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Dominican Studies: Dominican Organizations and Associations in the United States

This guide provides links to useful databases, books, web sites, journal articles, and films in the interdisciplinary field of Dominican studies.

Dominican Organizations and Associations in the United States

Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center - Alianza Dominican's mission is "to produce literary, performing, and visual arts programs; to support and strengthen community cultural programs and institutions in Washington Heights and Inwood."

American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic - "The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic is a private, non-profit organization comprised of more than 3,300 Dominican and U.S. companies. Its mission is to be a leading business organization in the promotion of commerce and investment, the development of competitive practices, and the establishment of a solid market economy. The Chamber has several committees dedicated to strengthening free enterprise, promoting investment and community service, improving governmental and international relations, and providing services to its members."

Anacaona Theater - "This is a non-profit multi-awarded Latin Theater Company created and managed by creative young people. Based in New York City."

Association of Dominican-Americans Supervisors and Administrators, Inc. (ADASA) - ADASA’s mission is to build a community of Dominican-American leaders that are committed to promoting the educational success of all members of the Dominican community in the United States and the Dominican Republic. The members of ADASA are Dominican or Dominican-American Principals or Assistant Principals of public, private or parochial Schools who hold an administrative or supervisory License/State Certification.

Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano - "CCCD was founded December 14, 1962 to enrich and empower our youth and adults. To demand a more active role in the empowerment of the Dominican and Latino community politically, professionally, educationally, civically, artistically and culturally.

Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya - "Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya has continued to uphold its mission to promote Dominican culture and folkloric music at the international level, bringing attention to such classic dances as the "Merengue" and the "Mangulina"."

Centro Cultural y Comunitario Hermanas Mirabal, Inc. - This is a non-profit organization committed to empower the community by promoting collective action to demanding social justice and better opportunities for immigrants, low income residents and people of color in West Harlem, a community of traditionally neglected minority population. 

Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos - A government entity that promotes and encourages Dominican Art and Culture in the United States.

Community Association of Progressive Dominicans - "The mission of Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP) is to promote and develop the physical, emotional, social and economic well-being of the residents of Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and New York City by facilitating community empowerment through education, provision of human services, and the development of individual skills and community leadership."

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York is the nation's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world. CUNY DSI's mission is to produce and disseminate research and scholarship about Dominicans, and about the Dominican Republic. CUNY DSI is the locus for a community of scholars, including doctoral fellows, in the field of Dominican Studies and sponsors multidisciplinary research projects. The Institute houses the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library, the first and only institutions in the United States collecting primary and secondary source materials.

Dominican American National Foundation (DANF) - "The DANF’s mission is to permanently infuse Latino culture into the fabric of American society through the celebration of Hispanic cultural heritage, achievements, and accomplishments on a national platform with professional sports teams."

Dominican American National Roundtable - "DANR's mission is to research, educate and advocate for the social, economic and political empowerment of its members, and of Dominicans in the United States of America."

Dominican American Society of Queens - "Dominico-American Society of Queens (DASQ) is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to improve the quality of life in the NYC community. Services provided are Adult Literacy and Job training, Legal and Immigration Services, Citizenship Classes and Youth Development as well as Referrals."

Dominican Artists Collective - This collective is composed of group of "multidisciplinary artists who's upbringing is Dominican in Washington Heights with the intention of fostering the creation and production of original work by Dominican artists. The group includes actors, directors, writers, producers, visual artists, musicians, theater and film makers."

Dominican Studies Association - "DSA supports the diffusion of intellectual production by providing Dominican Studies scholars the opportunity to create supportive networks, cultivate alternative agendas beyond their respective institutions and address polemic issues impacting the homeland, local, and global Dominican diasporic communities."

Dominican Women’s Development Center - "DWDC is to empower all women and communities to advance gender equality and social justice."

Dominican Writers Association - "This is a platform dedicated to supporting and promoting the works by creative writers of Dominican descent (more specifically Dominican-American) in the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction."

Latinas & Líderes - "Latinas & Líderes seeks to empower and inspire girls from under-resourced communities in the Dominican Republic, allowing them to obtain the tools and skills for becoming leaders of their own lives, families and communities."

The   Dominican   Bar   Association   (DBA) - "The DBA is an organization of legal professionals and law students, which supports Latino members of the legal profession, particularly attorneys and law students of Dominican ancestry, in their pursuit of higher posts in the legal profession and other facets of influence in the United States."

The Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation - "The Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation is the conduit for opportunities in the cultural, arts, and educational arenas that celebrate the enduring legacy of Dominican heritage."

New York Dominican Officers Organization - "The New York Dominican Officers Organization (NYDO) was established in August of 1993 with the intention of orienting its members, recruit to the various law enforcement agencies, create youth athletic programs, and to assist the community via workshops and the dissemination of vital information."

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation - "NMIC offers residents of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx free services in five key areas: housing, education and career services, benefits and finance, immigration, and social services"

National Dominican Women's Caucus (NDWC) - "The National Dominican Women’s Caucus (NDWC) has as its mission to ensure the equitable participation of Dominican Women and Latinas in general."