Our History

The New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc. is a start-up organization for the support of Haitians who, despite their growing population in Rhode Island, remain largely overlooked rendering them voiceless.

Since our inception in 2013, we have been extremely busy for a newly established organization. Over Fall 2016 we conducted a successful donation drive for those impacted by the Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Bernard Georges, the organization’s founder and executive director delivered rice, beans, clothes, shoes, soap, hand sanitizer and bottles of water delivered to Belle-Anse, Haiti. We distributed school supplies and toys to Haitian children as schools prepare to reopen in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. We also delivered basic medical supplies to 200 Haitian people and the rest of the medical we donated to a medical clinic in Belle-Anse. With the Trump administration making changes to immigration policies, up to 55,000 Haitians Face Deportation if Trump Refuses to Extend Temporary Protected Status. We recently had US senator Jack Reed and Congressman Jim Langevin signed an extension of TPS for Haitian Nationals. We have been able to offer workshops on immigration status improvement, tenants legal rights, anti-discrimination training, social bridging between the Haitian and Dominican communities in Rhode Island, and have successfully referred dozens of community members to social services. In addition, the New Bridges for Haitian Success, Inc. has been pivotal in lending visibility to the Haitian community of Rhode Island. Last year, we organized the Haitian Heritage Flag Month celebration at the Rhode Island State House. We collaborated with other organizations including the Refugee Dream Center, the Salien de Don Bosco, Sodexo, The African Alliance of Rhode Island, Dorcas International, Rhode Island Free Clinic, The Global Affairs Council of Rhode Island, and The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence. We have also represented the Haitian community at the United Nations in New York, and Boston Haitian festival. Most of our work have spot highlighted from the Providence Journal, RI Future, WPRI 12 EYESWITNESS NEWS, ABC 10, ABC 6, RI-NPR, Providence Business News, WPOR, Roger Williams University and Brown University.