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Haitian American Partnership For Positive Actions, is a 5 01 (C) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in January 2001 under the leadership of Kapedjanie Bois, Mr. Jean Bois, Pastor Pierre Laguerre and Mr. Robenson St. Franc. The organization was the first to organize its first Haitian flag day in May 2001. Over the years, it has become one of Rhode Island strongest non-profit organizations within the Haitian Community. Between the year 2005 and 2008, HAPPA became known as HAPPA-RI inc. They have organized several key events that have helped the Rhode Island Haitian community as a whole.  The success of the local cultural events were put together  with other non-profits within the community such as Haitian Community  Action under the leadership of Mr. Roger Dazulme, The Haitian Family Organization under the leadership of Mr. Biady Richemond and with several Haitian based Churches.

As a 501 C 3 non-profit entity, our purpose is to continue in preserving the Haitian heritage in the Renaissance City and the Ocean State and to serve the Haitian community in all aspect of their needs.



Mr. Jean Bois

Vice President
Dr. Kapedjanie Bois 
Treasurer & Head of Public Relations
Mr. Frantz Jean-Gilles
Executive Management
Dr. Cynthia Almonacy
Executive Director
Ms. Fallon Jea-Gilles
Secretary & Board Member
Mr. Robenson St. Franc
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