About Us 2017-06-28T09:24:17+00:00

Our History

Since its inception in August 2015, the Haitian-American Club of Lee County, a 501 (c) (4) organization, has strived to promote social justice and human rights for Haitian-Americans. The group is dedicated to providing a voice for the “Invisible Demographic.”

HADC members work diligently in our local communities in support of our organization’s Mission and Vision. We have:

  • Spoken at public meetings and appeared on local media to advocate for the issues and needs of the Haitian-American community
  • Registered new voters in the Haitian-American community
  • Sponsored political forums and endorsed local candidates
  • Participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March
  • Celebrated Haitian Flag Day with a HADC sponsored festival
  • Participated in Haitian community religious organization crusades and revivals
  • Held Galas to raise money for scholarships for deserving Lee County 12th graders of Haitian heritage.
  • Heightened awareness in the Lee County School District of the necessity of supplying more resources to meet the needs of our mono-lingual children, including the recruitment of Haitian-Creole speaking ESOL teachers and provisions for testing our ESOL students in their first language.
  • Initiated afterschool computer-assisted learning programs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral to assist our children in math and in language.
  • Appeared on local media to advocate for the issues and needs of the Haitian-American community

Education is a priority. Through the efforts of members of our Club, we have heightened awareness in the Lee County School District of the necessity of supplying more resources to meet the needs of our mono-lingual children, including the recruitment of Haitian-Creole speaking ESOL teachers and provisions for testing our ESOL students in their first language. In addition to offering academic scholarships to graduating seniors of Haitian heritage, we have initiated after school computer-assisted learning programs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral to assist our children in math and in language.

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