COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Empowering Families and Creating Neighborhoods that Thrive

Our community development program is made up of 3 components: Education, Livelihoods, and our Community Development Campus

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS

J/P HRO's Community Development Campus was born out of J/P HRO's emergency response assistance in the Petionville Camp. The Community Development Campus in Delmas 32 is a large facility with indoor and outdoor spaces, a library and computer room, as well as, a demonstration garden and outdoor recreation area. It serves a focal point for community members to meet and learn innovative techniques that they can apply in their own homes and lives. In partnership with local community-based organizations, local youth, and community members, the Community Development Campus remains an inclusive area using a participatory approach to enhance community well-being.

EDUCATION PROGRAM

J/P HRO's Education Program established l'Ecole de l'Espoir (The School of Hope) a primary school providing quality education for children of families in the Petionville Club camp. Today, the school has transitioned into the local neighborhood of Delmas 32 and targets students most marginalized in the community because of poverty or other special needs such as learning disabilities and behavioral issues. J/P HRO's education team is also implementing the Delmas 32 Education Revitalization Initiative, a project providing curriculum development support to 125 teachers at 25 schools in the area, enabling them to adopt forward-looking practices that encourages critical thinking among the 6,000 students it reaches.

LIVELIHOODS PROGRAM

The J/P HRO's Livelihoods Programs supports the sustainable economic resiliency of families and capacity building of skilled micro-entrepreneurs and economic development where we work. The program reduces and eliminates socioeconomic barriers faced by many vulnerable community members, enhances the overall economic landscape of local communities, and creates greater prosperity for all. Currently initiatives focus on vocational training, creation of community-based savings groups, financial aid business management training, and development of income-generating activities.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

MEDICAL

J/P HRO is the leading medical service provider for residents of Delmas 32, a densely populated neighborhood of approx. 90,000, alongside nearby communities in the Port-au-Prince area.

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ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

J/P HRO is taking a leading role in local neighborhoods to help earthquake-displaced families transition into permanent, secure and durable housing.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Thriving and economically prosperous neighborhoods are at the heart of building back a stronger Haiti.

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CAMP & RELOCATIONS

J/P HRO programs provide displaced families and local residents a thriving, prosperous and secure community where they can return and begin to rebuild their lives.

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REFORESTATION

The natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.

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WE ARE ONE

Haiti was singled out as a country of people who are unwanted and we just marked eight years since over 250,000 of our Haitians neighbors lost their lives.

For this reason, and so many others, we are taking a moment to share the Haiti we know and love. The Haiti filled with neighbors, friends, co-workers, brothers and sisters who, with their bare hands, pulled each other out of rubble and carried each other to safety. It is the Haiti of our 200 Haitian staff, working tirelessly every day to work with communities to provide medical care to infants and children while also promoting public health to tens of thousands; where our teachers provide young boys and girls a genuine opportunity to succeed. We know a Haiti that has been hit harder and more often by everything mother nature has to offer, and yet continues with a resiliency you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else; where the all-Haitian J/P HRO emergency response team to Hurricane Matthew, which devastated Haiti's South, helped 25,000 people return to a safe, dry home.

At J/P HRO we have always refused to blindly follow what has always been done. All of J/P HRO successes are guided by the people in Haiti themselves, by getting down to the ground level to do things with and in support of Haitians.

With time, Haiti will become more integral to the global economy. This is change that you will be able to see, touch, taste and wear. This will be no small feat, but J/P HRO is no stranger to challenging the status quo and persevering in the face of long odds. It's where we began and it's time to go back to what started this organization. We are not complacent. We are not okay with "good," or even "great." We are J/P HRO, and we want to keep doing the impossible.

Haiti is not looking for a handout. This great country will not be defined by an earthquake, hurricane or poverty. Instead, Haiti's difficult history will be overcome by the will of its people and with the attention and support of a compassionate world.

Today more than ever, we must stand in solidarity with the people of Haiti. Please help us show them they are in our thoughts and hearts.

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