HI Impact Trip Day 1 By Emma – 2/1/17

By Jennifer Martin | February 2, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 1 By Emma – 2/1/17 From the very first step out of the plane I took in the hot Haitian air glancing at the beauty I saw in the Haitian land. Little did I know what I was actually about to experience. As soon as we got to Nicole’s place we…

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Former Haitian Initiative Player Returns to Program to Give Back as a “Coach in Training”

By Michael Alada | January 30, 2017

Former Haitian Initiative Player Returns to Program to Give Back as a “Coach in Training” Anis Jean Renaud is one of the original players who enrolled in the Haitian Initiative program in its infancy.  Anis was 13-years old when he first stepped onto the field in Cité Soleil, and he was a member of the…

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TSF Welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to The Haitian Initiative Team

By Michael Alada | January 30, 2017

TSF Welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to The Haitian Initiative Team In a move to strengthen the Haitian Initiative organization, Tony Sanneh welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to the HI team. Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, Sarah attended Loyola University Chicago on a golf scholarship and earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 4 by Sishir Chang, 01/18/17

By Jennifer Martin | January 19, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 4 by Sishir Chang, 01/18/17 Like everyday in this trip this day was both challenging and enlightening. For me though this day was perhaps most specific to me where my own background in architecture and first aid was used the most. After breakfast i went with the coaches to…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 2 by Jessica Hackner, 01/16/17

By Jennifer Martin | January 19, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 2 by Jessica Hackner, 01/16/17 First thing this morning, we headed to the National Stadium to set up for the Coaches Across Continents training. It was exciting to be on the field at the stadium and inspiring to watch them train, despite language differences, the local coaches on social…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 1 by Tim Reppe, 01/1/17

By Jennifer Martin | January 19, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 1 by Tim Reppe, 01/15/17 I’m hoping to make an impact on this trip but not quite sure how yet.  I’ve seen pictures & read news about devastation,  disease, & poverty on a massive scale.  I could get a sense of it on the ride from the airport to…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 1 by Rich Harrison, 01/15/17

By Michael Alada | January 17, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 1 by Rich Harrison, 01/15/17 Rich Harrison – Jan 15th, 2017 Airport experiences often provide for some of my most favorite memories.  The hustle and bustle of so many different people coming and going to so many different places.  It always amazes me that no one ever really runs…

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7 Years After, Remembering the Haitian Earthquake

By Jennifer Martin | January 16, 2017

Cal Tech seismologists Charles Francis Richter and Beno Gutenberg developed the Richter scale in 1935 by to quantify the energy released by an earthquake. The Richter scale defines earthquakes in seven levels from ‘micro’ (less than 2.0 on the scale) to ‘great’ (8.0 or higher). Several million microearthquakes occur every year but are seldom felt.…

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Local Youth Soccer Players Help Procure Hundreds of Jerseys and Pieces of Soccer Equipment for TSF’s Kick It Back Program

By kyle | December 7, 2016

Local Youth Soccer Players Help Procure Hundreds of Jerseys and Pieces of Soccer Equipment for TSF’s Kick It Back Program El Novak rises above the specialness inherent in all children.  At 11-years old, she grasps a slice of ‘the big picture’ rarely seen by most young people their age. She understands the value of giving.…

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