Sister Cities Essex Haiti is delighted to report that we have received a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County in the amount of $1500 for a Capacity Building and Strategic Planning project. SCEH has been very successful in responding to requests by the community of Deschapelles, Haiti including the construction of a 3000 square foot library, a thriving music program and a highly competitive tennis program as well as supporting a robotics team that was initiated in part in collaboration with students from Valley Regional High School. We determined that to sustain our success and continue to raise funds and awareness, we need to find ways to improve our volunteer structure and attract more volunteers; to update our mission statement and to develop a strategic plan including a marketing plan. We have already used part of the grant for an organizational development workshop under the guidance of TGezo Building Consultants and are moving forward with plans to make our organization function more smoothly.
We are grateful to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County not only for providing this grant but also for the guidance they have provided us. We were initially established under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County when we started 12 years ago after the 2010 earthquake. Congratulations to the Foundation on 25 Years of helping organizations in the community. Thank you.