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When Tragedy Hits Too Close: A Year-end Reflection from Our Board President

November’s Waukesha parade tragedy hit far too close to home for me.  It hit on a personal level as a mom who takes her kids to holiday parades and as a friend of those who were there that day and saw the unthinkable. It hit a second time as a nurse and someone trained in trauma-informed care who works … Continue reading When Tragedy Hits Too Close: A Year-end Reflection from Our Board President

Board member memories: My mom was essential to my early education

Around the world, in the United States, and in Haiti, our communities' mothers are among our first teachers. While the surroundings change from home to home, moms here and abroad share the gifts they have to give and the life lessons they've learned. They see what can be, and they take the time, energy, and … Continue reading Board member memories: My mom was essential to my early education

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

Who Sits on The CRDF Board?

Are you wondering who sits on the Caneille Regional Development Board? We recently interviewed Jenny Jansen. Jenny has been part of the CRDF board since January 2014. Tell us about yourself: where are you from, background (work and school) and one-two fun facts about yourself. I was born and raised right here in Appleton, WI. I … Continue reading Who Sits on The CRDF Board?