Today, I booked my flight to Santiago in the Dominican Republic. My brother and I will be staying in Esperanza for three weeks in January, spending time with the non-profit Yspaniola and learning about the community. Their mission statement is: "Yspaniola empowers marginalized batey communities of Dominicans and Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Through university scholarships, … Continue reading Esperanza

On making community connections

Back when I was a sophomore in 2009, I was a member of Catalysts for Intellectual Capital 2020, a leadership/entrepreneurship seminar. This course radically changed my path, not only my course of study but my outlook and attitude. After five years in Binghamton I can really see the divide between the campus and community, which … Continue reading On making community connections