Vision & Mission


Founded in 2011, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) – Formerly known as the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) – is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by diverse group of forward-thinking industry experts, youth leaders, faculty, public and nonprofit sector professionals from Haiti and its global diaspora. NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.


In December 2008, a group of former classmates and friends from Essex County College in New Jersey assembled to discuss the need for a diverse and transformative professional organization that would help its members find synergy between career advancement in their chosen field, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship as a means to engage in Haiti’s ongoing rebuilding and development efforts. In April 2011, the organization was formally established as the National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP). The organization announced its name change to the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) at the 4th Annual Conference in November 2015.

Our vision is optimistic:

We believe that, through the collaborative work of Haitian professionals and diaspora members, we will see a better Haiti in our lifetime.

Mission Statement:

  • Develop innovative programming to empower our members through comprehensive professional development resources and growth opportunities
  • Mobilize professionals in the Haitian diaspora and its allies for the betterment of Haiti, through programming created and cultivated in partnership with key organizations and leaders in the Haitian community
  • Provide access to accurate, timely, and nonpartisan information about Haiti


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