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Graduation Updates from Haiti

Last month we celebrated the newest graduating classes from the Academy for Peace and Justice and Artists Institute in beautiful ceremonies honoring the graduates. Below we have two updates from APJ team members who were present for the celebrations with more details on the proceedings and on the graduates followed by a
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Hurricane Matthew Update

On October 4th, 2016 Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. The storm ravaged much of the southwestern peninsula with winds of over 145 mph. Roads were cut off, power lines downed, roofs torn from most schools and homes, widespread agricultural and livestock losses, and over 1,000 people were killed in
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Thank you Aspen!

Thank you Aspen! We had an incredible inaugural New Years Eve celebration with Bovet 1822 at the beautiful St. Regis Aspen Hotel. Co-hosts included Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, star polo player and model Nacho Figueras and wife Delfina Blaquier, owner of the St. Regis Aspen Stephane De Baets, owner of
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Fait la Force Tote for APJ

We are excited to announce the new ‘School Kids Tote’ by Fait la Force benefitting APJ! Fait la Force “works with Haitian artisans using traditional techniques and natural materials to provide jobs, skills and access to markets by bringing modern design to indigenous craft”. This tote was made with the local
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Work Hard, Play Harder

Our students love learning new things in and outside the classroom! And this past month they had the perfect chance to do just that! On April 18th, Dean Jacobs, a professional soccer player turned coach and educator, visited our Academy For Peace and Justice in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   Dean Jacobs
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Haiti Optimiste 2015: A Celebration of Haitian culture in NYC

On February 26th, we invited friends to celebrate Haiti’s unique beauty and culture at  Haiti Optimiste, held annually at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in NYC! Hosted by David Belle and Marc Baptiste, the event opened with a fantastic performance by Paul Beaubrun. Paul played his hit single “Ayizan,”
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APJ Welcomes Peter Tunney to Haiti

New York City-based pop artist and APJ advisory board member, Peter Tunney, is the epitome of optimism, creativity, and adventure. Using his art to overpower apathy, Peter Tunney creates inspiring large-scale collages using the messages he lives by: “THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW”, “DON’T PANIC”, and our personal favorite, “GRATTITUDE”. Peter Tunney’s work
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Meet our Students: Lorry Augustave

We had the opportunity to spend time with impressive 9th grader Lorry Augustave. Following her through a typical day at the Academy for Peace and Justice, we hung out with her friends between class, spoke with her teachers, and learned more about Lorry’s story. Later that week, we paid a
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Waves for Water + Artists Institute

We’ve got water! Everyone knows that in developing countries throughout the world, access to clean water is a game changer. Even on our beautiful campus by the sea, we had trouble providing reliable, clean drinking water to our staff and students. Since Artists Institute is built on the edge of a
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Welcome Back Artists Institute

Student orientation is in full swing at Artists Institute! This Monday in Jacmel, we welcomed over 100 of the most talented young Haitian artists, filmmakers, and musicians to our campus by the sea. We’re thrilled that by welcoming two full classes at both Ciné Institute and Audio Institute, the Artists
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