2 years ago I embarked on a journey to help young creators leverage creativity as a remedy to the often-chaotic life we face daily in Haiti. A week ago during our interview process, one of the creators shared this heart-wrenching truth about the role of creativity in her life:
Creativity is my life. Unable to leave my house because of the gang violence in Martissant, creativity keeps me from falling into depression and hopelessness.
The power to create, change us from hopeless victims to empowered creators and this is the goal of Street Labs.
A 3-month program Helping Haitian Professionals Enhance and Increase their Creativity and Productivity by Providing them Access to a Supportive Network, Machinery, and Tools.
are the 4 different mini-labs we built, with the support of The US Embassy in Haiti, KayTita and Impact Hub Port-au-Prince, to help our creators turn their imagination into tangible and unique products.
As we get ready start our second cohort, we would like you to support our team and the 20 creators of this 2nd cohort.
Your financial support will enable us to remove some of the mental, basic needs and lack of tools barriers that could jeopardize the success of our team and creators. Your financial support will enable us to
Creativity stems from scarcity, therefore Haitians are in great position to develop their creativity, with all the challenges they face.
Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.
will direct a training and operations program within Impact Hub called GeoHaiti. GeoHaiti trains adults on geospatial information systems (GIS) that serve to improve community disaster resilience. Training topics include community communications, water and sanitation management, environmental preservation, public health measures, community disease surveillance, sustainable infrastructure, and hazard analysis.
Kay Tita will be the greenest commercial building in Haiti since it will be constructed according to The Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards, considered the most rigorous environmental performance standard. People from around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that produce more energy than they utilize.
MUCE EDUCATES is an organization co-founded by Barthelemy Mervil, David Pierre-Louis’ brother, and utilizes arts promote intercultural exchange and to bring an end to cyclical poverty. MUCE is committed to teaching the visual arts to youth in urban areas so that they may compete in the global market. The organization provides educational workshops and opportunities for the emerging labor force with an emphasis on production in arts and culture.
Haiti Coffee Co. is a U.S. based company that imports Haitian Coffee while working towards infrastructure development that directly benefits the farmers from whom they source. The organization provides solutions that address deforestation, environmental sustainability, agriculture training, and infrastructure development.
Seattle‐based startup, Impact Bioenergy, manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste.
Ambient Water (formerly AWG International) is Washington state based company that uses a patented technology that transforms humidity into an abundant source of safe, clean water.
Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.
The DoSchool develops experiential learning programs centered around innovation and facilitates opportunities for entrepreneurs to move from ideation to implementation.
Yes Baby I Like it Raw helps people tap into their raw potential and “process the unprocessed life” by developing health and wellness programming such as yoga meditation, and nutrition.
Days for Girls puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.