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Youth Perspective on Toussaint Louverture

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., April 2018 April 7th, 2018 is the 215th anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture; a founding father of an independent Haiti.  Toussaint Louverture died at Fort Joux (Doubs, Savoie France), where he was incarcerated on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte, for opposing by arms, to the reestablishment of black slavery.   Following is […]

April 7, 2018 in Education, Foundation News by

Haiti’s Positive Contributions to the U.S.

As we move forward with 2018, carry with you examples of the many positive constributions Haiti has made to the U.S. and to the world. Haiti’s conributions to the U.S. are an integral part of the very fabric that makes America great. 1779 – During the Battle of Savannah Haitians fought alongside Americans and sacrificed their lives […]

January 22, 2018 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

Celebrating Achievements – Past and Future

Dear Friends, The year 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. College graduations, educational advancement, new job in Haiti, and our 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration; shed […]

December 28, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized by

Soup Joumou – The Taste of Freedom

Haitians all over the world make Soup Joumou every New Year’s Day (January 1st) to celebrate the independence of Haiti.   This January 1st of 2018  will be the 214th anniversary of Haiti’s independence.  Haiti cast off the bonds of slavery and declared its freedom from France in 1804, making history as it set a precedent […]

December 28, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized by

World Human Rights Day Dec 10th 2017

December 10th is officially recognized throughout the world as Human Rights Day,  today celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established in 1948.  Human rights is a topic that is front and center as we read the news and face shared realities around the world.  Did we walk forward, reverse, or stand still? The […]

December 10, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events by

10th Anniversary Celebration Inspires

The Le Flambeau Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration brought together a diverse group of those passionate about education and Haiti, to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center on the evening of October 26th, 2017. The gathering was particularly symbolic since Chicago was founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (also DuSable), […]

November 12, 2017 in Education, Foundation News, Haiti News by

Message Du Consul Général À L’occasion Du 10ème Anniversaire…

On Thursday October 26th, 2017, at the Le Flambeau Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration held at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center in Chicago; Consul General of Haiti in Chicago Lesly Condé, delivered the following message. Distinguished guests, Dear friends of Haiti, Dear compatriots, Ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled to […]

October 29, 2017 in Education, Foundation News, Haiti News, Uncategorized by

10th Anniversary Celebration – October 26, 2017

We are celebrating our 10th year.   Incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code, Le Flambeau Foundation is dedicated to intellectual infrastructure development for Haiti via the provision of educational opportunities for Haitian youth.  Our accomplishments include the awarding of full college scholarships, THE SPARK of Le Flambeau […]

September 16, 2017 in Foundation News by

Haiti 2017 Job Board Opportunities

Periodically we receive requests from organizations doing work in Haiti who are looking to hire qualified Haitians in Haiti and sometimes Haitians  in the U.S. interested in returning to Haiti.   The jobs are for various levels and most offer training.  Most require some knowledge of English.  Included are links to other  job boards with […]

August 6, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

Father’s Day Highlights

Dear Friends: The month of June offers many reasons to celebrate as we transition from spring into the summer season and celebrate Father’s Day – June 18th in the U.S. and June 25th in Haiti.     Celebratory Highlights –  for all fathers and mothers Graduation of Scholar Danice from college in May 2017 (his story) Graduation […]

June 18, 2017 in Foundation News, Haiti News by

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