We are pleased to announce that well-known Haitian activist Pastor “Keke” Dieufort Fleurissaint will receive the US Haitian Chamber Toussaint Louverture Award in recognition of his outstanding service and contribution to the Haitian community in Massachusetts. Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 7 pm as we celebrate the exceptional young professionals in the Haitian community in Massachusetts and beyond.
The Haitian American Young Professional Awards recognize young professionals under 45 who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, exemplary professional accomplishments, and commitment to their communities.
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About Pastor “Keke” Dieufort Fleurissaint
Pastor Keke is the founder of True Alliance Center, Inc., a Haitian-led organization established to advocate for the Haitian Community. Under his leadership, this faith-based charitable organization has actively promoted advocacy in the Haitian community regarding education, housing, immigration, health, and economic development.
True Alliance Center, Inc. (TAC) is dedicated to the following activities:
- Support to Community Organizations: True Alliance Center, Inc. seeks to provide continued support to community-based organizations responding to the immediate needs of underserved Haitian immigrant communities and Haiti earthquake evacuees in the wake of the Haiti earthquake disaster.
- Health Education and Care: True Alliance Center, Inc. has provided and seeks to continue to provide health education and facilitate access to healthcare for underserved individuals in the United States. For example, True Alliance Center, Inc. has provided health education to women, men and children of all ages affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the wake of the January 2012 Haiti earthquake disaster. We have provided logistical support for mobile health clinics and legal clinics in collaboration with community-based organizations and law firms. TAC also organized TV and Radio education outreach to the Haitian community regarding Deferred Action, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Family Reunification and Business Legal Clinics.
- Education: True Alliance Center, Inc. has been engaged in negotiation with State and local government officials to find resources for ESOL learning and job training opportunities for victims of the earthquake so that they are able to communicate better and find gainful employment.
- Immigration: True Alliance Center, Inc. has been engaged in educating the community about the legal provisions of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that was made available to Haitians due to the detrimental effect of the earthquake on the nation of Haiti. TAC provided educational sessions in small and large group gatherings, on the Haitian Radio and TV stations and at local churches, to provide them with basic information needed to take advantage of the benefits associated with the TPS program.
- Housing: Through advocacy of True Alliance Center, Inc. in alliance with other community organizations, the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development made $70,000 available to fund two Haitian Creole speaking staff positions at two different community agencies, both in Boston and in Brockton, to provide case management for displaced Haitian families. Additional Haitian families and evacuees received permanent housing through Emergency Assistance funding and Home BASE funding. They also received an emergency assistance fund increased from $115 to $160.