J/P HRO’S 2013 ING NYC MARATHON TEAM RAISES NEAR $300,000 TO BENEFIT HAITI’S RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT Nov04

J/P HRO’S 2013 ING NYC MARATHON TEAM RAISES NEAR $...

New York, NY – November 4, 2013 – J/P Haitian Relief Organization celebrates the extraordinary effort and commitment of Team J/P HRO, which took part in yesterday’s 2013 ING NYC Marathon to raise funds for “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign. This fundraising effort is dedicated to supporting J/P HRO programs that continue to provide health care, education, construction, and the safe return to permanent housing for displaced earthquake survivors in Haiti. Earlier this year, J/P HRO fielded a team of activists, philanthropists, high-­‐profile entrepreneurs, alongside five of Haiti’s top-­‐ ranked athletes to run in the 2013...

Petrus Cesarion and others to run NYC Marathon to raise money for Haiti Nov02

Petrus Cesarion and others to run NYC Marathon to ...

Source: NY Daily News – J/P HRO secured five coveted charitable spots in the New York City Marathon, the world’s biggest road race, and offered them to the top finishers in a half-marathon in June held in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Five years ago, a young Haitian man who is not much wider than a chopstick decided to run a race. A marathon runner friend had told him, “You have the build of a runner. You should try it.” So the young man entered a local six-kilometer race. He did not train for it. His footwear was an old pair of tennis shoes. Petrus Cesarion finished first, and made a discovery. “I love to pass other...

Bertine Lainé – Moving Ahead Oct14

Bertine Lainé – Moving Ahead

Source: Huffington Post – Moving Ahead and Breaking Barriers One Race at a Time I’m a 31-­‐year-­‐old woman, who for the last 11 years has been running what our country calls “a man’s race.” It all began when I wanted to join the national Haitian police force. I first started athletic training and a friend talked me running a semi-­‐marathon. A new horizon opened up. I discovered my passion as a runner and for sports. While ultimately, I didn’t make the police force, I began to train seriously. I wanted to challenge myself, to increase my speed, endurance and stamina. It’s been more than...

Be Selfish Oct10

Be Selfish

A dear friend and mentor of mine once told me that giving, in its best form, is really a selfish act. By giving, a person rewards themselves with the reflection of their best self, and this is what leads to an enriching cycle of personal satisfaction. My work with J/P HRO has been an example of selfish giving. It began in April 2013, when I visited the two health clinics that J/P HRO established in the Delmas 32 neighborhood. The scope of care provided and the dedication of the staff was impressive. I wanted to see the dental clinic as I have spent the last 20 years working in the dental business. I met the dentist, Dr. Anderson, and saw...

Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time Sep17

Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time

Breaking Barriers One Race at a Time A profile of two elite Haitian female marathoners: Bertine Lainé and Carline Lamour On any given day in Port-­‐au-­‐Prince, Haiti, you can count on your fingers the number runners training in the street. They are a rare and impressive sight: dodging traffic and weaving past pedestrians and street vendors, finding their footing amid potholes and debris. They are a testament to Haiti’s small but growing running community. Yet as in most sports, women have yet to fully find their place in what is largely seen as “a man’s race.” Two female athletes stand out: Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline...

J/P HRO SELECTS FIVE ELITE HAITIAN RUNNERS TO COMPETE IN 2013 ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Aug15

J/P HRO SELECTS FIVE ELITE HAITIAN RUNNERS TO COMP...

Astrel Clovis, Pétrus Césarion, Jean Macksony, Bertine Lainé, Carline Lamour to be Sponsored by the J/P HRO “The Long Run for Haiti” Fundraising Campaign on CrowdRise PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (AUGUST 15, 2013) — J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is proud to announce the five Haitian athletes to be sponsored through “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign on the fundraising platform CrowdRise. The Haitian marathon runners joining Team J/P HRO include three men, Astrel Clovis, 43, Pétrus Césarion, 31, and Jean Macksony, 27, and two women, Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline Lamour, 21. These elite athletes will join forces with Team...

