Our history is deeply rooted in the belief that Every Child Is A Star. As we face each challenging year, we remain focused on our mission to ensure that every child achieves his or her true potential. Today, no star shines brighter than Christina.  She came to the IAAC Orphanage at the age of three years old. Her mother died, and Christina sustained a broken arm, and a crushed and burnt foot from the earthquake that destroyed Haiti in 2010.  Today, Christina is a thriving student and ranks number one in her class.

IAAC established 501(c)3 and opened the feeding center to prevent malnutrition. The center provided hot meals and recreational activities for 150 children five days a week.


Partnered with World Children’s Relief to restore run-down community schools and provided training for teachers, uniforms and books for students.

Launched partnership with Dental Care for Children to provide care for hundreds of children and adults throughout Les Cayes with no access to medical or dental care.



Held ground breaking ceremony to construct phase one of the IAAC Center.



Launched phase 2 of expansion project, and added a 2nd floor to the old facility in order to accommodate more orphans in need of a safe home.


With generous support from Whitehall Management, IAAC Established school lunch for students at the rehabilitated community schools.



Inaugurated the IAAC Center, and Launched vocational programs to prepare girls to become self-reliant.


IAAC supplied rice, oil, and canned goods to entire community to alleviate hunger during one of the worst food shortages in Haiti.


IAAC faced the challenges of the 2010 Earthquake head-on. Volunteers including  physicians led by Dr. Susi Vassallo of NYU Medical Center drove 240 miles from  Dominican Republic to Haiti and worked alongside local doctors and nurses to help.


The team also set up the IAAC Library, and converted our computer lab into an orphanage to receive children whose parents had died in the earthquake.

Dr. Vassallo and Dr. Long Setting Broken Leg

Cynthia Barrett with girls setting up Library

Ghislaine with local builders

Inside Orphanage

Thanks to a generous grant from the ASCAP Foundation, in Summer of 2015, in addition to English classes, IAAC expanded its programs to offer dance and music.

Footwear for the World provides shoes to prevent foot injuries, and assists IAAC to supply Safe Drinking Water to thousands of families who had to walk several miles to collect water to carry home.

Mary Dorman assisting Dr. Vassallo

Rice Distribution

Local builders with volunteer

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Girl receiving Cosmetology Tools

Kids doing Arts & Crafts

Lunch time at the Feeding Center

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2015 - Christina, playing at Orphanage

2010—Christina, after Earthquake


We doubled the number of children into the orphanage, and consolidated our efforts from two centers to one in order to have a more holistic approach to furthering our mission.


Dr. Tozzer assisted by Corey Anderson

First  group of Dentists with IAAC staff

Students Receiving New Shoes

Old Facility

Existing Facility


School Lunch

Ghislaine and Adline distributing Oil

Community School before Restoration

Community School After Restoration

Safe Drinking Water

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