Sant La History
Sant La was founded on December 6, 2000 by a group of community leaders and service providers concerned by the chronic gaps in services available to the Haitian community of South Florida. The primary focus was to address the community’s lack of understanding and awareness of available resources. Sant La launched its operations on June 15, 2001.
Over the past 16 years, Sant La, the Haitian Neighborhood Center has become a lifeline for the Haitian/Haitian-American community. Sant La has accomplished this through community outreach, organizational partnerships, collaboration, documentation of needs, capacity building, civic engagement and impactful services. Sant La has also created a television program “Teleskopi” as an outreach tool to inform and engage the Haitian-American community, thus enhancing Sant La’s ability to link people to resources.
Under the leadership of a diverse Board of Directors, Sant La continues to remain focused on establishing best-practices and world-class governance, innovative practices, operating systems, programs, organizational culture, fund development, stakeholder relations, marketing and customer service.