L'union fait la force...In unity, there is strength.
Young Adventist Haitians in America, is an organization created in response to a socio-economic/psychological crisis in the early 80’s, where Haitians were known as “boat people.” Marginalized as the poorest and uneducated in the west hemisphere, young people of Haitian descent were not accepted at the same level as others in schools and churches. This feeling of rejection created a syndrome that in turn fostered very low self-esteem. As a result many young Haitians walked, talked, and dressed like others, rejecting their Haitian cultural heritage. There was an open denial of being Haitian. By way of solution, we came up with the Haitian Flag Celebration under the banner of “Weekend Patriotique”, where 'Haitian' was celebrated. The results were awesome. From such humble beginnings, today, in the United States, the Haitian Flag is celebrated almost everywhere Haitian presence is felt. Then, we felt the need for a formula that would embrace the three entities—Haitian, American, and Seventh-day Adventist—in one designation, united though distinct. Hence the creation of YAHA: Young Adventist Haitians in America. We want to stand for who and what we are, to be a salad bowl of unique, distinctive flavor and not simply a melting pot of sameness, indistinguishable from the rest. The main purpose of YAHA’s existence is to assist Young Adventist Haitians in America in standing on our own two feet by recognizing and valuing who we are, and to stop all forms of identity camouflage, cover up and disguise. YAHA is the proud product of Haitians. The logo is a result of the fertile imaginings of a Haitian –American within the Adventist Culture. It is a by-product of the marriage of the two cultures: Haitian & American. This is quite an achievement created for YAHA and by YAHA. As Haitian-Americans we realize that we are not the first generation of Haitians to arrive on these shores via boats; we haven’t “just come”. Our forefathers, Haitian heroes, helped Americans fight for their Independence so that their dreams of freedom and justice could become a reality. As Haitians, we are a part of the warp and fabric of America’s dream. As YAHA, we claim all the rights and privileges that are rightfully ours as residents of this country, but we are also conscious of the responsibilities we bear to each other and to our God The noble VISION of YAHA is being shared by many and different means. The most effective is the gathering of YAHA in convention.
Encouraging ALL Haitian youth to please take this survey. 5 minutes of your time to invest changes that will affect lives for generations.
Survey on Haitian Youth https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fejah
When it comes to savings, every dollar counts! Register TODAY for the NAD Haitian Ministries 60th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, FL to take advantage of the early bird special.
Interested in the early bird special for the NAD Haitian Ministries 60th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, FL? You have until May 26th to register and save $10-20 per attendee. Don't delay, secure your place today! http://bit.ly/1LB7rDh
Make your reservations TODAY for the largest convention of Haitian Seventh-day Adventists: http://bit.ly/1LB7rDh!
Take a sneak peek at the Rosen Shingle Creek! According to their website, their 1,501 guest rooms offer luxurious first-class settings that capture the hotel environment. Capitalizing on Rosen Shingle Creek’s elevation, every single room offers a stunning view of the golf course and the area’s incomparable setting —from the perfectly manicured fairways and greens to the picturesque creek, magnificent cypress trees, and lush natural vegetation. For vacationers or meeting guests, it’s hard to imagine a better way to start the day than with the view from these rooms. Make your reservations TODAY for the largest convention of Haitian Seventh-day Adventists: http://bit.ly/1LB7rDh!
Be among the thousands expected to worship in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate 60 years of Haitian Ministries in North America.
Need plans for Labor Day weekend? RSVP today for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Haitian Ministries within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists in sunny Orlando, Florida! For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1LB7rDh.
Council Member Laurie Cumbo
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo (Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee), in conjunction with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Public Advocate Letitia James; the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; the Women's Caucus; and the Jewish Caucus will host a #BringBackOurGirls press conference / rally on Monday May 12, 2014 at 11AM on the steps of City Hall to rally in support of the families to demand the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls, safe and unharmed. Please wear RED on Monday in show of solidarity.
Rally location: City Hall, 252 Broadway (Murray Street corner), Manhattan, 10007. At the entrance, please mention to the security officers that you are here for the Bring Back Our Girls press conference.
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EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI
Embassy of Haiti Announces Summer Fellowship Program for Haitian-Americans
The Embassy of Haiti in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the launch of an annual, summer-long USA-Haiti Fellowship Program targeting collegiate students and young professionals of Haitian descent in the United States. This Summer Fellowship is part of the Haitian Government’s commitment to the involvement of its diaspora in the country’s development process.
The Fellowship is an eight- to ten-week assignment in Port-au-Prince, from June to August 2014, at key government institutions. The Embassy will select six individuals, each with a demonstrated commitment to the development of Haiti. The six selected fellows will be placed at the National Palace, the Office of the Prime Minister, and other key ministries.
Each year, the class of fellows will be named after a Haitian historical figure who has demonstrated a passion for public life. The 2014 inaugural class will be known as the Anténor Firmin Fellows. Joseph Auguste Anténor Firmin was a leading thinker of his time. An accomplished Haitian lawyer, anthropologist, diplomat, and government official, he fought for Black civil rights. Born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti on October 18, 1850, Firmin was a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. DuBois. Firmin published a widely read book titled “l’Égalité des Races Humaines” (The Equality of the Human Races). His position in this book, racial equality could be demonstrated through rational and scientific analysis, is considered radical for its time. He was also a visionary in predicting, “it seems quite possible that, in less than a century from now, a Black man might be called to head the government of Washington.” Firmin hoped to “inspire in all of the children of the Black race around the world the love of progress, justice, and liberty.” A similar purpose of this program is to inspire in fellows a passion for progress, justice, and liberty through public service.
