January 12th. Perspective is Everything.

Le Flambeau recognition mtg at Montana Hotel, Dec. 2009 – a few days before the earthquake. Dear Friends:        Today is the 1-year mark after one of the worst disasters in history.  On January 12th 2010 Haiti was hit with the earthquake that killed over 300,000 people, destroyed most of the country’s infrastructure and displaced over … Read more

Magazine Article Features Scholar

    Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle was recently featured in the Fall issue of Berea Magazine.   It’s All About Education, By Deb McIntyre, ’11 Rachelle Mathurin, ’11, comfortably chats in Spanish, in English, and she can effortlessly slip into French, Chinese, or––if need be––even a bit of Russian. Talking on the phone with … Read more

Happy New Year! Freedom Rings.

Happy New Year!  Sending warm wishes your way for a bright and rewarding 2011. The spirit of freedom rings for all. Photo taken in Cap-Haitian Haiti during the last days of an exceptionally challenging 2010, at 8am.  The fisherman goes out every morning knowing that his catch will come.  January 1st is Independence Day for … Read more

New Website Launched!

Today we launch our new Le Flambeau Foundation website.  We received your feedback and used it to guide us in building this new site.   We were gifted with a talented youth supporter who volunteered his expertise to create our new website (see earlier article).  Today is also the grand opening of the Le Flambeau Foundation … Read more

Talented Youth Volunteers Website

Le Flambeau Foundation recently launched a new updated website compliments of Stephen Gacka. Stephen Gacka is a young serial entrepreneur and web designer/developer from Cleveland, OH.  Steve is the founder of a web design/development firm that offers web design, software development, and online marketing services.  In addition to developing websites for-hire, he actively works with tech startups … Read more

Earthquake Scholarship Awarded!

Congratulations to Ruchama!… a THE SPARK of Le Flambeau achiever, a Le Flambeau Laptop Club youth co-leader, a soon-to-be college student in the U.S., and a soon-to-be accelerated new Haiti rebuilder. Ruchama is the first recipient of the Le Flambeau Foundation Earthquake Scholarship and will soon be headed to the U.S.; a result of your … Read more

Scholars Enter Final Year On Top

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholars Rachelle and Christelle started their final year in September.  Both scholars continue to perform in the top-tier of their class.  They will be graduating in May of 2011.  Both are being recruited for graduate programs and are considering options.   The future is bright!

Special Haiti Scholarships Presented

The Le Flambeau Foundation allocated four special earthquake recovery scholarship spots for students in Haiti to attend school in Haiti.  A special scholarship committee was put in place consisting of accomplished community leaders in Haiti. The students selected are starting school in October 2010.  These scholarships are unique to the Le Flambeau Foundation and are … Read more

Summer School SPARKs Success

In response to popular demand a special  THE SPARK of Le Flambeau session was held over the summer.  Young members in Haiti and in the U.S. set aside time out of their summer schedules to offer their weekly comments in English and French.  The session ran for four weeks with the  annual end-of-summer ice cream … Read more