About Us

Who We Are:

We are an online language learning resource (click here to get started!) created in partnership with some of the most effective Creole educators in the field (including the authors and publishers of Creole Made Easy and the author of the Sweet Coconuts educational blog).

We are a growing network of more than eighteen-hundred Creole language learners.

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We are a coordination tool encouraging individuals and organizations to communicate with each other, share domain knowledge, streamline efforts, and help one another do the work they do better.

We are a team that is passionate about the potential that language has to create, build, and sustain relationships.

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A candid shot of members of the HaitiHub team during the filming of our latest YouTube video

In an effort to continue the conversation about changing attitudes towards service, the importance of language, and how to better build relationships with our friends in Haiti, we created the HaitiHub Blog.  New posts go up on Thursdays, we hope you’ll join us!

HaitiHub’s History:

HaitiHub started in 2009 as a 1-person side project based out of Los Angeles teaching real-time Creole conversation classes to anyone who was interested. In February 2011, HaitiHub relocated to Durham, North Carolina and went from part-time side project to full-time mission.

Our Vision:

Our short term goal is to teach the Haitian Creole language to volunteers, development staff, and U.S.-based professionals who work with Haitian populations. We do this by providing the highest quality learning resources available anywhere.

Our long term goal is to leverage the power of language to affect a larger shift in the way humanitarian aid is done in Haiti.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Carlo, I’m curious about your background and how you acquired such fluency as both an English and Creole speaker?

  2. Hi Cheri! My big chunk of time living in Haiti was in 2007 and 2008 when I served with NPH as the volunteer coordinator at St. Damien’s pediatric hospital in Tabarre. That’s where I got to learn the language and also see the need for better Creole-learning resources. Those 18 months were life changing for me. I was blessed to be able to work with some amazing people and make some really good friends – Haitian and expat alike. And my commitment to social justice was very much solidified during that time. I started HaitiHub in late 2009 just as a side project, I went back after the earthquake in 2010, and then I took HaitiHub full time in early 2011. HaitiHub has been my full time work ever since and both the team and our community have grown slowly and steadily. We’re based out of Durham, NC but go back and forth to PaP a few times every year which I always look forward to as great opportunities to stay connected with people and learn ever more about Haiti’s culture, language, and history! Thanks for asking your question. My apologies for the delayed response!

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