Our Mission

Haitian Roots is a licensed non-profit organization designed to provide educational opportunities for impoverished Haitian children. Currently the organization is comprised of four board members: Isson Joseph, Marie France Joseph, Jason Cox, and Shannon Cox. Haitian Roots offers a continual path of academic education through the Haitian education system as well as additional instruction such as ESL and computer basics.

Kote ki gen l'espwa, gen lavi

Where there is hope, there is life

Haitian Proverb

Haitian Roots will help to fulfill the needs of the future generation of Haitians, eventually building and running a primary school for children during the day and a technical school for the youth at night. Haiti is desperately in need of technology and infrastructure. Haiti has an illiteracy rate of 85%. This results in crimes and abuses of all kinds. Haitian Roots believes that education is the key to changing Haitian society. The board of Haitian Roots is committed to fighting against the atrocities that are happening to the youth of Haiti. The organization will give the children of this nation an alternative to the path of poverty they are currently embarked upon.

Haitian Roots is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Its financial security relies upon donations from generous supporters. No member/employee of Haitian Roots will receive a salary. 100% of funds will go to the needs of educating the children of Haiti.


Special thanks to our business sponsors