Haitian Initiative

USA Cup Host Families Needed

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Summary In a continuation of partnerships and cultural exchanges developed through The Sanneh Foundation’s three-year delivery of the Department of State’s International Sport Programming Initiative (ISPI), The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) and the National Sports Center are partnering for the 2019 USA Cup…

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Beauty & Culture

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Beauty & Culture Every trip that I’ve taken to Haiti always has what you could call a “poverty tour”. Some organizations go out of their way to highlight the “plight” of the people of Haiti. But each time I visit, I come…

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Grief/Pain & Consideration

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Grief/Pain & Consideration Death and grief have a very bold presence in Haitian culture. Although death and sickness are facts of life wherever you go, I feel that it is especially part of everyday life and conversation here in a country with…

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Cultural Intelligence & Effectiveness

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Cultural Intelligence & Effectiveness Cultural intelligence, or CQ, is a measurement of intercultural effectiveness. How much cultural intelligence you have will determine how well you work with and relate to those of another country. I have worked alongside of foreigners in Haiti…

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The Haitian Initiative’s Presence within the Community of Cite Soliel

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate The Haitian Initiative’s Presence within the Community of Cite Soleil One of the core elements of Haitian culture is community. The people in Haiti live close together, work together, cook together, and generally do everything with someone else. Doing something together makes…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 Our trip has been a wonderful mix of HI programs and visiting different areas of Haiti.  Today we drove to Saut D’eau, a beautiful waterfall not too far from Port-au-Prince.  Though only 10 miles as the…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra Greetings from Haiti on day 4! Hannah and Kendra here with your quick update for the day! This morning we went to Papillion which is a Haitian run coffee shop and gift…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 We are heading back after an awesome day. We went to an artisan neighborhood this morning where they work with metal. The work was beautiful and we all got some trinkets This afternoon we were back…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 To begin the day we started by driving through Port-au-Prince. Then, we went to the history museum and learned about the past and culture of Haiti.  The second place we drove to was Cité Soleil, this…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey Hello, our names are Lauren and Lindsey we flew down from Chicago with our soccer coach Anne.  We came to help teach kids English and run soccer camps. Our first reaction was…

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