces. Poverty, alcoholism, and sex trafficking have been ongoing issues they seek to remedy. Eladio and Griselda have purchased the land and built a thriving community center in 2014. Used by 100 people each month, it houses bible studies, homework rooms, summer/winter camps, sporting activities, and medical services.
They need a kitchen where meals can be prepared for the children and adults who utilize this facility. This will be the next step in their vision for the community center aimed at healing in every way.
November 18-26: A Musical Adventure
Starting with a visit to the Cafe Samir coffee plantation in Rancho Ariba the group will get guided tour through a working coffee plantation nestled in the mountains of the Dominican. Next, will be some recon work in Angosto where we are sharpening our pencils for the next build project. Visit the local school and community center in the process. The final destination will be Las Terrenas, on the northern coast of the island. Here the group will spend a few days with our El Taller community arts group.
This is an ACES sponsored project provided free to the local community, teaching art – and now MUSIC to children and teens. The project will provide creative ideas for musical instruments, rhythm, and having loads of fun while doing it!
El Taller Arts Group
Visit to Angosto Build Site
Cafe Samir Coffee Plantation