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Eleven Days, Eleven Things I Learned

Eleven Days, Eleven Things I Learned: A Reflection of My Time Spent in Haiti 1. It’s important to invest in your group and your community. My regret on this trip was not connecting with others from my group from the very start. It took us a few days to open up and really connect with each other, and we really began to bond when we had another few unexpected days together. To say that these […]

By |Tuesday, October 9, 2018|Alumni Blogs|0 Comments

Alumni Who Sponsor – Marina

After I visited Haiti, I knew that I had to sponsor a student… “Here in the United States, we are so blessed to have access to really great schools that provide great education and opportunities to better your future. All the students I met in Haiti were so kind and smart and they deserved the same kind of opportunities I’ve always had. Anything I could do to help even one student was worth it. I […]

By |Monday, April 16, 2018|Alumni Blogs|0 Comments
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Spreading Like Branches of a Tree

15 Years Later, One Alum Remains Connected as Her Sponsored Student Prepares to Graduate By Abby Taylor, Haiti Alumna 2003 Nearly fifteen years ago I was selected by Rodrigue Mortel to go to Haiti for a week and play with kindergarten students. I was 18. Ever since I can remember I have been highly interested in travel and other cultures; as a young child I learned to read on comic books that were essentially National […]

By |Friday, April 6, 2018|Alumni Blogs|0 Comments
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School Supply Drive for Haiti

By Elizabeth Faber Heather Konstanzer and I hosted a School Supply Drive for the Mortel Foundation’s new Preschool. It was a huge success!! We received over 1,000 items for the Preschoolers. We collected supplies from students and faculty at Duquesne University, through the School of Nursing, Alpha Tau Delta (professional nursing fraternity), and Gamma Sigma Sigma (service sorority). We sent out emails to the school of nursing faculty and members of the organizations, posted flyers around campus, spoke about the supply drive at chapter meetings, […]

By |Tuesday, May 17, 2016|Alumni Blogs, News|0 Comments
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To Haiti With Love: Roast Celebrates 15 Years Of Baltimore – St. Marc Connection

Delicious endless shrimp, pit beef and pit ham are on the menu March 5th, to celebrate a special kind of goodness that’s been happening in St. Marc, Haiti over the past fifteen years. Long known as one of the poorest countries in the world, the terrible problems faced by Haitians on a day-to-day basis were only increased by the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010.   But there are bright spots to celebrate, and in […]

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