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 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 semester accomplishing the following objectives:. Alerta Joven Youth Leadership Program.
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With adolescents and youth comprising 36 percent of its population, the Dominican Republic faces great potential, but also significant risk. Economic and social conditions in this Caribbean nation of approximately 10 million people are such that a significant percentage of all Dominican youth are at risk of unemployment, drug abuse, sex trafficking, crime, a lack of education, or other pitfalls of poverty. In , the U. Agency for International Development USAID launched Alerta Joven, an initiative that uses the power of technology and the strength of local networks to help connect young people with services tailored to their specific needs, putting them on the path to a productive future. Alerta Joven works with 23 organizations that promote the education, health, employment, and well-being of youths ages 11 to Our most significant contribution to Alerta Joven is the database—a complex piece of software designed to track more than , young people as they seek help from community-based partner organizations.
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