Happy Fête du Drapeau (May 18)

Happy Haitian Flag Day / Fête du drapeau.  A little background on this celebration. (Encylopedia2)… Haitian Flag Day is observed on May 18 in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. Many Africans of the diaspora, regardless of their ancestry, also join in the holiday celebration, because it … Read more

Things to do in Miami during Haitian Heritage Month

The month of May holds a special place in Haitians’ hearts Miami Curbed, By Carla St. Louis May 6, 2018 Get in touch with Miami’s Haitian side by celebrating Haitian Heritage Month, 31 days filled with parties, art exhibits, and festivals. The City of North Miami released a list of events to help locals celebrate. Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Jean Monestime, always … Read more

Youth Perspective on Toussaint Louverture

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., April 2018 April 7th, 2018 is the 215th anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture; a founding father of an independent Haiti.  Toussaint Louverture died at Fort Joux (Doubs, Savoie France), where he was incarcerated on the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte, for opposing by arms, to the reestablishment of black slavery.   Following is … Read more

Haiti’s Positive Contributions to the U.S.

As we move forward with 2018, carry with you examples of the many positive constributions Haiti has made to the U.S. and to the world. Haiti’s conributions to the U.S. are an integral part of the very fabric that makes America great. 1779 – During the Battle of Savannah Haitians fought alongside Americans and sacrificed their lives … Read more

Celebrating Achievements – Past and Future

Dear Friends, The year 2017 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. College graduations, educational advancement, new job in Haiti, and our 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration; shed … Read more

Soup Joumou – The Taste of Freedom

Haitians throughout the world make Soup Joumou every New Year’s Day to celebrate the independence of Haiti (January 1st, 1804).   Haiti cast off the bonds of slavery and declared its freedom from France in 1804, making history as it set a precedent and became the first post-colonial black-led nation in the world.  To read the declaration Declaration … Read more

10th Anniversary Celebration Inspires

The Le Flambeau Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration brought together a diverse group of those passionate about education and Haiti, to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center on the evening of October 26th, 2017. The gathering was particularly symbolic since Chicago was founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (also DuSable), … Read more

10th Anniversary Celebration – October 26, 2017

We are celebrating our 10th year.   Incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code, Le Flambeau Foundation is dedicated to intellectual infrastructure development for Haiti via the provision of educational opportunities for Haitian youth.  Our accomplishments include the awarding of full college scholarships, THE SPARK of Le Flambeau … Read more

Haiti 2017 Job Board Opportunities

Periodically we receive requests from organizations doing work in Haiti who are looking to hire qualified Haitians in Haiti and sometimes Haitians  in the U.S. interested in returning to Haiti.   The jobs are for various levels and most offer training.  Most require some knowledge of English.  Included are links to other  job boards with … Read more