Welcome

Welcome to the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia website.  We appreciate your visit and hope you will visit us again as we update this site often.  Please take a quick tour and let us know your thoughts.  We often send notices to Friends of HCP about urgent news, newsletters, social events, educational sessions, member news, and others.  May we ask that you take a minute to complete the contact/comment form to let us know your industry. frequency and types of news you would like to receive from us.  Your personal information will never be disclosed or sold to any organization.  Thank you again for visiting us.  

Job Fair

Please check out the Free Library of Philadelphia for dates on multiple job fairs that will be held throughout the City of Philadelphia.

The first event will be held on Friday, October 6, at the Paschalville Library from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The next job fair will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Regional Central Library, followed by a networking event until 8:00 p.m. Dress properly and bring your resume.

Jobs At the SBA

Please note that the Small Business Administration is offering temporary positions to help with the two crises caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  These jobs are mostly in CA, TX, and NY.  Please share this information with friends and family members.  Thank you.

Flag Day 4-day event

There is a 4-day Flag day celebration in the City of Philadelphia that requires the participation of all Haitians and all friends of Haiti.  We look forward to your support of all of them if possible:  

  1. Flag Raising in Philadelphia – first time event that the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia obtained permission from the City of Philadelphia to officially make May 18th, Haitian Flag Day in Philadelphia.  This important event will take place on Thursday, May 18th, at 12:30 p.m. in City Hall, northeast flagpoles. Lunch will follow the flag raising event. 

  2. Annual Fundraising event organized by the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia on Friday,  May 19;

  3. A day of fun and celebration of culture organized by HFDCP.  Come to the Philadelphia soccer team competition and award ceremony on Saturday, May 20th, at 9:00 a.m. 

  4. Art Music from Haiti – a concert to benefit the music education of Haitian children by the BLUME foundation and in conjunction with the Episcopal Church.  The FREE concert will be on Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. at 38th & chestnut streets.  

Come in great numbers to celebrate the freedom our ancestors obtained for us with their lives.  

Fonkoze – Book signing

Friends, please join us at the book signing of Steven Werlin’s latest book “To Fool the Rain” on Monday, April 17, between 7:00 p.m.  and 8:30 p.m. at Haverford Friends Meeting, located at 855 Buck Lane, Haverfor PA  19041.  Steven is the Communication and Learning officer for Fonkoze program in Haiti.  He will be available for a Q&A.  If if it is your first time hearing about Fonkoze, well you are in for a treat.  This organization is a microfinance organization helping the poorest of the poorest women to achieving great business projects.  Read more at fonkoze.orgPlease come to support this book signing.  

Happy New Year 2017

Friends, we wish to thank you for making the year 2016 so successful.  How successful have we been?  Let us tell you.
  • Many individuals received free dental and vision care because we supported and encouraged major dental and eye surgeons with their personal missions in Haiti.
  • Many individuals received free healthcare because we were the channel of matching hospitals equipment and other items to the hospitals in both Haiti and in Africa as well.
  • Many children were fed, clothed, and had safe home because we identified non-profit agencies and encouraged you to support their work as well.
  • Many individuals are employed near the Cap Haitien town because we personally guided a company to establish their manufacturing plant in that area.
We could go on and on but YOU actually did all that.  So be proud of your accomplishments.  We wish to express our deepest gratitude for your continued support of the work of the Coalition.  May your wishes be realized in 2017.  Sincerely, thank you.

 

Thank you

We wish to thank all our supporters of the 2016 Gala.  You came in to support the work of the Coalition even during this cold night.  We work hard to serve those in need rain or shine as these people are in need rain or shine.  Please, if you were unable to attend the gala, please consider making a donation.  We thank you with deep gratitude on behalf of the people we serve.  

Gala 2016

We, members of the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia, strive to excel in everything we do.  The 2016 gala is this Saturday, December 17, 2016.  It begins at 7:30 p.m. with appetizers and a cocktail hour and the opportunity to mingle with great people.  We wish to share with you our many accomplishments while you are enjoying tasty food from our country.
Our top priority is to be great hosts and to make you happy from the time we greet you on Saturday until the next gala in 2017.  To help us achieve that goal, we need you to also let us know how many of you will be coming this Saturday.  It will help us with sitting arrangements and finalizing the cocktail hour.  We know that people tend to wait until the last minute to purchase their tickets
You have heard that the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia has been entertaining its guests very well each year.  Please let us know if you are coming.  We appreciate your understanding.
If you cannot come, please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe or directly on our website.   Matthew has destroyed the Southern part of Haiti.  Any amount is greatly appreciated.  See you on Saturday.

2016 Gala

You are cordially invited to attend the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia 2016 Gala to be held on December 17, 2016, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center at 700 N Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA, at 7:30 p.m.  We wish to give you an update of our work in Haiti over the past year and to share our vision for the future.  We especially need your support this year as Haiti is in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Access the invite and we ask that you place an advertisement in the gala book.  A special rate is offered to individuals and entities that place an ad no later than November 25, 2016.  We look forward to being in your company on December 17.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us via email or phone (215) 439-5409 or (215) 432-7585

Philadelphia Mobilization for Haiti

When Hurricane Matthew hit earlier this month, it left in its wake a devastated land and population from the Southeast to the Northwest region of Haiti.  As expected in such times, the need for food, water and medicine are always urgent since the sea salt impacts the agriculture, potable water, roads, health and infrastructural livelihood.  Due to the colossal level of damage this time, the current needs are even more dire.

As expected, the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia joined forces with its partner organizations to respond to this disaster, as it had done previously.  Following the 2010 earthquake, the Haiti Rescue Fund was set up in order to bring relief to those in need.  The Fund was conceived to accept ongoing donations year round in anticipation of the environmental costs to the island nation brought about the growing impact of global warming.  Read more….

Donate at HAITI Rescue Fund

Boston2Philly World Premiere

Ladies & Gentlemen,
It is with GREAT PLEASURE we inform you that the 90 Minute, Coming of Age Drama Boston2Philly, shot in over 30 locations throughout the great City of Philadelphia, involving over 300+ actors based out of the Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC  area, is finally ready for release!
The Theatrical World Premiere at the Ritz V Theater will be the first screening of the film just two days before the official public screening of Boston2Philly occurs.
The screening is a personal thank you from the Cast and Crew to all who have supported the making of the film and the mesage it encompasses. We formally invite friends & family of the cast/crew, associates of the numerous organizations involved with the film and key contributors to the Philadelphia Film Community in general.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with KEY members of the Production (Including lead actress Mia Mendez, John Jamison, Tai Birch and Jabez Griggs)
****Tickets can be purchased exclusively online and must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
THURSDAY, JULY  28, 2016  7:00PM-10:00PM
Where:  RITZ V THEATER – 214 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Admission:  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL : $16.00;
*TICKETS ARE LIMITED! SO ACT FAST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston2philly-world-premiere-tickets-26358048633?discount=Haiti