Debate Team Wins Big

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle appeared in a recent Berea magazine article – congratulations on the big team achievements! Berea Speech and Debate Team Wins Big at State Championships, Marcus plumlee  ·  February 28, 2011, Berea Spotlight      The 2011 Kentucky Forensic Association’s State Championship was held at Gateway Community and Technical College this past weekend … Read more

Kiss and Tell

    Haïti Chérie  A Love Story   Love is in the air.  We are in the midst of transition in Haiti and around the world.  Circumstances are most challenging.  We retire, resign, refuel and rebuild.  After much discussion, arrivals, visits, and special announcements;  the presidential election process in Haiti is moving forward with two … Read more

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Starts School

The new year 2011 has already significantly changed many lives, particularly that of  Le Flambeau Foundation Earthquake Scholarship recipient Ruchama who arrived in the U.S. from Haiti on January 4, 2011 and is now a college student destined to do great things for Haiti.  Ruchama landed in Miami on January 4th and immediately started her … Read more


Fall Semester 2010 THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Winners Announced!    Haiti is certainly top-of mind these days most recently with a focus on the elections…including surprise visits.  Fresh articles on this topic are featured in the Haiti News section of our website.  Today’s e-mail is about the outcome of a different vote, one that is equally important … Read more

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 … 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 her family … 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 Youth … 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