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Update on Billceidy in Spain: Learning a lot but has no $

For all of you who donated to get Billceidy Anderson, our former CCI Literacy Director, to Spain to study at the University of Valencia, your donation were not in vain! She is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychopedagogy.  Now, I know I was the same way when I was in my Master’s program so there… Read More


CCI Student Volunteer, Emily Moore, Reflects on her Experience in the DR with CCI

Before going on our trip to the Dominican Republic, I had an idea of what life was like down there.  I had seen pictures and heard stories, but I had never experienced it myself.  Any words that I write can probably account for about 10% of what I felt on this trip.  The pictures can’t… Read More


Help get Billceidy to Spain: Contribute to Success

Our current CCI Literacy Center Director, Billceidy Anderson, needs your help to be able to take advantage of a scholarship she has received to complete a Master’s program in Special Education at the University of Valencia in Spain.  Please donate today! The last few months have been very trying for Billceidy.  She has had to… Read More


Betsy, CCI, & the Colorado Rockies (Blog 4)

Our CCI Volunteer, Betsy Dupuis, helps organize an service exchange with CCI literacy students and the Colorado Rockies. Here’s her latest blog: As if learning about the environment and picking up trash weren’t enough excitement for the month, we also have had special visitors, a field trip, and lots of new activities in the regular… Read More


CCI Promoting Service for Aid in the DR (Betsy's Blog #3)

CCI volunteer, Betsy Dupuis, is carrying out CCI’s Service for Aid model in the DR.  Read her latest blog: The past couple of weeks have been full of service projects, both with children in the literacy center and with women’s slow-pitch softball teams. Since the literacy classes are free, the children’s contribution to their learning… Read More


CCI's Service for Aid in Action: Community Service for Softball Equipment

See this example of CCI’s Service for Aid model: asking for community service in exchange for donated goods or services. Donated softball equipment from Colorado was shipped to the Dominican Republic. Now, female teams are working in their communities to earn the equipment and a spot in an international tournament this fall. You can help… Read More


Make a Dream Come True: Donate towards a flight so our Volunteer Dominican Literacy Coach can accept a scholarship in Valencia, Spain and connect to her potential.

 

Billceidy Anderson is currently the director of literacy program in the DR.  She just became the first in her family to graduate from the college.  Take a look at her new opportunity and consider how you can help.

Billceidy 2My name is Billceidy Anderson. I started volunteering with Community Connection International (CCI) October 28th, 2013, with the help of Angela Bennett. What interested me in CCI is the literacy program for boys and girls that develops a love of reading. Another thing that interested me is that one of CCI’s values is positive mutual respect because I feel that this is one of my personal values. In 2014, after graduating from la Universidad Nacional Evangélica with a degree in Industrial Psychology, I applied for a scholarship to do a one year Master’s program in Valencia, Spain at the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia . The program is in Educational Neurosciences y Special Needs. I am drawn to this field of study because while working at CCI with kids with disorders and special needs, I discovered that with extra interventions, caring support, and God’s help, these students can succeed. With this Master’s degree I can continue to work with CCI to help our community. My scholarship includes all expenses except airfare. My parents are very happy with this achievement, but we do not have the resources to cover the flight; however, I am the type of person that is not held back by the circumstances of life, and I said, “I can do it.”

Quick Facts about Billceidy

  • 26 years old
  • Youngest of 8 usa bingo cards
  • First in family to graduate from college
  • 17 people in household
  • Average income per person per month = ~$20

Billceidy’s Community Involvement

  •      2 years CCI Literacy Coach & Host to Volunteers
  •      8 years in Dominican National Orchestra (Bass)
  •      Active Leader in Church-Church Secretary usa online casinos that take paypal
  •      2 hours 5 days a week
  •      1st Sunday of the month missions to underprivileged “batey” communities to do head washing, cloth repair, and preaching
  •      Youth Choir (mesosoprano-falseto)
  •      Child Bible Class Teacher
  •      Substitute English Teacher in Public Schools

Billceidy’s Hopes for her Scholarship Experience

  •      To understand the importance of the first years of development especially on the central nervous system
  •      To apply knowledge of neuroscience to learning especially for children of Consuelo
  •      To volunteer with a local orchestra and make connections to musicians to share knowledge and experiences

How You Can Help

  •    Financial donations for flight, in-country travel, and other expenses

*to have your donations go directly to  Billceidy’s Scholarship, simply make a note in the comment section of our online donation form

  •    Billceidy asks for prayer for safety and success
  •   Care packages
  •   Visit her
  •  Connections to people or organizations  in Valencia or surrounding area

CCI’s Goal of Support: $6,000

Those of us who have been fortunate to receive scholarships or who have studied abroad can tell you that finances are always difficult.  All expenses paid usually means tuition, room and board.  We would like to help Billceidy in exchange for the volunteer service she has provided to children.  Help us pay for her flight which is estimated at $2,700.00 and give her some spending money for her year of study in Spain.

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