The Dominican Day Parade started as a small celebration in 1982. The parade is held in New York City on 6th Avenue, is Economic Empowerment and Education. The organization recognizes the lack of resources for youth. The past several years had been because the non-profit organization under scrutiny. The new members of the board include many distinguished people from the Dominican-American community. The leadership of General Gregorio Luperon was won ultimately from Spain. The Dominican Republic secured independence from Haiti.