Back to School

“Back to school” looks very different this year and is creating hurdles and complexity beyond the wildest dreams of parents, caregivers, and educators.  For kids in Haiti, the struggles around education are often insurmountable regardless of the year.  Imagine traveling 2 hours on foot to reach the closest school or purchasing school books when your … Continue reading Back to School

Join us for Dinner & a Show!

Fox Valley folks, let us shake up your pandemically quiet Friday nights with dinner and a show! Friday, August 28, is your chance for late summer fun. Sign up for a meal delivery, catered by Caribbean Taste, and login to a CRDF Zoom call with board members Rebecca and Jane for a short back-to-school update. … Continue reading Join us for Dinner & a Show!

2020 Pen Pal Exchange Wrap Up

Last week a packet of about 80 letters completed its journey from Haiti to its final destination in Seattle. We were able to finally wrap up the 2019/20 pen pal exchange after several delays caused by the 2019 protests and COVID-19. We want to give a big thank you to Ms. Polda's class in Seattle … Continue reading 2020 Pen Pal Exchange Wrap Up

2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos

Bonsoir. Our trip to Caneille was wonderful. You can check out updates 1 and 2 and we'll provide the last of the details here. In this second half of the week, Oliver and I hosted a parent meeting with 150+ community members. We asked what success stories they've seen from students who have graduated from … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos

2020 Trip Update 2

Salut! Hello again. Oliver and I are having a fun, productive, safe time in Haiti. On Wednesday, Oliver, Bastia, and I drove just past Hinche to visit a CASEC member. In 2018, CRDF hosted 10 CASEC members for a Leadership and Nonprofit Development workshop in Appleton, WI. CASEC members are elected officials in Haiti, similar … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 2