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Conference of Haitian-Americans stakeholders in Palm Beach to address community issues and challenges

haiti flag1jpgWest Palm Beach – Haitian stakeholders in Palm Beach County are invited to a conference this coming Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5pm at Burnett International College located at 1903 South Congress Ave, 2nd Floor in Boynton Beach to devise a positive agenda for the community.

In recent years, the Haitian community has grown in size and prominence yet remains fragmented and weak with mounting unmet needs. The issues are numerous: growing elderly population, dysfunctional families, values clash, insufficient youth development programs, disappointing academic achievement, failing businesses, Ponzi schemes among others. Political leaders (including elected officials of Haitian background, candidates and former candidates) nonprofit executives, business leaders, clergy and professionals are expected at this conference.

The Haitian Empowerment Foundation encourages all stakeholders to embrace this conference as an opportunity for growth and to strengthen the community. “This will be a great moment that defies old cleavages, clan mentality, and rivalries to lift up the community to its full potential. This is a moment where Haitian-Americans across generations and social strata come together to build better and stronger” said Ralph Cheriza, President of the Haitian Empowerment Foundation.

The Haitian Empowerment Foundation is a nonprofit organization aimed to provide educational opportunities for struggling students of Haitian background.  The conference is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to call 561-252-3735 to RSVP no later than Friday, January 9.

South Florida Caribbean News

The SFLCN.com Team provides news and information for the Caribbean-American community in South Florida and beyond.

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