Mission | Our Work

The Haitian Roundtable (HRT), founded in New York in 2008, is an organization comprised of Haitian-American professionals who are committed to civic engagement as well as philanthropic endeavors benefiting Haiti, Haitian organizations and causes. The organization seeks to heighten awareness locally and nationally of Haitians as an emerging constituency among key stakeholders and institutions through networking, forums and events. The Haitian Roundtable also aims to inform, advocate and promote Haiti as a positive brand.
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Celebrating the 1804 List!

Twenty-five Changemakers and five Ones to Watch were added to our signature list of influential and successful Haitian-Americans in 2016. Legendary Haitian singer Emeline Michel received the first Catherine Flon Award, named for the woman who sewed the first Haitian flag, for her role as a global ambassador of Haitian culture. For a complete list of the 2016 members of the 1804 and inductees from previous years, click here.

How to Help Haiti

We pray for Haiti in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. As part of HRT's mission, we are committed to supporting the people of Haiti. During this time of need, our hope is that funds raised and donated go directly to local organizations on the ground to rebuild lives and communities for long-term sustainability.

If you are considering financial support, here is a list of organizations participating in relief and recovery efforts that have a good track record and the capacity for providing relief and support​.

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Civic Engagement

HRT provides opportunities for its members and the community at large to learn and engage on numerous civic issues, by hosting public forums on local elections, organizing dialogues on challenges women face in Haiti, and recognizing local leaders who support the community at the annual Haitian Independence Day Awards.
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Haiti Dialogue Series

HRT hosts the Haiti Dialogue Series, which serves as a forum to discuss current and relevant topics that impact the Haitian community. The Dialogue Series brings together distinguished thought leaders and accomplished practitioners for candid conversation on a variety of important issues.

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Kreyol Connection

HRT frequently sponsors Kreyol Connection. These networking receptions offer opportunities for professionals to celebrate Haitian culture after work, as they build lasting social bonds. The events are held at elegant venues throughout New York City and co-hosted by various high profile Haitian-Americans.
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