Emily Codik was surprised by the island's transformation from a safe haven for Holocaust refugees to a sex-tourism hotspot.
A personal account of how a journalist's family escaped the Holocaust and found safety in the Dominican Republic, where they joined a settlement of Jewish refugees.
Families and communities in the Dominican Republic use solar ovens to better their quality of life. The ovens are cost-effective and families save money for more food.
Magaly Lantigua wants to be a nurse. She thinks a solar oven will help her get there. Lantigua thinks a solar oven will help her save money to attend a university while still caring for her family.
Two lakes in the Caribbean are rising uncontrollably. Scientists think climate change may be to blame. But the evidence is counterintuitive.
The Dominican Republic built its economy on the backs of Haitian immigrants and their descendants. Now it wants them gone.
In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, two lakes are flooding farmland, swallowing communities and leading to deforestation.
The Dominican Republic has more road deaths per capita than any other nation in the Western hemisphere.
Teenage pregnancy rates in the Dominican Republic are booming, and for many of the girls who live there it's about learning to become young mothers.
To counteract the alarming number of pregnant teenagers, the Dominican Republic launched an initiative in January 2015 to implement sex education in public schools.
An 18-year-old mother in the Dominican Republic grapples with how and when to teach her daughter about sex.
While most adolescents interviewed for this project said they were not ready to become parents, one variable remains constant: their aspirations for their infants, unborn children and themselves.
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.
As teen pregnancy rates are slowly decreasing in the United States, rates in the Dominican Republic are double the world average, with 1 of 10 teen girls becoming pregnant in 2013.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
Some of the most marginalized people in the Caribbean are Haitian immigrants, and their descendents, living in the Dominican Republic.
With HIV rates second only to those of sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands that conjure visions of sun and sand now highlight the interplay between poverty and the epidemic in this hemisphere.
A little-known story of survival during the Holocaust.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting from the Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Burma.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Burma to Turkmenistan.
The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.
Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.
"House Call in Hell," a video examining overcrowding, poor sanitation and disease in Haiti's National Penitentiary, has been selected as one of the five short documentaries from the online Current Rocks SilverDocs contest to be screened at the 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival, hosted by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel.
The annual documentary festival honors excellence in international filmmaking and will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, from June 16-23.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson will explain and demonstrate the conflict between the Republic of Haiti and Dominican Republic, the two countries that coexist in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
In this lesson, students will participate in a Socratic Seminar using the Palm Beach Post article to dialogue about the impact of AIDS in the Dominican Republic.
Students explore HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, using the Pulitzer Center’s interactive website Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean. Students will create a final product based on information they find.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.