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Our Handbag Fashion Show at LaGuardia Community College was a huge success!! Big thank you to everyone at Laguardia and all who came out in support. If you couldn't make it, you can learn more on our handbag project page.

HaitiCorps Co-Founder, Brent Gibson was back in Haiti in January, 2012 and in April, 2012. Designer, Ann Heckathorn was also in Haiti in April working on the Handbag Project. See Pics

HaitiCorps Co-Founder, Brent Gibson, and Designer, Ann Heckathron, were in Haiti November, 2011 to launch the Handbag Project. See Pics

Lisez Rasanble! Le Bulletin de HaitiCorps International

Read Rasanble! The HaitiCorps International Newsletter

Past Events

Click here to view the presentation from our October 19, 2011 fundraiser at Pangea Restaurant, NYC.

Welcome to HaitiCorps International

Welcome and thank you for visiting our site. We mourn the loss of our Haitian brothers and sisters who died from the earthquake of January 12, 2010. We also mourn those who came before: the Taíno who were native to the island and who gave it the name Haiti (Arawak for Mountainous Land) and were decimated by Spanish colonization, the African slaves who did not survive the crossing and those who endured harsh treatment as their reward for surviving the journey, the revoluntionaries who fought for their freedom and made Haiti the first black republic, and all of those since who have continued to Answer the Call for freedom - political, economic, social, and spiritual.

As is often the case when mourning, we also take time to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those who have been lost. We also celebrate the hope of renewal and rebirth. We celebrate the coming together of mourners whose resolve has been renewed to Answer the Call so that lives lost will not be in vain and that future generations may experience less suffering. We celebrate the growing knowledge that Haiti will be reborn after this latest tragedy.

We are committed to a human rights approach to investing in human capital for sustainable development in Haiti. We are committed to working with the Government of Haiti to increase its capacity to serve all Haitians and to uphold their human rights. We are committed to partnerships and collaboration with government, NGOs, and private sector to increase effectiveness and decrease duplication. Finally, we are committed to the Haitian people; we are here to serve rather than to save; we are here to help the visions of Haitians become realities. 

Please join us and Answer the Call.

Sincerely,

Fabienne Doucet, Ph.D. and Brent E. Gibson, Ph.D.

Learn about Haiti

We are beginning to embed some wonderful and educational VIDEOS on our site.

For Current Events, read the Haiti News Feed at the bottom of this page.

Haiti is located on the western side of the Caribbean island called Hispaniola. The eastern side of Hispaniola contains the Dominican Republic. Haiti has a total area of 27,750 sq km, slightly smaller than the US state of Maryland. Only 190 sq km of Haiti's total area is covered by water.

Did you know that Haiti was the first black republic? On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the first black nation to proclaim freedom for all people within its borders.

Haiti has two official national languages: French and Kreyol.

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Haiti News Feed
  • Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The canons have been stolen from the 18th-century seaside fort in the city where Haiti declared its independence and the stones imported from France are commonly targeted by thieves.
  • Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites (Update)
    The canons have been stolen from the 18th-century seaside fort in the city where Haiti declared its independence and the stones imported from France are commonly targeted by thieves.
  • Haiti urged to protect coffee, mango crops from climate change effects
    Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti's agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts say.
  • From the courthouse to Haiti: A man’s journey to help orphans
    When former Montgomery County courthouse employee Michael Crisp first boarded a plane for Haiti in January, he had no idea that his future was about to change directions.
  • Experts urge Haiti to act on climate change threat
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti's agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts at an environmental conference said Thursday.
  • In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery
    Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.
  • Haiti tense after summons issued for ex-president
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide clashed with U.N. peacekeepers Thursday as the popular former leader faced possible arrest for not providing court-ordered testimony in a criminal investigation.
  • Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president
    Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said. Answering a question on whether there was a warrant, Judge Lamarre Belizaire said "I believe...
  • Haiti captures 19 fugitives after hundreds flee jail
    Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's prime minister said that 19 fugitives had been captured after more than 300 escaped during a jailbreak at a high-security prison near the nation's capital over the weekend. The prisoners fled the jail following a mutiny that erupted on Sunday, a spokesman for Haiti's national police...
  • Haiti police search for 329 escaped prisoners
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An intense search was underway Monday after 329 prisoners escaped from an overcrowded prison on the outskirts of the Haitian capital in an attack apparently aimed at freeing the son of a prominent businessman held on kidnapping charges.