Youth Development

HAVSERVE VOLUNTEER SERVICE NETWORK

If you HAVE, you too can SERVE

aka HavServe

Winter Garden, FL

Mission

HavServe aims to facilitate knowledge transfer between global volunteers and villagers in isolated and hard to reach communities in order to effect lasting, sustainable development and to provide opportunities for local and international volunteers to share knowledge and skills as they work together for sustainable community development.

Ruling Year

2010

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Jewel Bazilio-Bellegarde

Program Director

Mr. Remy Mesilus

Main Address

HavServe Volunteer Service Network (HavServe) P.O 784201

Winter Garden, FL 34778 USA

Keywords

Haiti, Volunteerism, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Youth, Immigrant

EIN

27-2525894

 Number

4213906192

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Economic Development (S30)

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What we aim to solve New!

Every day, we aim to create opportunities for purposeful global engagement, providing pathways for organizations and individuals to positively contribute to the global issues that will shape our collective future . In an economy where quality education is necessary for employment, it remains to be unaffordable to most children and youth in Haiti and immigrants in the United States. Haiti is experiencing a gap in skilled labor. This ongoing crisis is fueling a dangerous level of youth unemployment resulting in both depression and delinquency for people between the ages of 15 to 35 or even younger.

Our programs

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

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USA HavServe Youth Services and Mentoring

Summer Camp and Educational Enrichment Program

Women’s Microfinance and Entrepreneurship

HavServe Community Library and Technology Access Program

School and Community Gardens Project

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Total number of fields trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

Minorities,

People of African descent

Related program

USA HavServe Youth Services and Mentoring

Context notes

umber of participants who successfully complete high school; successfully gain college admission; successfully complete college; successfully complete internships (during high school and college).

Number of free participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

USA HavServe Youth Services and Mentoring

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

USA HavServe Youth Services and Mentoring

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HavServe HavServe’s life-changing programs and activities are creating healthier schools and communities, providing stronger starts for kids and families, generating new economic opportunities, and engaging the next generation of leaders in volunteering activities, community and service learning in Haiti and the United States.

The HavServe Youth Mentoring Program directly responds to a growing need in the community to mentor the increasing number of primarily Caribbean immigrant youth who can become severely disadvantaged or 'at-risk.' Many are struggling to adjust to life in the U.S. due to language barriers or lack of knowledge and resources to successfully navigate the educational and labor sectors in their communities. HavServe volunteer mentors encourage youth to discover their individual potential and expose them to the opportunities that exist within their communities. Through leadership development, community service and basic life and work skills training, young people are mentored to focus on their future and on the achievement of a socially responsible life of purpose, dignity, economic stability, collaboration, teamwork, respect, interpersonal communication, personal responsibility, work-readiness, such as resume workshops, mock job interviews, healthy family and community relationships activities and peer support. As a result of its success, the HavServe Youth Mentoring Program has grown considerably since it began with 25 young people in 2011. Since then, there have been a total of 75 participants, all of whom have successfully graduated from high school. Ninety percent of this number went on to college. We currently maintain a roster of 75 youth participants who are in high school, college, completing internships or in part-time jobs. At present, in order to continue operating the program that serves as a valuable source of support for Caribbean youth from new American families, HavServe is in dire need of a permanent, safe space for program activities.

HavServe has developed an extensive network of high-level international professionals who provide mentorship and training for our young people. HavServe mentors include representatives from the World Bank, IMF (International Monetary Fund), IDB (International Development Bank), OAS (Organization of American States), Georgetown University, American University, ambassadors and diplomats, local government officials, and representatives from the state department. This network of international professional volunteers adds a unique and valuable dimension to HavServe's mentoring work. Overall, we believe that our mentoring program gives youth members the inspiration, motivation and skills needed to significantly improve their lives long-term. In the future, we will continue with peer to peer volunteer fundraising activities, seek grants and in-kind and material donations. Other needed resources include pro-bono services, in-kind donations, and a permanent . training/meeting space. We currently partner with a variety of NGOs including the Montgomery County Office of Community Affairs, Montgomery County Volunteer Network, UN Volunteer Network, Network for Good, Volunteer Match,, Points of Light Foundation, Jean Joseph Darbouze Foundation, Montgomery County Public Schools, Association of Haitian Professionals (AHP), etc.

Quantitative measures of the impact of the HavServe Youth Mentoring Program include the number of participants who successfully complete high school; successfully gain college admission; successfully complete college; successfully complete internships (during high school and college); obtain part-time employment; and pay it forward by earning the Presidential Service Award for completing bronze, silver or gold levels of community service. Qualitative measures include the maturity and civic responsibility of our youth participants as evidenced by the many who in turn become volunteer mentors to younger participants in the program; develop and lead volunteer activities in their schools/colleges; and take ownership and leadership of the program by assisting with the management, strategic planning and program implementation activities. They become active ambassadors of the program.

Quantitative measures of the impact of the HavServe Youth Mentoring Program include the number of participants who successfully complete high school; successfully gain college admission; successfully complete college; successfully complete internships (during high school and college); obtain part-time employment; and pay it forward by earning the Presidential Service Award for completing bronze, silver or gold levels of community service. Qualitative measures include the maturity and civic responsibility of our youth participants as evidenced by the many who in turn become volunteer mentors to younger participants in the program; develop and lead volunteer activities in their schools/colleges; and take ownership and leadership of the program by assisting with the management, strategic planning and program implementation activities. They become active ambassadors of the program.

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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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

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