Dr. Connie Duke, USA Operations Director Educational Trainer, Certified Behavioral Consultant, & Professor, Time Out
Judy Hoffman, Founder & Advisor Lake Worth, Florida
Myndi Ziemann, Director of Marketing & Fundraising Board Member Consultant, Artist
Jennifer Lopez Director of Finance Board Member
Cynthia Levin Board Member Chair of Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature
Victoria Cressman Director Tents to Shanti, Humanitarian/Philanthropist
We look forward to the day that our oldest youth will be self-reliant and successful, using the skills and lessons they learned at the ACFFC. Our hope is that they will continue to foster their sense of community with the ACFFC long after they are no longer youth in the program. Our young adults are, and will continue to be, role models for the younger children and teenagers. Our vision for the future involves replicating this model in a number of locations throughout Haiti.
ACFFC was founded in 1999 as a small, informal “art day” program, and was formally established as an organization in 2003. We began as a three day a week program with 8 children in a rickety building, run by volunteer artists and administration. We started out with only $500 USD to build it on. Belief in these children and the idea that the art skills we had to teach could alter the course of their lives drove us and our program forward.
After many years of moving from pillar to post, we now have a home of our own! It is a wonderful building on Rue Petion in Jacmel. As grateful as we are to have it, the move has come with a huge financial burden on the organization. This, on top of the cost of operating such an extensive program, makes money a very real and consistent need for the ACFFC. Your donations, big or small, truly make a difference in the lives of the kids in our program.