Introduction

The Haitian Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is a Catholic Mission which supports Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding school for academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children’s education.

Imagine living in a place where…

  • More than one million primary school-age children simply have no access to education.
  • Nearly 80% of the population lacks basic reading and writing skills.
  • One in eight children die annually before the age of five, mainly because of malnutrition.

The Haitian Project was founded in the early 1980's by St. Joseph's Parish in Providence, RI, to provide humanitarian aid and relief to the people of Haiti. Louverture Cleary School began as a response to one of the greatest needs of Haiti: education. Once a school with a handful of students and big dreams for the future, Louverture Cleary School has now grown to feed, house, and educate 350 bright and enthusiastic students from the poorest neighborhoods of Haiti.

In response to their free education, LCS students are active leaders in service to their community. Each day, students can be found cleaning their neighborhood, caring for sick and orphaned children and disabled adults, and challenging the notion that theirs is a country devoid of hope. LCS students receive a top-notch education - a tool that will help them as they seek to rebuild Haiti. The Haitian Project operates by a simple and powerful motto:

"What you receive for free, you must give for free." -- Matthew 10:8