COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Empowering Families and Creating Neighborhoods that Thrive

Our community development program is made up of 3 components: Education, Livelihoods, and our Community Development Campus

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS

J/P HRO's Community Development Campus was born out of J/P HRO's emergency response assistance in the Petionville Camp. The Community Development Campus in Delmas 32 is a large facility with indoor and outdoor spaces, a library and computer room, as well as, a demonstration garden and outdoor recreation area. It serves a focal point for community members to meet and learn innovative techniques that they can apply in their own homes and lives. In partnership with local community-based organizations, local youth, and community members, the Community Development Campus remains an inclusive area using a participatory approach to enhance community well-being.

EDUCATION PROGRAM

J/P HRO's Education Program established l'Ecole de l'Espoir (The School of Hope) a primary school providing quality education for children of families in the Petionville Club camp. Today, the school has transitioned into the local neighborhood of Delmas 32 and targets students most marginalized in the community because of poverty or other special needs such as learning disabilities and behavioral issues. J/P HRO's education team is also implementing the Delmas 32 Education Revitalization Initiative, a project providing curriculum development support to 125 teachers at 25 schools in the area, enabling them to adopt forward-looking practices that encourages critical thinking among the 6,000 students it reaches.

LIVELIHOODS PROGRAM

The J/P HRO's Livelihoods Programs supports the sustainable economic resiliency of families and capacity building of skilled micro-entrepreneurs and economic development where we work. The program reduces and eliminates socioeconomic barriers faced by many vulnerable community members, enhances the overall economic landscape of local communities, and creates greater prosperity for all. Currently initiatives focus on vocational training, creation of community-based savings groups, financial aid business management training, and development of income-generating activities.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY HEALTH

J/P HRO’s work in community health is focused on preventative medicine through women’s health, dental care, screening services, and health education.

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ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

J/P HRO is taking a leading role in local neighborhoods to help earthquake-displaced families transition into permanent, secure and durable housing.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Thriving and economically prosperous neighborhoods are at the heart of building back a stronger Haiti.

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CAMP & RELOCATIONS

J/P HRO programs provide displaced families and local residents a thriving, prosperous and secure community where they can return and begin to rebuild their lives.

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REFORESTATION

The natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.

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IN MEMORY

Mark Vallas

Today, we mourn the loss of Mark Vallas, son of our board member and dear friend Paul Vallas. Mark volunteered in Haiti with J/P HRO in 2012, where he supported education and after school programs as well as helped repair tents in the Petionville Camp. His endless energy and enthusiasm was contagious, and the J/P HRO team felt lucky to have him as a part of the family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.