Updates

Calling Workers to the Harvest

Volunteer Connor Branham (Villanova '14) puts his passion for economics to work in LCS's capstone English course - Intro to Economics. In addition to teaching, Connor leads Garden Club during Netwayaj, runs a mock business club during Play Hour, and manages debris from campus construction projects.

  

Left: Lead Volunteer Kristin Soukup (UND '13) and staff member Odson François teach CCD to children from the neighborhood. Right: Volunteer Michelle Paquette divides students into teams for co-ed Ultimate Frisbee practice during Play Hour.

Recruiting is well underway for The Haitian Project's 2015-2016 Volunteer team.

Volunteers at LCS serve as teachers (in English, religion, computers, Spanish, sport, economics, etc.), but most importantly as witnesses to our charism. They live in community with the local staff, lead student service programs and extracurricular activities, and participate in physical work projects around campus. 

Sound like a good fit for someone you know? 
Contact Kaitlyn Guzik at development@haitianproject.org with questions or to receive an application. 
2014-2015 Application Deadlines: 
November 1st (Early Action)
February 17th
April 1st
View the 2006 video, Volunteers on Mission on our website.

Above Left: Second-Year Volunteer Rachel Thelen (St. Scholastica '13, left) freshens up the playground with staff and students. Bottom Center: Volunteer Amanda Haluga (PC '14), coaches men's varsity basketball during Play Hour. During the school day, she teaches religion, English, sport and computers. She also leads music club, cantors at Mass on the weekends and makes delicious French Toast.

Taking Back the Field

It was an exciting end to the week as the maintenance crew, students, staff and Volunteers took down the final "soccer field classrooms" last Thursday. After four and a half years, the students were happy to have the soccer field back. 

Taking down the classrooms marks another significant accomplishment in the school's recovery from the impact of the earthquake. While I'm sure the students appreciate the seismic strengthening that we have done to the buildings as a community since the earthquake, I am even more confident that they are happy about getting the soccer field back.

I want to thank Marjorie Momburn [LCS Principal] and Kristin Soukup [Dean of Students] for their work on classroom utilization which allowed us to achieve this goal ahead of the construction of a new science building. 

Deacon Patrick Moynihan, President of THP/Head of LCS

Going...

  

Going...

  

Gone.

Pass It On

 

Left: LCS students, Mirey Dimanche and Orlando Pierre (pictured right), work with neighbors from our Zone in Ekòl Ankourajman (left). Right: Raphaël Cooper, LCS Segond (U.S. 11th grade) student, prepares a French lesson during Ekòl Ankourajman.


Louverture Cleary's Ekòl Ankourajman is back in full swing. Originally conceived and developed by Christina Moynihan, Ekòl Ankourajman [School of Encouragement] invites children from the Santo neighborhood (zone) for tutoring from LCS students. Over 40 Louverture Cleary students participate in the program, witnessing to the LCS motto, "What you receive for free, you must give for free," (Matthew 10:8) by passing on their gift of education. The LCS students work with over 60 young men and women from the zone, helping with their lessons and encouraging them.

Odson François is in his third year supervising the program. Odson has also served with our Koukouy Sen Kler (Fireflies of Saint Clare) early childhood development program for younger residents of the zone. Here is his perspective on the significance of the program:

Ekòl Ankourajman helps our community--our zone--to move forward. It helps kids who are not enrolled in school get to a new level. It encourages kids who are in school to stay in school. The Louverturians encourage them to work hard and to do good things with their lives. They are providing a social service. 
 
Many of the children who come to our program have the idea that they are not important, that they do not have a place in society. But the Louverturians work with them and love them, and encourage them. At Ekòl Ankourajman, they learn that they have a place in society. 

 

Ekòl Ankourajman is just one of the many ways that a Louverture Cleary education can change a life, and through that life a thousand more.™ Thank you for your continued support of The Haitian Project's Louverture Cleary and its many service programs. Please help us to spread the good news by clicking below to share this with a friend.

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