Educational Institutions

Haitian Education & Leadership Program

  • New York, NY
  • www.uhelp.net

Mission Statement

HELP’s mission is to create, through merit- and needs-based university scholarships, a community of young professionals and leaders who will promote a more just society in Haiti.

Main Programs

  1. Haitian Education & Leadership Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Haiti

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 1997

Self-reported

Mr Conor Bohan

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, higher education, university, college, scholarship, Haiti, poverty alleviation, gender equity

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EIN

02-0602245

Also Known As

HELP

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Haiti's Skills Gap:

Haiti has the highest rate of brain drain in the world. 84%
of
university-educated Haitians
have emigrated.
For every 100 Haitian children, only 8 graduate high school,
and only 1 attends
university.
Haiti’s university enrollment rate (1%) is among the lowest
in
the world.
Haiti’s professional class has left and is not being replaced.
Is
it any
wonder that the GDP per capita is $646 per year?
HAITIANS NEED THE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TO BUILD A 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY. 
HELP provides university scholarships in Haiti for straight-A students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
HELP offers high-achieving and disadvantaged students the opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to Haiti’s development.

HELP is addressing Haiti's critical gaps in educated leadership and a professional middle class by providing opportunity to bright, motivated young men and women with a proven record of academic achievement for whom the only obstacle to a university education and a better future is the lack of financial resources.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Haitian Education & Leadership Program

The Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) provides merit-based university scholarships in Haiti for top high school graduates from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. HELP serves bright, motivated young men and women with a proven record of academic achievement for whom the only obstacle to a university education and a better future is the lack of financial resources. HELP scholarships contribute to the growth of Haiti’s professional class and change Haiti’s long-standing inequities and rigid class structure.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$850,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Haiti

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Financials

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HAITIAN EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Haitian Education & Leadership Program

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr Conor Bohan

BIO

Conor Bohan lived and worked in Haiti from 1996 to 2008. Under his leadership, HELP has grown from a single student to the largest university scholarship program in Haiti. In addition to growing HELP, Conor has been a volunteer teacher, Deputy Director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Haiti, and Director of Haiti Programs for the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Conor has a B.A. in history from Brown University and was named one of the Hemisphere's Innovators by Americas Quarterly Magazine in 2008.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Roger Celestin

University of Connecticut

Term: Dec 2012 - Dec 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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