The CEI Model
A unique, transformative, sustainable, and replicable model for systemic change.
Everything we do is predicated on community support! We partner with a local CBO to ensure transparency, accountability, and cultural sensitivity. We work with local experts to overcome obstacles of corruption, inefficiencies, etc. And we implement the following programs:
Train Haitians to build participatory civic infrastructure where it is failing or does not exist, including:
- Farm co-ops
- Women’s groups
- Teacher and youth training
- Community arts and film
Facilitate the growth and expansion of local economies through programs that build individual prosperity, capacity and well-being, including:
- Livestock initiatives
- Sustainable agriculture
- Financial education
Facilitate cultural exchanges:
- Foster understanding between disenfranchised and impoverished Haitians and Americans who want to make a difference.
- Educate Americans about how to best help in Haiti, and how to create better, more effective and sustainable aid programs.
- Bring Haitian community leaders, educators, subject-matter specialists, artists, musicians and filmmakers to the U.S. to learn about civic engagement, their areas of expertise, and to partner with their American counterparts in joint learning experiences.