Educational Institutions

The Haitian Project, Inc.

Education first! It works.

Providence, RI

Mission

The Haitian Project through its support of Louverture Cleary Schools, a national network of tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding schools in Haiti, provides for the education of academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children’s education in order to maximize their potential and enable them to work toward building a Haiti where justice and peace thrive.

Ruling Year

1987

President

Deacon Patrick Moynihan

Main Address

PO Box 6891

Providence, RI 02940 USA

Keywords

Education, Haiti, high school, boarding school, poor, service

EIN

22-2700013

 Number

5441742249

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Education is one of the most fundamental tools available to move individual and nations up and our of poverty. In a country where less than 5% of the population graduates high school, The Haitian Project, Inc. seeks to increase access to a quality education in order to form the future leaders of Haiti who will build a brighter future for their country.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Louverture Cleary School

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of students at or above a 90% attendance rate

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

Our school enrolls approximately 360 students. Attendance is very high, given the fact that we are a boarding school and that students and their families recognize the tremendous opportunity.

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

All students demonstrate writing ability. All students also study 4 languages. English, French, Spanish & Kreyol. They graduate fluent in all 4.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

All 360 students attend tuition free. University scholarships are provided to half of each graduating class. Over 100 graduates are on scholarship in any given year.

Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

Our historic pass rate on the national exam is 98% . The national exams are taken each year by about 100 students total, after 9th grade and after 13th grade to go on to university.

Number of students enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

Generally, all students are highly motivated academically given the tremendous opportunity presented by a quality education.

Percentage of graduates who remain in Haiti to help their country develop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Context notes

90% of all Louverture Cleary School alumni remain in Haiti to help their country develop.

Avererage Annual Alumni Earnings (note: per capita earnings in Haiti are < $1,000)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Louverture Cleary School

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Through education, The Haitian Project works to create monumental change in the lives of our students and graduates so that they may do the same for their family, communities and country. As such, The Haitian Project is a vocal advocate for putting Education First, and moving education up the list of priorities in the developing world.

The Haitian Project achieves its goals by providing a rigorous, holistic, Catholic education steeped in service to others. In order to ensure our graduate's success after graduation, The Haitian Project's Office of External Affairs runs one of the country's largest university scholarship programs as well a job placement and training program. Long-term relationships and advocacy within the private sector in Haiti ensure graduates are gainfully employed as doctors, accountants, teachers, lawyers and engineers--to name just a few.

With a track record of success that begins in the late 80s, The Haitian Project has a high level of sophistication and institutional capacity when it comes to operating a top-notch school in Haiti. Both the seasoned leadership of the Project in the U.S., in Haiti (where many are graduates) in addition to the support of U.S. Volunteer Teachers and members of the Haitian private sector, have ensured that in spite of failures of the government and natural disasters, Louverture Cleary School has never missed a graduation. One need look no further for proof of our capabilities than the tremendous success of our graduates.

Progress is measured in many ways, but most frequently by looking at the following metrics: 1) Pass rate on Haiti's national Exam (LCS' historic rate is 98%), 2) Number of graduates who remain in Haiti, either working or attending university (over 90%) and 3) Average annual earnings of alumni ($12,000 USD. The per-capita income of Haiti as a whole is $850.). Looking forward, progress will be measured in the expansion of our program through the construction of a national network of schools.

With more than 600 alumni (roughly 60 are added each year) and one of the largest university scholarship programs in Haiti, which provides scholarships to at least half of each graduation class (over 100 alumni are receiving scholarships at any given time), The Haitian Project has a lot to be proud of. Furthermore, over 90% of our graduates are employed or attending university IN HAITI. Those who are working are earning excellent salaries and will never know the poverty that their family of origin had to endure. Given the tremendous impact of our current program, The Haitian Project is now working towards a vision of a national network of schools.

External Reviews

Financials

The Haitian Project, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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