Youth Empowerment Support Service HAC-US


The Haitian American Caucus (HAC) is a coalition movement to improve the lives of the Haitian-American community and their allies. HAC’s mission is to set a platform from which to empower communities of Haitian Americans in New York City.

HAC LogoFounded in 2009, the Haitian American Caucus (HAC) is one of the leading civic organizations for the Haitian community in the New York City area. From education to healthcare, HAC works to improve the lives of the Haitian community at large in the hopes of changing negative perceptions of Haitians that have been perpetuated for years. 


HAC-Haiti promotes sustainable development in Haiti that eliminates extreme poverty through providing opportunities for education, health and economic self-sufficiency.


Events Calendar

We provide workshops and seminars in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Wellness & Health Services



For us, service and giving back doesn't mean writing out checks or handing out free items. It's about giving something that is invaluable—access to resources that fosters personal and professional self-development. 



Missed one of our events or seminars? Take a look through our galleries for photos and videos from past events. 

18th Oct 2014
DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Program

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Program

WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family...

29th Jun 2014
KF14 poster


Performers include the legendary Tabou Combo, Anbyans, Zenglen, and newcomers, Dola Mizik. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the health and food fair. The first 1000 people who arrive before 3 p.m. get a chance to win a free trip to Jacmel for two.

16th Jun 2014

What To Do If Your Social Security Number is Stolen

Lynette Khalfani, also known as The Money Coach, addresses the issue of identity theft, specifically what to do when one’s social security number is stolen.  Identity theft affects thousands of people...

16th Jun 2014

Experts Share Learning Disability Signs Parents Can Look Out For

By: Krystle Crossman, The Black Home School Do you notice that your child is struggling with their schoolwork but you aren’t sure why? They may have a learning disability. Here...

31st May 2014

Color My French Benefit Concert

This event will feature exclusive performances by Haitian singer and activist Emeline Michel, Guadaloupe' s jazz master Jacques Schwarz-Bart, and an original musical creation "Amidou & Toya", realized by students of the French Heritage Language Program in Brooklyn and featuring band AJOYO. The concert will conclude with a multicultural cocktail reception prepared by acclaimed Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam.

29th May 2014

HAC statement on the passing of Maya Angelou

  HAC statement on the passing of Maya Angelou “Just like many other New Yorkers, we at the Haitian American Caucus (HAC) are saddened to learn of the passing of...

28th May 2014

Business Financial Management: Entrepreneurial Boot-Camp

Bookkeeping is an essential function in every business, large and small. This course will review the purpose and benefits of bookkeeping and help business owners determine whether to perform bookkeeping in-house or hire external help.

27th May 2014

James Destinas named new executive director of Haitian American Caucus

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE James Destinas named new executive director of Haitian American Caucus New York, NY — James Destinas has been named executive director of the Haitian American Caucus...

25th May 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

The Haitian American Caucus would like to acknowledge all active duty, veterans, family and friends of the fallen soldiers who served this great country. This Memorial Day is a sacred...