Dominican Republic Mission Trip

On the Dominican Republic Mission Trip, high school students from First Community Church spend a week at the Dominica School and Orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip is simply to serve in any way we are needed.

Our participants teach classes at the school, work on art projects with the kids, lead kickball and volleyball for gym class, practice speaking English with the high school students, and do work projects to improve the facility. We have come to know this special place as our home away from home, and these children and their caregivers are our family.


Watch this video to get a sense of what the Dominican Republic trip is about.

Senior Capstone Projects

Some students who participate in the Dominican Republic trip use their experiences as research for their senior capstone projects. If you are interested in doing this, please talk to us and we will help make sure your research is successful.

Here is some of the work created by former participants:

Caroline Sarno, 2015 participant:
Julia Klebe, 2014 participant:
Rachel Piscopo, 2014 participant:


For more information, please contact the Mission Office at 614.488.0681 ext. 106, or our Youth Coordinators, Gabrielle Whitcomb or Makenzie Adkins, or call  614.488.0681 ext. 103


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