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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Owen

Day 1. Blog 1.  After a diversion to the Dominican Republic, and a bailout back to Miami, we finally made it into Cap Haitien this morning.  The crew met us at the airport and we immediately drove to the starting line.  No lost days here.  Ian, Kelsey, Josh, Tassy, and I took off from Cap Haitien and made our way to Plaisance.  A thoroughly
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Kelsey

These Roads Do Not Belong to YouI hate car culture.  I’ve made it nearly 28 years in this lifeshunning the car ownership aspect of the American Dream, choosinginstead to buy things like international plane tickets, or wine withthe dollars I save on gas, insurance, and parking. Priorities, I havethem.But, being a professional pedestrian, I know my rights (in America).You have to brake for me
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Tassy

I did not realize that I was doing something crazy until when Istarted the run.However, I have to say that I had a great start. It was nice runningwith people that I have never met before, but because we are runningfor the sake cause, it felt like I knew them for many years. It wasalso amazing to see the happiness on their faces. I
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Run Across Haiti: Day 1 from Justin

Pot Holes My first day in Haiti has been excellent. Expectations shattered. But two words come to mind that well, have significant meaning to me in more than 1 way.  POT HOLES.  Pot holes, that most Pittsburgh of words. That thing that we as fellow Pittsburghers, and Americans all despise. Those darned things that seem to appear on your street multiplying each winter like
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Special Guest Blogger: Ellen Gaus

I hope you enjoyed Ellen’s first post that we put on the blog last week. Here is the second installment of her trip to Haiti with Vivien. Enjoy! Intracultural Shock Earlier this week, I finished my thank you cards to those who supported my travel and experience in Haiti. Given the limited space of the card, I mustered my summarizing skills and encapsulated my
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Workforce Survey Report Summary

We always strive to ensure that all of our work is based on the real needs of the families we set out to help. We want to make sure that our impact is being made in the right places and with the correct emphases. To do that, we go directly to the source, our family members. Earlier this year, we conducted a community survey
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Special Guest Blogger: Ellen Gaus

Hey all! On Vivien Luk’s (our wonderful ED) latest trip to Haiti, she was accompanied by Ellen Gaus of Duquesne University. We are lucky enough to be able to share Ellen’s observations and insights here on our blog. Enjoy! Thursday, 30 October Our connecting flight to Miami was leaving at 8:40, so I got up plenty early to be ready and head out to
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Abby’s Take

Each year, we’re fortunate to engage with amazing college interns who work tirelessly as a team for our families. As school starts back up, we’re saying ‘see you later’ to one of our interns. Below, Abby shares with you her experience as our Family and Health Services Intern this summer.   Hello friends of Team Tassy! My name is Abby and I am serving
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June House Parties!

Last month, we had a blast partying with our supporters Bridget and Chris Daley and Marian and Tom Allen. They introduced us to over 100 new friends while raising more than $5,000 for our work to prepare and place the poor into jobs in Haiti. We’re eternally grateful. Here at Team Tassy, our work is sustained with the support of folks like the Daleys
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Guest Blogger: Dan Osusky, B Lab

Our team travels to Haiti about once a month, and oftentimes accompanied by guests who are interested in being a part of our work in Haiti. Dan Osusky was a guest on our trip in April. As a standards associate at B Lab, Dan provides assessments of potential benefit corporations, such as Thread. During our trip, he participated in meetings with our family members, conversations with
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