The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP) was established in November 2008 to help elevate Philadelphia’s Haitian community through education, professional development, and mentorship. We will accomplish this goal by:
Coordinating professional development opportunities;
Creating educational, leadership and scholarship opportunities for students;
Joining the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia will provide you with access to the largest Haitian professionals’ organization in the Greater Philadelphia region. We are a progressive, smart, and connected organization. We are dedicated to providing our members with a quality experience. We can help you network with fellow Haitian Professionals, give back to the Haitian Community, connect with local leaders, and experience the rich and dynamic culture of Haiti.
The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP), would like to thank you for your contribution to the Haiti Relief Project. As a result of your help, HPP was able to respond swiftly and strategically to the catastrophic earthquake. Our response included sending medical supplies, medical professionals, water, and food to our beloved homeland. As a cherished supporter and partner, we would like to provide you with a detailed account of our response to the earthquake to date. Continue reading to learn more about our response efforts.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Madame Florcy Morisset, director of the Haitian Professional of Philadelphia with Ambroise Dorino Gabriel, S.J. of Foi et Joie Haiti. Now more than three years removed from the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 314,000 and left even more homeless, Haiti has fallen off the headlines and out of news broadcasts. But for a growing contingent at Saint Joseph’s University, Haiti is a personal and professional constant. Born out of a desire to help the nation respond to...Read More
By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will soon be home to “Qatar City.” The multifaceted project is the product of an agreement signed this week by the US Agency for International Development and the government of Qatar. The agreement between USAID and the Qatar Haiti Fund will include the construction of permanent housing, a vocational school and a commercial area, according to USAID. Qatar will provide $5 million to build 148 houses, the school and commercial area, while USAID will contribute ...Read More
BY FERNANDO PEINADO FPEINADA@MIAMIHERALD.COM Their team lost, but Haitian fans felt proud. The 2-1 defeat against defending World Cup champion Spain was unexpected, especially after Spain’s two early goals. Haitian-born Kara Ferrier, 30, a lawyer who lives in Davie, attended the match with her husband to see their national team for the first time. Just 30 minutes before the end of the match, with Haiti down 2-0, she was excited. “I thought this was going to be a massacre, but they are holding th...Read More
By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina will visit the Northeast department of Haiti Wednesday to launch a reforestation project on the island. The project is launching on the occasion of World Environment Day. Martelly and Medina will visit Ouanaminthe, where the two countries have built a seedling production centre with help from Cuba. The goal of the project is to “allow the two countries to protect themselves from t...Read More
Marc Cohen is a Senior Researcher on Humanitarian Policy at Oxfam America. Haiti has long received starkly negative attention in the global media, which for years have focused on such themes as extreme poverty and inequality, corruption, drug trafficking, dysfunctional governance, the dreaded Ton Tons Macoutes secret police, and billions in wasted aid. Google “Haiti basket case” and you’ll get more than a million hits back in a little over a tenth of a second. But there’s some good news coming ...Read More