2005 Annual Report

In 2005, the members restructured the organization and changed its name from Haitian Community Culture/Development Abroad (HCCDA) to Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia (HCP). The idea was to group all the small organizations in the community and to create one voice to have more power.

The organization continued to take part in various programs and events (such as the Haitian Night at the Wachovia, the United Nations 60th birthday) designed to promote the Haitian culture and to increase communities’ and countries’ knowledge about Haiti.  HCP has also placed few important services in the community to facilitate its development by increasing its buying power.

HCP members opened the Haitian Passport service in Philadelphia with the Honorary Consul of Haiti, Mr. Albert Momjian, so Haitians would not spend money to travel to New York or Washington and loose two days of work.  HCP that year held its first organizational meeting to explain to future members the necessity to have one voice.   More…