Awareness Building


June 2012: Private Sector Philanthropy Forum

CHLE’s Steering Committee includes industry leaders who are committed to promoting individual and corporate philanthropy. This first forum gathered private sector leaders in Haiti to discuss opportunities to invest in CHLE’s youth, community, and women’s leadership initiatives.

April 2013: CHLE Video Case Study Screening

CHLE Co-Chair Maryse Pénette-Kedar held a cocktail event, gathering Steering Committee members, new program partners, and funders to preview the video case studies, produced jointly by CHLE and the Coady Institute. These cases highlight exemplary Haitian youth, women, and local government officials.

May 2013: JDC Entwine College Service Trip

CHLE funder, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), organized a trip to Haiti for 15 Tufts University students based in the United States. These students met with JDC’s local partners and they volunteered their labour to help with community projects.  They also met with entrepreneurs from La Montay, where they learned about the economic innovations taking place in this rural mountain town.

July 2013: Youth Salon: CHLE’s Co-Chair, Magalie Noel Dresse, held the Centre’s first networking event with participants from the youth leadership program and CHLE’s Steering Committee.   Participants shared their work, and discussed ways to expand CHLE’s youth network. This event also featured a performance by a visiting youth choir from the Julliard School of Music.