Give-A-Ball Foundation Soccer Clinics with J/P HRO Jul23

Give-A-Ball Foundation Soccer Clinics with J/P HRO

On July 18-19, J/P HRO teamed up with New York City-based Give-A-Ball Foundation to host a series of soccer clinics near Port-au-Prince. This event offer 150 girls and boys, aged 8 to 14 years old, the opportunity to engage in team-oriented sports, while building and improving their athletic skills. The event was an overwhelming success, and a memorable summer event for all kids who participated. Q & A with Dominique Pierre-Louis, Haiti Liaison, Give-A-Ball Foundation Q: What was your first experience in Haiti after the earthquake? My first experience after the earthquake in Haiti was roughly 11 months after it happened. I had to...

J/P HRO JOINS FORCES WITH GIVE-A-BALL FOUNDATION TO HOST COMMUNITY SOCCER CLINICS FOR LOCAL YOUTH Jul15

J/P HRO JOINS FORCES WITH GIVE-A-BALL FOUNDATION T...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (JULY 15, 2013) – On July 18th and 19th, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) will be teaming up with New York City-based Give-A-Ball Foundation to host a series of summer soccer clinics at Terrain SunAuto, in Tabarre, near Port-au-Prince. This event will offer 150 girls and boys, aged 8 to 14 years old, the opportunity to engage in team-oriented sports, while building and improving their athletic skills. “J/P HRO recognizes the enormous value that sports brings to every child and every neighborhood,” said Kamilah Morain, J/P HRO Community Project Manager. “Participating in initiatives like this dovetails...

Kay Kominote is Reinforcing Community Based Organizations Jun14

Kay Kominote is Reinforcing Community Based Organi...

Community Development through Capacity Reinforcement Written by principal trainer: Ro sulme Fign olson On May 29th, 2013, 60 local residents of Delmas 32 celebrated their graduation on the heels of completing a three-month community development training program organized by J/P HRO’s community center Kay Kominote. The program was implemented in partnership with eight Community Based Organizations (CBO) based in Delmas 32. Kay Kominote launched this training program in April 2012 in the efforts to create community development through capacity reinforcement. This ongoing training program has been an effective way to reinforce bonds...

Community Maternal Healthcare the J/P HRO way Jun12

Community Maternal Healthcare the J/P HRO way

By Pamela Nyaga The sun is shining down as I make my way to J/P HRO’s community health center in Delmas 32. There are about 40 women patiently waiting to be seen at the J/P 2 Women’s Health Clinic. I’m committed to women’s health; to me motherhood is priceless, so they are the reason that I’m here. I meet with the Medical Education and Organizational Development Manager, Dominique Valentin. She is in charge of the professional development seminars and trainings for over 100 medical staff. “The Medical Program at J/P HRO oversees a comprehensive Women Health Clinic, which offers family planning, hygiene, pre-natal care education...

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT TAKES THE HELM AT J/P HRO Apr26

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERT TAKES THE HELM AT J/P HRO

GARY PHILOCTETE APPOINTED COUNTRY DIRECTOR TO LEAD J/P HRO INTO NEXT PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT WORK IN HAITI PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (APRIL 26, 2013) – Three years since its inception, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) continues to evolve as an organization renowned for sustainable, community-driven development. As J/P HRO progresses toward new goals in the critical work of the ongoing reconstruction effort, it has announced the appointment of Gary Philoctete as Country Director, marking the first time that the in-country team will be fully under Haitian leadership. “J/P HRO’s remarkable evolution from a strictly emergency...

Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management Volunteer -part 03 Mar22

Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management ...

Blog  – Three Part Series Part 3 Teachers on the Frontline: “We Don’t Get Rattled” Back at the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) office I settle into the conference room ready to welcome a dozen camp agents, community center teachers, and field coordination staff who will join my stress management, goal setting and violence reduction class. The workshop draws on ten years of courses I’ve taught to the homeless in LA and their providers I’m happy to see that more than 20 local community leaders and staff show up, all intelligent and accomplished. I’m also surprised. As it turns out, the men are much more open...