On April 5, 2017, BeachCorps President David Searby was a guest on "La Revuelta de la Mañana" ("The Morning Revolt"), a nationally syndicated TV and radio show of journalist Fernando Placeres in the Dominican Republic (TV Interview here and Radio interview here on Youtube with pictures). Searby described plans to work with the Punta Cana Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Punta Cana Group, on a pilot project for service travel. Like many BeachCorps projects, the partnership with the Punta Cana Foundation is geared towards creating scholarships for students who excel in school and also are active in volunteer activities in their community. The Punta Cana Foundation was the first nonprofit to recognize and support BeachCorps in developing a new kind of service travel that uses great vacations to empower worthy causes via people-to-people engagement. Searby also said that BeachCorps is lucky to have the support of the nation's largest excursion provider, Runners Adventures, which has a long history of supporting local communities.
Searby also described plans with other excellent nonprofit partners, including: Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic (DCDR) and Rescatame, two nonprofits that are teaming up to promote better care and spaying/neutering for stray dogs and cats in the Dominican Republic; the Episcopal Church development work of the Dominican Development Group; Fundacion MIr, a nonprofit in the La Romana area that provides quality education for hundreds of underserved kids; and the huge potential for projects with the various Rotary clubs in the country. Finally, Searby also described a successful project on Valentine's Day with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (the US arm of the respected Dominican development nonprofit FUNGLODE) and FECOTUR, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting better waste management and recycling practices in the country.