FRIENDS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
“We connect our Peace corps community to promote appreciation of and service to the people of the Dominican Republic”
Friends of the Dominican Republic’s (FDR) Grant Programs Help Peace Corps Volunteers in the Dominican Republic (DR)
Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR), is a non-profit group made up primarily of former Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in the Dominican Republic. Through two of our primary programs we provide small grants to support projects and programs involving current Peace Corps Volunteers and the Dominican people with whom they work. We do this through two FDR program funds- the Community Challenge Fund and the Program Support Fund- supported with donations from our members and others. Each fund has a different emphasis and they are designed to complement each other. A description of each program can be found under the “Programs” drop down tab above.
In a strong show of support for the Peace Corps, a record-tying 37 senators have signed a Dear Colleague Letter requesting appropriators to provide the agency with "robust funding" for fiscal year 2018. If you would like to contact your members of Congress and urge them to work with the Appropriations Committee to oppose any cuts to the International Affairs budget, you can
go to www.peacecorpsconnect.org
DR RPCVs and FDR board members Susan Stine and Christopher MacAlpine-Belton meeting with U.S. Representatives and their staff to discuss the strategic value of the sustainable development approach championed by the Peace Corps as well as the particular role that Peace Corps Volunteers play in bridging cross-national divides and promoting American goodwill abroad.
Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors of Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR)
We are recruiting new candidates for FDR’s Board of Directors. We are an RPCV organization that supports current Volunteer projects, shares news and information about the Dominican Republic and promotes an appreciation for the Dominican people and culture. We keep DR-RPCVs connected to each other and to current Peace Corps programs in the DR.
You can nominate yourself or another DR-RPCV for a board position by sending your (their) name, years of PC service, DR site and project, plus information about yourself and your interest in joining the board to firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you want more information about FDR you can go to www.fotdr.org/about/history
. Nominations must be received by November 1, 2017.
We connect our Peace Corps community to promote appreciation of and service to the people of the Dominican Republic
2016 Annual Report
Friends of the Dominican Republic (FDR) is a non-profit corporation created to continue supporting Peace Corps’ work in the Dominican Republic. We summarize our work quite simply:
We are a “cyber-based” membership organization of former and current Dominican Republic Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and supporters. Our members:
Read the full report here.
- Raise funds to support the work of current Volunteers in the Dominican Republic,
- Advance the Third Goal of Peace Corps by sharing our knowledge of the Dominican Republic with other Americans, and
- Foster “connectedness” by growing our membership network to provide news and information about Peace Corps DR and encourage participation in and support for our work