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Sant La in Action (April 2017)

Sant La in Action (April 2017)

New Home, New Website

This month we launched a revamped website. Visit us online

Promenade Atizay

We invite all our South Florida neighbors to our new home in North Miami for a day of cultural exchange and discovery on Thursday, May 25th. Part of the Connect Miami initiative, this event, Promenade Atizay, will allow attendees to connect with their Miami neighbors while experiencing the food, music, art, and language of Haiti at Sant La. Join us!

Sant La at Work

Watch a few highlights of the trip in this video.

Exploring History and Identify in Haiti

In April, the young Haitian-Americans of the Sant La Fellows program made a heritage pilgrimage to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, visiting the Citadelle Laferrière and Sans-Souci Palace, two icons of Haiti's cultural legacy and UNESCO world heritage sites. The Fellows also met with Haitian scholars and cultural and political leaders for additional insights.

Sant La Fellows Program

is a year-long community leadership program that targets young professionals of Haitian descent. The goal is to prepare and support the next generation of civic, academic, business, and political leaders in the Haitian-American community. The program includes monthly discussion labs, a trip to Haiti to explore Haitian heritage, and a capstone project that benefits the community.

At the March discussion lab, the Fellows heard from two inspiring champions for equity in our community, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and David Lawrence Jr.

Applications for the next Fellows cohort, running August 2017 through June 2018, will be available Thursday, June 1st.

Supporter Spotlight

Every gift we receive helps us empower, strengthen, and stabilize South Florida's Haitian community.

This month, we're happy to thank FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) for supporting the Fellows’ trip to Cap Haitian. We’re also grateful for the seminar presented by FOKAL’s President, Michele Pierre-Louis, and Executive Director, Lorraine Mangones, which gave the Fellows a deeper understanding of the historical, social and cultural forces which have shaped Haitian identity and impact Haitian Diaspora communities today.


We also extend a big thank you to our friend and supporter, Ron Frazier, retired architect and long-time community builder, for his gracious support of the Sant La Fellows program. We also thank BAC Funding Corp for their sponsorship.

Thank you to all our donors and supporters!