A community based organization that creates partnerships between communities in need and service learning volunteers to assist in improving education, health care and developing sustainable practices and commerce.
Our intent is to form long term relationships with communities so they can be successful in implementing lasting and meaningful improvements to standards of living.
Our organization was founded by educators who recognize the benefits of service learning projects for both local students and the communities they serve. Students that engage in service learning projects experience an authentic educational experience and make global connections. Students learn to communicate more effectively, overcoming language barriers, students forge friendships and develop relationships with the children of the communities.
Students gain an understanding of global issues such as the lack of clean drinking water, electricity, adequate living conditions and education. Students take leadership roles in project development based on community needs, enhance their problem solving skills and seek solutions to challenges these communities face.
Meet the Team
Tara Frare is an educator at Plymouth North High school teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Oceanography. She has a penchant for the environment and animals. Formerly, she worked as a Chiropractor and owned a private practice for over 20 years. In 2016 she began leading groups of students to the Dominican Republic for service learning trips. She founded Partnering People Through Service in 2017 in order to continue the work in the Dominican Republic.
Tara has a B.S. in Biology from Bridgewater State University as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College
As a high school English teacher, Brittany is passionate about working with children, especially in sharing the beauty of literature and the magic of writing. Brittany has her Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from Springfield College, and her Masters in English, Writing and Rhetoric, from the University of Rhode Island and has been teaching in the public sector for 7 years. In addition to sharing a love of learning and working with students, Brittany also enjoys photography, reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time outside.
Mary Raymond is a science teacher at Plymouth North High School. She worked formerly as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and currently continues her interest in healthcare teaching Biology and Biomedical Science to freshman through seniors at the high school. She accompanied students on the first Plymouth North High School service learning trip to the Dominican Republic, and is passionately devoted to helping not only the community of El Castillo, but other communities in need in the Dominican.
Ed Estey has been with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for 20 years. He has been involved with direct selling to the senior population for which he is very passionate since 1991, working for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Boston, MA as a Team Leader in the Sales Department before joining Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in 1997. Since 2006 he has been one of the major contributors in the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies for Harvard Pilgrim’s Individual and Employer Group Retiree Products as well as Harvard Pilgrim’s Celebrating 65 educational program.
Ed has a BS in Health Care Administration and a BS in Marketing from Stonehill College as well as a Certificate in Public Health from Harvard Extension School.
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