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We understand the game-changing effects of secondary and higher education in breaking the cycle of endemic poverty.

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7 earthquake devastated Haiti. Hundreds of thousands were killed and much of the capital city was leveled. The destruction was unimaginable, but urgency of that moment required action. We pledged our support to do more than just provide immediate humanitarian relief. We pledged to build lasting academic institutions that would serve a greater purpose.

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Our Involvement Worldwide

The Academy for Peace & Justice

Built on a seven-acre campus in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, the Academy is the largest secondary school of its kind in Haiti. Born out of the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has grown annually and is now at full enrollment offering a secondary education to more than 3,500 students. The Academy is unique in seeking out some of the city’s most struggling and deserving youth, providing them with a middle and high school education. This truly is exceptional since most children in Haiti do not attend school past the 5th grade.

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The Artists Institute 

The Institute provides professional training and technical resources to power a youth-led creative economy of local film and music production. Located in Jacmel, on the southern coast of Haiti, the beautiful five-acre campus features recording studios, video editing suites, production offices and classrooms. It is an oasis for creatives to learn, teach, collaborate, envision and produce.

The Institute is co-recipient of a 2014 Emmy Award and frequent host to internationally acclaimed artists. Many graduates earn twenty times the national average annual household income.

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Brilliant is Beautiful

We know firsthand the power of investing in women, supporting the dreams of over 1,500 young Haitian women to succeed in secondary and higher education. Working towards the global emergence of a generation of transformative women-led leadership, Brilliant is Beautiful provides support to local organizations in developing nations working to empower girls and women through secondary education and professional development. Building on our experience in Haiti, Brilliant is Beautiful is now partnering with organizations in Peru, Uganda, and Pakistan to expand our scholarship program.

And we’re just getting started.

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We believe in 100% impact

Artists for Peace and Justice is proud to follow a 100% policy: every single penny donated by the general public goes directly to our programs.

How do we do this?
We have committed brand partners whose annual financial support pays for our administrative and fundraising costs.

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