About New Bridges For Haitian Success
The mission for New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc., is to provide services through community level assistance cultural orientation, bridging the gap between the Haitian community and the greater Rhode Island community. We do community organizing and advocacy in Rhode Island while we provide medical and school equipment in Haiti.
- Citizenship –
Help the Haitian community integrate into Rhode Island through improved engagement and knowledge of systems.
- Education –
Youth and Adult Education programs for Haitians and Haitian-Americans living in Rhode Island.
- Empowerment –
Support well-being and positive decision making by Haitian and Haitian-American Rhode Islanders.
- Acclimation – Build bridges between the growing Haitian community and connect it to Providence opportunities.
- Entrepreneurship –
Empowerment through economic entrepreneurship.
- Giving Back to Haiti –
Volunteering and Advocacy work in Rhode Island and Haiti to improve the lives of Haitians in Haiti.
New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc. Prides itself as a beacon for the Haitian community in the state of Rhode Island. We work to improve the living conditions in the southeastern part of Haiti through education. In Rhode Island, we focus on helping the community to navigate the United States’ legal system through social services, training, and educational workshops.
New Bridges for Haitian Success,Inc.was founded in 2013 as a Federal 501(c )3 non-profit Rhode Island based organization for the of Haitians who, despite their growing population in RI, remain largely overlooked rendering them voiceless in decision-making processes regarding their lown ives. According to data from the Haitian consulate in Boston, there are at least 9,000 Haitians residing in Rhode Island. This fast-growing population continues to struggle in the community‘s representation and aid in issues such as education, health, emotional wellness services, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc provides important and culturally sensitive services to new migrants in transition, along with continued support Haitians as they plant roots in Rhode Island and build a new sense of community. We continue to lead the effort for a fair and just immigration policy, aimed at protecting and keeping Haitian families together, and continue to serve the local Haitian community through social services, offering guidance and support, parental training, educational workshops, and access to employment. Part of our advocacy is our national appreciation and celebration of Heritage Flag Day on May 18th year at Rhode Island House.
As the Haitian community grows in Rhode Island organization sees an opportunity to inform the Providence community and celebrate Haitian contributions to U.S history and culture. We are also planning a cultural pride breakfast to coincide with our Haitian National Independence celebration. We do community organizing and advocacy in Rhode Island while we provide medical and school equipment in Haiti.
Back in the homeland, Haiti, the New Bridges for Haitian Success (NB4HS) works to improve the living conditions in the southeastern part of Haiti through education and medical intervention. Our Primary focus is mainly in the town of Belle-Anse , a place with over 158,000 residents with barely no functional health system and poor access to education. The population is still reeling from the devastations of the 2010 earthquake and more recently, Hurricane Matthew. Many still live in tents and hardly have access to food or clean drinking water. Our effort therefore, has been a major contributor in alleviating the lives of people in that community though still a lot has to be done.
Over the past few years, we have enjoyed unwavering support from the local Rhode Island community whose generosity have made our activities in Haiti possible. We sent a shipping container full of supplies to the Belle-Anse community, along an ambulance donated by Lt. Governor Daniel McKee and the town of Lincoln, RI. This is will only address emergency care, but will be a life-changer for this community as it will be the first ambulance in that town. NB4HS has a strong track record of proven success and accountability in the past five years, despite limited financial and logistical means.
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