Getting the Word Out

Our Founder and Executive Director, Bernard Georges, has been publicly interviewed by every major Providence television station, including the Rhode Island Public Radio station, WPRI 12-Eyewitness News, ABC 10 News, ABC 6 News, Providence Business News, Providence Journal, WPRO, RI Future, Uprise RI, Roger Williams University, Brown University, Lenouveliste, Le-Point Tele Metropole, Telegenen, and Caraïbe Journal Premye Okazyon. Our New Bridges for Haitian Success (NB4HS) social media sites have a large following in recognition of our representation of the Haitian community in the state of Rhode Island and in Haiti. 

2020

Local minority community leaders want more input into Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response, Uprise RI, April 28, 2020

Community groups win grants to boost Census response, by Chris Barnett, Rhode Island Foundation, March 11, 2020 

Collaborating with international leaders, by Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, February 25, 2020

2019

New Bridge for Haitian Success offre une ambulance à la population de Belle-Anse, by Amos Cincir, Le Nouvelliste, January 30, 2019

2018

Ambulance donated to community in Haiti, by Nicole Dotzenrod, Valley Breeze, October 10, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee and Town of Lincoln donate ambulance to Haiti, by Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI, October 3, 2018 

Town of Lincoln donates ambulances to Haitian community, by Madi Crognale and Shaun Towne, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, October 3, 2018

New Bridges for Haitian Success to hold 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner, by New Bridges for Haitian Success, Uprise RI, September 13, 2018

Fear of census common for immigrants in R.I., by Kevin G. Andrade, Providence Journal, July 5, 2018 

Refugee Dream Center celebrates World Refugee Day as America turns its back, by Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI, June 24, 2018  

End to protected status hits R.I. families, by Kevin G. Andrade, Providence Journal, May 13, 2018 

Práctico Innovation Helps Minority Entrepreneurs Get a Leg Up, by Bram Berkowitz, Rhode Island Inno, January 24, 2018

NAACP President Jim Vincent: We got to get conscious right now!, by Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI, January 18, 2018

‘We shall overcome’ is response to President’s slam on Haitians, by Jen Cowart, Cranston Herald, January 17, 2018

New Bridges for Haitian Success (NB4HS) founder, Bernard Georges, has organized important press conferences with the help of Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Jim Vincent of the NAACP, and Nivar Lafourtune (see below). Georges has gained the support of leaders in Rhode Island to advocate for the Haitian community.

Rhode Island speaks out against President Donald Trump’s ignorant racism, by Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI, January 15, 2018 

Legacy of King contrasted to president, Congress at annual breakfast, by G. Wayne Miller, Providence Journal, January 15, 2018. 

Providence City Councilor Nirva LaFortune: We must counter darkness and hate with love and light, by Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI, January 14, 2018

R.I. immigrants united in criticism of Trump’s vulgar remarks, by G. Wayne Miller and Mark Reynolds, Providence Journal, January 12, 2018 

2017

Providence begins discussion of Municipal IDs, by Steve Ahlquist, RI Future, August 10, 2017

Haitian Heritage Month at the State House Wednesday, by Steve Ahlquist, RI Future, May 16, 2017 

Screening of documentary on RI Humanitarian aid to Haiti planned, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, March 16, 2017

Local Haitian Works To Bring Relief To His Homeland, by Chuck Hinman, The Public’s Radio, March 15, 2017 

Five Questions with: Bernard Georges, by Emily Gowdey-Backus, Providence Business News, March 3, 2017

Delivering on His Promise, Alumnus Brings Disaster Supplies Directly to Haiti, by Edward Fitzpatrick, Roger Williams University, January 18, 2017 

Rhode Island delivers aid to hurricane ravaged Haiti, by Steve Ahlquist, RI Future, January 18, 2017 

2016

Alumni and Professor to Bring Disaster Aid Directly to Haiti, by Edward Fitzpatrick and Jill Rodrigues, Roger Williams University, October 17, 2016

Groups gather donations to help hurricane victims in Haiti, by Steph Machado, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, October 15, 2016 

Cookout in Providence will raise money to help Haiti after hurricane, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, October 13, 2016

RI organization collecting supplies for Haiti in wake of hurricane, Brian Crandall, NBC 10 News, October 10, 2016 

Hurricane Matthew: Relief in Florida, silence and devastation in Haiti, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, October 8, 2016 

Founder of New Bridges for Haitian Success in Providence, says he has been unable to reach his younger brother and sister in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew Struck, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, October 7, 2016 

Haitian community in R.I despairs at hurricane devastation in homeland, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, October 6, 2016 

Providence group gathering donations for Haiti, by Bill Tomison, WPRI12 Eyewitness News, October 6, 2016

Local Haitian community sending supplies after Matthew, by Melissa Randall, ABC6 News, October 5, 2016

Donations needed for Haiti in wake of Hurricane Matthew, by Steve Ahlquist, RI Future, October 5, 2016 

Haiti, the first free black nation, celebrates freedom at the State House, by Steve Ahlquist, RI Future, May 18, 2016 

Haitian heritage event set for Wednesday at R.I. State House, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, May 17, 2016 

Northeast Refugee Conference targets barriers to integration, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, April 2, 2016 

Recent arrivals help newcomers find their way, by Amanda Milkovitz, Providence Journal, March 12, 2016 

Remembering Haiti on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the earthquake, by Bernard Georges, RI Future, January 12, 2016 

2015

Forum addresses Haitian deportation crisis, by Kyle Borowski, Brown Daily Herald, November 3, 2015 

R.I.-based Haitians, Dominicans meet to discuss human-rights crisis, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, August 21, 2015

Providence forum to address deportation of Haitians from Dominican Republic, by Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal, August 18, 2015

Plight of Haitians in Dominican Republic prompts rally at State House, by Patrick Anderson, Providence Journal, July 28, 2015

In the Media:

Community, elected officials push back against Trump’s controversial remarks



RI organization collecting supplies for Haiti in wake of hurricane