We are pleased to announce that Brockton City Councilor At-Large, Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, will be our host for the 2019 Haitian American Young Professional Awards Gala.
ABOUT COUNCILOR DERENONCOURT:
Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, elected Council At-Large in 2017, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and spent his childhood on the Haitian island of La Gonave. After the devastating earthquake in 2010, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Brockton.
He learned to speak English, before enrolling at Massasoit Community College, where he was a Commonwealth Honors Scholar and earned his Associates Degree and a Certificate in Criminal Justice. In 2015, he received the Green Key Award, the school’s highest honor, for his civic engagement and unselfish service both to Massasoit and to the greater community. He also served as the elected student Trustee at the college.
In 2017 he graduated with Distinction from Suffolk University.
In his short time in the United States, Jean Bradley has done significant public service work for the City of Brockton and the Commonwealth. He worked as an intern for former Mayor Linda Balzotti, and as an intern in the Constituent Services office for former Governor Deval Patrick.
He currently serves as Director of Constituent Services for State Senator Michael D. Brady.
He was instrumental in the campaign for earned sick time for workers in the Commonwealth in his position as Regional Field Director for Raise Up Massachusetts, and is the former Vice President of South Shore Haitians United for Progress (SHUP).
In January, 2018, Jean Bradley was the guest of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C.
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