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On July 3rd, 2015 a group of 12 students and 3 chaperones from Cristo Rey Brooklyn traveled to the Dominican Republic to build a basketball/volleyball court. However, our experience and hard work began several months before. By December of 2014, the team of student participants had been chosen and they began the work of preparing […]
When our team of 21 students from Portland area high schools, one mother and the entire Nesland family stepped off the panga (20 person speedboat) into Bluefields, Nicaragua, it was as though we were stepping into a different country altogether. Bluefields is a town of 30,000 people accessible by either plane or a two […]
Every court project in the Dominican Republic comes with its fair share of challenges. With volunteer groups coming from U.S., “a world that moves at a mile a minute,” (Juwann Williams) it’s often an adjustment to get used to Dominican culture, especially the concept of time. Life just doesn’t move as quickly down here and […]