La Academia Internacional de Cabrera is a small school that serves an important role in the small community of Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. Felicita Garcia started the school a few years ago, out of necessity to have good education for her own kids. Now its a fairly large school that supports the needs of over a hundred students. The rates for the school are not enough for it to survive, so they rely on private assistance. Over the past two years Casa Kimball has opened its doors to hold a benefit for the school. I missed the fundraiser by a night last year, but this year I decided to get involved and raise money for the school. In addition to sponsoring photography, I was able to raise close to $2,500 for the school through some fund raising efforts in San Francisco, and the live auction at the event. There was a number of bidders competing for a photo session with me that I ended up donating additional two sessions, which yielded two more winners for the auction. It feels great to help such a great cause. Full gallery of photos can be seen here: El Futuro 2 @ Casa Kimball Photos 4.30.11
Enjoy a short video of the event!