The Partner School Strategy

Inspired by Haitians

The partner school strategy was inspired by a sustainable education model developed by a Haitian grassroots organization in a remote area of Haiti. We work with schools strong in leadership but lacking in resources. Together with them we develop an accord and work plan for accompanying them over the course of a number of years. During this time we build capacity through training, school infrastructure improvements, and support efforts to create a social business or other entrepreneurial venture to help them along the road toward long-term financial independence.

Our Partner Schools


Founded in 1996 with a vision to provide underprivileged students a quality education which allows them to develop their skills and talents, improve the condition of their lives, and participate in the development of their community and country.

Bèl Platon

Bèl Platon Community School was founded in 2001 by a group of young teachers with the vision of creating a modern school which offers an alternative education based in respect and an appreciation for personal development. It uses participatory methods and hands-on learning techniques to provide a quality education for everyone involved, including parents, students and teachers.


Cabois Community School’s mission is to provide a quality education to the children of the poorest families in Cabois. Situated in the countryside outside Leogane, it encourages local development by teaching students to participate in their education and in the life of their community.

Cité Soleil

Cité Soleil Community School (CSCS) was founded in 2001 with the mission to educate, nourish, support, and orient children and youth in the very challenging community of Cité Soleil. The school’s vision is to replace the guns, gangs, poor habits and bad tendencies of Cité Soleil’s youth with an appreciation for books, technology, positive social orientation, spirituality, and academic pursuits through education.

Henri Christophe

Henri Christophe Community School was founded by Jean Francois Marc Dorvilas in 1982. Mr. Dorvilas was a great believer in education and could not stand by and let the many children who so desperately wanted to learn to simply go without an education.

Institution Mixte Nao

Institution Mixte Nao Community School (IMN) was founded in 2002. The vision of IMN is to not only teach students to read and write, but to help them uncover their strengths and talents and learn to use them in positive ways.


Seeking Partners

We are interested in developing relationships with individuals, groups and schools in the US and elsewhere to help us support these partner schools. If you are interested in partnering with us to help support any of these schools, please contact us at:

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