Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

Ryland White


A recent shift has concentrated international community development efforts on women, many specifically aiming to work with adolescent women. This capstone explores the design, facilitation and potential developmental impact of work-readiness training for teen girls in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Such training comes with many challenges and possibilities for positive outcome. Methodologies and frameworks introduced through SIT courses aid in the examination of these challenges, the solutions used to transform them and possible preventative approaches. Tools gleaned from the spring SIT TDEL course, to which this capstone is linked, inspire the creation of the training. These tools are also used to document my personal growth as a trainer. Recommendations of possible future use of this training at the Mariposa Foundation and other like organizations offer and application of learnings, exploring possibilities for further community development.


Arts and Humanities | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Educational Methods


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