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Meet Christina

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest team member to you! Meet Christina Marsico. Christina Marsico is our Manager of Engagement & Partnerships, a new role created here at Team Tassy to better connect our supporters with our families in Haiti.  Christina has been involved with the organization since 2012 as a core volunteer for the Pittsburgh Great American Water Balloon Fight while having also support other Team Tassy
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meet the interns

Our staff triples this summer! We’re fortunate to have four dedicated and talented interns joining us at Team Tassy from Occidental College. They’re each working on one of our job training and placement ventures and they’re connected one on one with a family member to accompany them to success. These guys are getting so much done, we can’t wait to share more of their work
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Menelas Jodia, Menelas Demen

Pascal and Shelove share their ideas about the future of Menelas in a community mapping workshop on Sunday. Greetings everyone! In 2014, we launched a youth program with the goal of helping our Team Tassy kids learn English and explore career paths. The curriculum is rooted in identifying and developing personal strengths to channel into work skills for the future. Our students aspire to
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Viv

If you’re running down a highway in the middle of nowhere and you see a moto with keys in it and not a soul in plain sight, what would you do? Well…I kept running…it’s Day 4 of our run and I finally had a chance to jump in. I’ve been battling a strained calf muscle followed by a fever so finally getting on a
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Ian

Hey everybody! First this is HARD.  Harder than last year.  In addition to being more miles, it is WAY hotter. easily 95, and 20 of the four days would be top five toughest road races in the US, easily.  Besides trying to figure out how to make it through 34 miles today (We’ve done 100 so far), the other 5 runners and I work
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Tassy

Every single day has been a great experience itself. We ran 35 miles, which put us up to 96 out of 230 miles. By tomorrow we will be half way to finish this journey. We are all having a blast, although it is very hot. Furthermore, we are enjoying some good Haitian food. Gosh, I love Haitian food I keep thinking of Port-Au-Prince because
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Owen

The crew first broke into a light jog this morning at 5:30am.  The streets of Gonaives were slightly less bustling than the night before, but bustling none the less.  Headlamps deployed, we trotted toward the horizon, working out the kinks from yesterday’s miles.  As we left town, we saw the sun rise behind the mountain tops at our immediate 12 o’clock.  With exactly zero
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Josh

It feels incredible to have today’s run behind us. This 34 mile run was one of the more intimidating legs of the trip. 96 miles in four days is the most I’ve ever run.  We started the day early with our headlamps running through dawn until the sun rose over the mountains. The temperature continued to creep up as we logged our miles. Even
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Run Across Haiti: Day 4 from Kelsey

I woke up this morning and thought that there was no way I would run 34 miles today. A head cold I’ve been fighting finally showed up in full force, I was still worn out from the sun the day before, and the thought of running a distance longer than a marathon seemed ridiculous.  We took off while it was still dark, and it
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