A Note From Our Founder

December 18, 2020

As we near the end of 2020, I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on this year, the impact it has had on the work that TBF is doing, and what we are doing to prepare for a post-pandemic world, specifically in the realm of our service trips. The pandemic and the subsequent…

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Scholarship Program Highlight

October 30, 2019

The Batey Foundation founded our Scholarship Program in 2016 and we now have 30 students enrolled. We created the program with the longterm goal to break the cycle of poverty by empowering youth living in the Bateye’s with educational assistance. Each year our Scholarship Program continues to support our students with the aim to continue…

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Back to School Time is Almost Here for Scholarship Program Students

August 8, 2017

At at the TBF office, here in New England, we are still soaking up the precious days of summer. Our friends, colleagues, and especially our scholarship students, in the Dominican Republic, are preparing to start the school year.

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Somos El Cambio Challenge – Join Us

March 10, 2017

SOMOS EL CAMBIO – WE ARE THE CHANGE The motto of the Batey Foundation Somos El Cambio reminds each of us that little things are big things. Small gestures create great change. Join us and be the change that educates, heals, builds leadership, opportunity, and resilience for the people of the Batey communities of the…

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Education and Prevention When Traveling to the Dominican Repulic

February 10, 2017

The Batey Foundation staff answers many health related questions from participants, everything from questions about the drinking water to current concerns about Zika infections. Our goal is to continue to provide participants and their families with up to date information based on our experiences, reports from staff in the DR, and recommendations from the Center…

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Agents of Change

March 16, 2016

This January trip marked my fifth trip as a volunteer with The Batey Foundation. The social injustices I have seen during my previous trips such as lack of education, healthcare and basic living needs, motivate me, to contribute to direct action to address these injustices. I was so excited a co-lead the annual “Alumni Trip” with Hector Perez…

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Se el Cambio – Memories from The Dominican

January 31, 2013

Ever since I traveled to the DR with Matteo and Hector in June of 2011 and blew out my first candle, I have developed passions, memories and life long friendships. There are many reasons why I continue returning to the DR every year and try to “lose” my passport when its time to leave. I…

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First Trip of 2013!

January 23, 2013

An update on the first trip for the Batey Foundation in 2013: I recently returned from my second trip to the Dominican Republic with the Batey Foundation and I am already planning for my next trip! The ten day trip solidified my dedication to the cause of the Batey Foundation – to help raise the standard…

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Batey Foundation Founders Featured in UNH Magazine.

June 20, 2012

Matthew Toms and Joshua Lawton have been featured in an article published in the University of New Hampshire’s Magazine. This article talks about a great partnership between the Batey Foundation and UNH and how it is motivating students to take action. Read the article here or by clicking the photo above.

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New Site Online!

March 10, 2012

The Batey Foundation has been going through some big changes! We are pleased to announce the unveiling of our new website, complete with an updates of our involvement in the Dominican Republic, profiles of our dedicated volunteers, and a NEW blog. This new blog will keep you updated on all of the happenings in The…

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