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Hope and Change for Haiti holds first annual ‘Engage for Change’ gala



Hope and Change for Haiti works to improve the quality of life of the Haitian community, contribute to the effort of rebuilding Haiti and facilitate the recovery of the people victims from natural disasters in the Municipality of Paillant, located in the southern region Haiti.

Hope and Change for Haiti is working towards:

  • Building family housing anti-earthquake and hurricane-resistant
  • Creating access to clean water by building a 15,000 gallon-cistern per household to help to catch rainwater
  • Providing sponsorship to children to go to school
  • Identifying and training local leaders to strengthen the community
  • Empowering women
  • Encouraging growth of the local economy through agricultural and livestock project.‏

Here is the video from Hope and Change for Haiti’s first annual “Engage for Change” gala:

Reverend Andrea Castner Wyatt:

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Aniece Germain:

Dr Norly Germain, executive director of Hope and Change for Haiti:

Ollie and Kai:

Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner:

Peter Neronha, Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Rhode Island:

Dr Hume Johnson, Brand Strategist, Professor of Public Relations at Roger Williams University and founder of Brand You Global Academy:

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Lancia (Republican, District 16, Cranston)

United States Representative James Langevin:


Rhode Island State Senator Sandra Cano (Democrat, District 8, Pawtucket):

Poet Fred E Lafortune:

Poet Marie Michaelle:

Rhode Island State Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell (Democrat, District 6, Providence)

United States Representative David Cicilline:

Dr Hilary Levey Friedman, president of Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI NOW)

Ward 3 Providence City Councilmember Nirva LaFortune:

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell

Nirva LaFortune

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Steve Ahlquist is Uprise RI's co-founder and lead reporter. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade.