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Haiti has left the front pages of mainstream media, but the need remains greater than ever as the Caribbean nation continues to reel from the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that crippled Port-au-Prince.

For the second consecutive year, Howard University’s Alternative Spring Break program includes Haiti. Approximately, two dozen students, faculty and staff are en route to Haiti for a week of service learning. Haiti

Howard has expanded its partnership with the Haitian American Caucus (HAC-Haiti) at the Ecole Shalom/Alpha Academy and will provide support for HAC’s after school, English language, literacy, microfinance and women’s empowerment programs. HAC-Haiti is a community development organization operating in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. Howard volunteers will also provide dental hygiene and hearing screenings.

The Howard delegation to Haiti is part of a group of more than 300 students who have skipped the beach and are volunteering in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and Washington D.C. Read more about the Howard University Alternative Spring Break.

File Photographs by Kerry-Ann Hamilton/ASB Haiti 2011.