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.

CREATING SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN HAITI

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