Community Service Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic responds to key development challenges in the community and provides educational opportunities and resources. CSA programs include child and maternal health education, medical outreach, nutrition workshops, life skills workshops, and the Alerta Joven Youth Leadership Program.
The Alerta Joven Youth Leadership Program creates a network of comprehensive services for at-risk youth to contribute to the overall development of children and adolescents in Lechería, a region in the country’s central highlands, northwest of Santo Domingo. The Program aims to improve the educational performance of youth, reintegrate out-of-school youth to the local school systems, and prepare youth for employment opportunities.
Under the guidance of the teachers and CSA, Holly Lavin, graduate student of Social Work, will spend her Spring 2018 semester accomplishing the following objectives: