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A Thousand Lives is in 2 weeks!

Ok, we get it. You're excited. In two weeks, you'll be enjoying a traditional Haitian meal with freshly fried plantains, not to mention the fun and games you're going to have at the kids-free, evening party at the Building for Kids on September 24. So now's the time to click on this little link and … Continue reading A Thousand Lives is in 2 weeks!

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A Thousand Lives

You're Invited! We've officially reached 1,000 students in Haiti and you are invited to our next exciting celebration. A Thousand Lives will take place Tuesday, September 24, 6-8 PM at the Building for Kids in downtown Appleton. Caribbean Taste will cater a traditional Haitian meal with chicken, fried plantains, and rice and beans. You may … Continue reading A Thousand Lives

Watch our new video!

We are so excited to release this 7-minute video to help tell the story of CRDF and our mission to create opportunity through education in rural Haiti. Since 2006, the Caneille Regional Development Fund has been providing high-quality, free-of-charge education to the rural community of Caneille, Haiti. In this short movie, partners Oliver Zornow and … Continue reading Watch our new video!

Preview of CRDF Film

Board President Rebecca Zornow has been working hard to compile a short informational film about CRDF to better tell our story. She's armed with a great interview between founders Oliver Zornow and Huguener Bastia as well as a decade's worth of video clips from Caneille. The full video will be ready to view and share … Continue reading Preview of CRDF Film

Haitian Education

Learn a bit more about the country of Haiti today. Here are three past sample Haitian Education pieces from our quarterly CORE newsletters. CORE  is a CRDF program that further connects supporters with updates, success stories, and photographs of our work in Haiti. Haitian Education is one subsection of the newsletter. Learn more about the CORE … Continue reading Haitian Education

What you need to know about the protests in Haiti this week

Since February 7, wide-spread and violent protests have swept across Haiti. Though it started in Port-au-Prince last week, the protests have roots that go back to protests last year related to gasoline prices, and now thousands of protesters gather throughout the country, even in rural towns. Citing, "A worsening economic crisis that has led to a … Continue reading What you need to know about the protests in Haiti this week

2018 In Review

2018 was a big one for us as an organization. It marked our twelfth year of providing education in rural Haiti. We started L'ecole de la Grace in 2006 with grades one thru three. Today we have pre-school thru grade six and many of our very first students have graduated secondary schools in town. But … Continue reading 2018 In Review

Join the CRDF Board

The Caneille Regional Development Fund is currently seeking a Marketing Coordinator as well as general board members to assist with fundraising and strategic planning. CRDF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers. We provide education to 350 primary school students in Haiti in close partnership with the community of Caneille, Haiti. Serving on the CRDF … Continue reading Join the CRDF Board

The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer

The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer CRDF is fortunate to have had many volunteers help us over the past twelve years. Volunteers host fundraisers, serve on the board, and even travel to Haiti to help with projects. We have a brat fry on Friday, August 17th at Festival Foods on College in Appleton, 10am-5pm. Like … Continue reading The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer

Matching Campaign

Since 2006, the Caneille Regional Development Fund has educated over 700 individual students as well as coordinated adult literacy classes, seed distributions, and emergency medical transport. However, our recent community survey shows there is more work to do:   “Education is the single most important determinant of an individual’s ability to escape poverty in Haiti.” … Continue reading Matching Campaign

Haitian CASEC elected leaders at Lawrence University

Haitian Leaders Finish CRDF Workshop

Ten elected officials from Haiti visited Appleton, WI to attend a Leadership, Creative Solutions, and Community Development Workshop hosted by the Caneille Regional Development Fund. You can read about the first few days of the workshop here. On Tuesday, May 15, the group started at Appleton Coworking where they participated in a discussion about local … Continue reading Haitian Leaders Finish CRDF Workshop

CRDF Summer Events

Welcome to summer! L'ecole de la Grace may be quiet for the next few months, but there are a number of ways connect with CRDF this summer. Chipotle Night Eat a burrito while supporting CRDF on Sunday, June 30, 4-8 PM. Chipotle will donate a portion of proceeds to CRDF which means your meal purchase … Continue reading CRDF Summer Events