MISSION: La Sociedad Cultural Dominicana is a non-profit, cultural organization dedicated to promoting, educating, and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic. Our purpose is to unite our native Dominican families and build fellowship & cultural bridges in our community.
La Sociedad Cultural
Dominicana was founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1991. The
co-founders were Dulce Isalguez Parker, Gina Sainz, and Mireya
Luna-Bottom. Other founding members who were instrumental in
establishing and guiding the organization since the initial years are
Tamara Vega Antonetti and Marcia Vanterpool.
The goals of the organization are to:
Welcome Dominican families who are new to our community and help them stay connected with our culture.
Sponsor cultural events that promote the diversity of the Dominican culture through folkloric dances, music, and artists from the Dominican Republic.
Provide educational workshops to learn more about the diversity of the Dominican cultural heritage.
Conduct cultural presentations in area schools and community organizations.
Provide for support to a medical team (LEAP) who provides reconstructive surgery to underpriviledge children from the Dominican Republic.
Support cultural and education programs in the Dominican Republic.
Build cultural exchanges between the Dominican Republic and the USA.
Our Association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors (Officers and Committees) who are elected every two years. Our funding for our activities come from our membership dues and member contributions. We have members from different regions of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Central America, USA, Africa, and other Caribbean Islands. We welcome everyone to our organization who wants to learn more about the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean culture and its people.
Activities planned throughout the year include:
Dominican Republic's Independence Day Celebration "27 de febrero"
Christmas (Nochebuena) Dinner / Dance
Picnic/Pasadia to Celebrate “Dominican Mother's Day”
Fundraising events for LEAP and our Association
“Tarde Social Dominicana” – Monthly get togethers
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