It is with grace and honor that I greet you as the Chairwoman of the Haitian American Professionals Coalition. HAPC is a collection of great minds and we look forward to working with each and everyone of you to improve our community. I love and enjoy building urban communities for a living. The Haitian-American Community has a special place in my heart.
It is important that the presence of Haitian American professionals is felt throughout the development of their neighborhoods. As HAPC grows and evolves, my hope is for it to provide assistance to local businesses, curate meaningful cultural experiences, and promote opportunities for direct engagement with decision makers in government.
With your participation, HAPC will continue to produce and help facilitate activities that celebrate and honor the richness of Haitian culture and enable others to touch it. The Haitian Diaspora is currently going through the growing pains of rapid redevelopment. Our goal is to help communities evolve to their fullest potential. The mission of the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC) is to mobilize and link professionals of diverse occupations in order to effectively address issues relevant to the community and to provide opportunities for growth and development. We hope to foster cultural pride in the Haitian-American community, preserve the legacy of Haitian American leaders that have come before us, and facilitate programming that can serve as the anchor to drive growth. HAPC is a conduit for change because of the core associations it has brought together in the past years and the voice of empowerment it is for the future.
Together, we embrace the contributions of Haitian Americans, as they continue to help our communities change for the better on their own terms. From the new attorney to the veteran teacher, both have a vital place in our neighborhoods and more importantly, their leadership is critical to our continuity. We vow to do our best to facilitate opportunities for the power brokers and change makers of our communities. They often don’t realize the impact they can make. HAPC is here to serve and protect….I look forward to making sure that we serve and protect to the best of our abilities.