LaGuardia Community College is deep into a fundraising drive, with proceeds to be evenly split between Yéle Haiti, a foundation founded by musical star Wyclef Jean, which has an ongoing operation in his native Haiti, and the Haitian-American Christian Consortium of Brooklyn, which runs an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Wyclef Jean visited LaGuardia last year to accept $2,000 in donations for the foundation. For a 2-minute video about the drive, see the CUNY Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Z0FDKt_fE
Here are some of the ways students and staff are reaching out to Haiti and the Haitian community in New York City.
Counseling, fundraising, and food and clothing drives are among the activities reported today from the colleges of the City University of New York in support of earthquake-devastated Haiti. Here are some of the ways students and staff are reaching out to Haiti and the Haitian community in New York City.
The colleges of the City University of New York continue to provide funding and support for the Haiti relief effort, including a telethon, broadcasts on “Radio Soleil” and a special service for “Temporary Protective Status” in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
CUNY’s colleges quickly mobilized to serve students and staff with relatives in earthquake-devastated Haiti and to support relief efforts. Here is a quick look at some of their efforts as of Thursday, Jan. 14