Fellows will be given the opportunity to work closely with senior government officials and gain experience in public administration and policy making, while applying their qualifications to the benefit of Haiti. The program is geared toward candidates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and in exceptional cases a rising undergraduate senior may be considered. Candidates from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly applicants with knowledge and experience in law, political science, statistics, economics, public administration, business and international development.
Selection criteria for the fellowship program include:
- Proof of academic standing (rising undergraduate senior, bachelor’s degree, currently enrolled or recent graduate of a graduate program)
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
- Written and/or verbal proficiency in French and/or Creole preferred, but not required
- Excellent interpersonal abilities, including problem solving, working independently and in groups
- Outstanding research and analytical skills
- Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and basic administrative capabilities
- Demonstrated maturity to work in high-pressure situations with good humor, grace and a positive attitude
- Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluating projects is preferred, but not required
The fellowships are unpaid, and all costs associated with travel, transportation, lodging, and personal expenses are the sole responsibility of the fellows. The estimated cost for participation in this fellowship is approximately $4,500 USD. Please note that costs may vary significantly based on personal preferences. Transportation to and from the assigned work place will be provided, and assistance in locating lodging is available upon request.
Interested candidates should send their application via email to the Embassy of Haiti at [email protected] NO LATER THAN Friday, March 7, 2014 and include “USA-Haiti Fellowship” in the subject line.
Application packages must include:
- Letter of Interest (1 page)
- Professional Resume
- Academic Transcript
- Writing Sample (3 to 5 pages)
- Two academic and/or professional letters of recommendation
Please note any late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview by the Fellowship Selection Committee, no later than April 1, 2014. Information on selection status will not be provided by phone.
[11/29/13] Today, on this day of thanksgiving, we reflect on our blessings throughout this year. We thank you Lord today and everyday for providing for your children.
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idealist.org The City of Somerville is seeking an outgoing, passionate community outreach coordinator to work with the City's Haitian community in the position of Community
[11/16/13] Happy Sabbath!
Join Siloe French SDA for Midnight Cry: Broken, But Not Defeated. 101-04 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY
[11/12/13] Mid-Hudson Youth Dept. Friday Night Vespers 7 p.m. w/Evangelist Steve Wright. Learn about Bible Prophecy! 39 Friendly Lane Poughkeepsie, NY
[11/11/13] Sinai AY Dept presents The Youth Bible Summit: God Revealed every 1st & 3rd Friday @ 8pm. 7 Johnson Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Join Friends of Jesus SDA for a Banquet: Agape Celebration on Sat. Nov. 23rd at Glen Terrace 5313 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY. $85 per person ($160 couples) and $55 for children 12 years and under.
[11/01/13] Sinai AY Dept presents The Youth Bible Summit: God Revealed TONIGHT @ 8pm. 7 Johnson Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
[10/30/13] Do you have an announcement or event you'd like to share? Let us know! Send an email to [email protected].
[10/30/13] Join Revelation of Hope SDA for a Sabbath of praise, Worship, and a message by Past. Telaine Buisson. 2315 Tilden Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Register to volunteer with fellow Adventists in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday November 3rd. http://ow.ly/qejSn
nyrr.org New York Road Runners' (NYRR) fitness events for adults & kids include the NYC Half & New York City Marathon. Get healthy by running with us all year.
[10/29/13] Sinai AY Dept presents The Youth Bible Summit: God Revealed every 1st & 3rd Friday @ 8pm. 7 Johnson Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
[10/29/13] Save the Date: NEC Franco-Haitian Youth Federation New England Chapter Rally Weekend is Nov. 8-9th. Temple Salem 222 Woodrow Ave. Boston, MA
Join Siloe French SDA for Midnight Cry: Broken, But Not Defeated. 101-04 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY
[10/26/13] Please join Sion in celebrating the talents of our Youth from 4-8pm today. Hope to see you all there! 45 College Ave., Somerville, MA
[10/21/13] Philly Youth 1st Annual Apple Picking Scavenger Hunt on 10/27 @ 10am. $5 fee per person and space is limited, so first come, first served.
[10/20/13] Do you have an announcement or event you'd like to share? Let us know! Send an email to [email protected].
[10/20/13] Thank you for liking our page & joining the group. If you have not already, please do so. Updates on YAHA 2016 is coming soon.
[10/20/13] Introduce your family and friends to our online YAHA community. Find us on Facebook and Twitter, just search for YAHA or YAHACongress.
[10/18/13] Conquerors For Christ, a youth group dedicated to serve, teach, then preach, is looking for new members. Email: [email protected].
[10/18/13] Mid-Hudson Youth Dept. Friday Night Vespers 7 p.m. w/Evangelist Steve Wright. Learn about Bible Prophecy! 39 Friendly Lane Poughkeepsie, NY
[10/18/13] Sinai AY Dept presents The Youth Bible Summit: God Revealed tonight @ 8pm. 7 Johnson Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
[10/17/13] Sion Church invites you to join them in prayer everyday between 9pm. - 10pm. The conference call number is 218-844-0850, pin number 867639#.
[10/17/13] Join Horeb Church for their Anti-bullying Fundraiser on Oct. 19 at 8pm. Live performances and food for sale! $2 entrance fee. 520 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
[10/17/13] Philly Youth 1st Annual Apple Picking Scavenger Hunt on 10/27 @ 10am. $5 fee per person and space is limited, so first come, first served.
[10/16/13] Join the NEC FHPF for its Pathfinder Investiture in Maranatha SDA Church at 4pm! 173-04 Linden Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11434
[10/15/13] Sinai AY Dept presents The Youth Bible Summit: God Revealed every 1st & 3rd Friday @ 8pm. 7 Johnson Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
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