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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
  • Hundreds attend Duvalier's funeral in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier on Saturday, displaying lingering respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power.
  • Muska Films Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Help Crowdfund and Produce First Feature Film - Kidnapping Inc.
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by actual events, Bruno Mourral's first feature film, Kidnapping Inc . , uses cinema as a tool to address Haitian society and its proximity ...
  • Eating Domino’s Pizza in Haiti
    Spend enough time on the Internet, and you’ll inevitably come across stories about the “bizarre,” “crazy,” or “totally real” items that American fast-food restaurants offer at their international outposts. Fancy a pork and seaweed doughnut? Head to a Chinese Dunkin’ Donuts. Bored of hash browns? Try some beans and plantains...
  • Anti-government protest in Haiti turns violent
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An anti-government protest that snaked through sections of Haiti's capital on Tuesday turned violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood.
  • AP PHOTOS: Bulls fight for bets in rural Haiti
    LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Gamblers who goad bulls to fight each other just outside this Haitian coastal town stand for hours by a riverbed scrutinizing a dozen muscular animals with horns sharpened by knives.
  • Long-maligned police force in Haiti faces test with looming drawdown of UN forces
    Their new uniforms clean and crisp, the Haitian officers chat with street vendors and school kids as they stroll through a neighborhood of the dense capital, a practice in the sort of community policing the national force is embracing as it works to reinvent itself.
  • Haiti police face crucial test with UN drawdown
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Their new uniforms clean and crisp, the Haitian officers chat with street vendors and school kids as they stroll through a neighborhood of the dense capital, a practice in the sort of community policing the national force is embracing as it works to reinvent itself.
  • Rebuilding Haiti So It's Better Than Before
    Natural disasters have different footprints. Architect Eric Cesal remembers arriving in Haiti two months after the powerful earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in January 2010. Almost five years later, he still finds the scene hard to describe. 
  • Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.
  • Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts
    COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.