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1000 Jobs Haiti Project

Fighting Poverty in HAITI one job at a time !!


2014 Motion Picture Association of Haiti Awards

Motion Picture Association of Haiti

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MPAH President – Hans Patrick Domercant

Hollywood actor Cody Walker received the 2014 Posthumous Humanitarian Award on behalf of his late brother Paul Walker in recognition of Paul Walker’s great work in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.






Youth and Family Enrichment Services

Celebrating one’s culture goes to the heart of self-esteem for any community, and especially where it concerns its children. It’s one of the reasons YoFES produces each summer a signature showcase of Haiti culture it calls YoFestival Produced in partnership with Boston’s Consulate General of Haiti and a host of other organizations, YoFestival celebrates all-things-Haiti for those who call Greater Boston ‘home.

With an eye toward promoting the island republic’s history and culture, YoFestival features competitions in singing, creative writing, short essays and poetry, painting and drawing, and native clothing and costumes. It is an opportunity to pass the country’s glorious history and culture from one generation to the next.

Lionel Benjamin – Singer, Song Writer
The Best of Ourselves Award

Boston International Film Festival

Established in 2003, the Boston International Film Festival features independent films from around the world. The 10-day festival offers a rare opportunity to promote dialogue between filmmakers and the audience in an intimate setting. The program includes feature films, short films and documentaries, with a strong emphasis on multi-culturalism.

Boston International Film Festival

Patrick Jerome, Executive Director

Discover Roxbury’s Annual Fundraiser “The Black and White”

The Black & White Party has served as Discover Roxbury’s annual fundraiser specifically formed to support local artists and advance arts education and programming in Roxbury, Massachusetts.   Net proceeds from the event directly fund the operations of Roxbury Open Studios, the ArtROX! Hub, and other events in the ArtROX! series.

To learn more about Discover Roxbury visit:


1000 Jobs Haiti

VBS Photography – Venita Bell Shaw joined the Team of 1000 Jobs Haiti

The mission of 1000jobsHaiti is to fight poverty by assisting in the creation of sustainable jobs at just wages.  VBS Photography – Venita Bell Shaw traveled to Haiti to assistance in the project “Haiti is a Study in Contradictions”.

To learn more about 1000 Jobs Haiti click on this link



EDEM Foundation Ecole du Village

Ecole du Village a school that offers elementary education to underprivileged children in the small village of Canobert, Ile a Vache, Haiti.

To learn more about Ecole du Village and see VBS Photography published on the front page of EDEM Foundation Spring 2014 Newsletter click the link below:


EDEM Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an environment of mentoring, learning, and support services for the incubation and growth of successful enterprises and institutions that will create and sustain jobs in communities in Haiti by leveraging the unique resources of the region.

To learn more about the EDEM Foundation click the link below:







Celebrating Haitian Resilience / Youth and Family Enrichment Services

An event to show honor and respect to our elders and a moment to commemorate the January 12th, 2010 Earthquake!  Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Inc. (YOFES) in collaboration with the Haitian Mental Health Network, The Haitian Health Institute, Sant Bel Vi, Sant Grandet at The Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Consulat General de La Republique D’Haiti at Roxbury Community College.


American’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

America’s Hometown, where Thanksgiving began !!!!!

The 18th Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration was held at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 18 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.

Sharing America’s Hometown Celebration !!

2013 Motion Picture Association for Haiti, Inc.

The MPAH held its 3rd Annual Haiti Movie Awards ceremony to honor the hard work of historically important artists that have been an essential cornerstone in shaping the Haitian movie industry. Also rewarded were the current efforts of the vibrant talents in the Haitian movie industry today.

Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc.

Hans Patrick Domercant, President and Founder of MPAH, Inc.

Award Ceremony Host – Actress Sarodj Bertin and Actor Benz Antoine

Honoring – Actress Garcelle Beauvais and Sidney Louis AKA Pe Toma

Hornoring – Actress Gessica Geneus, Filmmaker Patrick Jerome, Humanitarian Award Recipient Professor Laura Pincus Hartman and Dr. Victor Olatoye, President & Founder of Nollywood & The African Film Critics Awards 

Haiti Movie Awards

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