EAGLE’s community impact is led by Flavie Sanon – Founder & Community Leader and Phederine Lyra – Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator. Flavie focuses on parent and community engagement events and initiatives to advance EAGLE’s mission.
Thank you Flavie for your continued devotion and passion to the Haitian-heritage community. Your vision inspires us to do what we do. ~Eagle staff
04/28/16 – EAGLE’s Annual Benefit Awards Reception honoring Juanita T. James, President & CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and Michael Pollard, Chief of Staff for the Mayor of the City of Stamford. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music, arts and a night of inspiration. Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at UCONN Stamford, 1 University Place. RSVP Contact: (203) 357-5402 or email: info@EagleStudentMentoring.org. Suggested Donation: $100.
03/10/16 – Your Donation Helps Us Enrich Lives! In just 1 day, more than 15,000 caring donors came together and donated over $1.2 million to Fairfield County’s Community Foundation on behalf of local nonprofit organizations. More than $1,500 was raised to support EAGLE’s summer college program.
01/14/16 – EAGLE students and families reflected on the Haiti 2010 Earthquake that left hundred thousands of dislocated and displaced.
05/12/15 – EAGLE’s Student Volunteer/Student Leader – Gerardo Maguina was presented with the Gallagher/Feighery Scholarship at the State Street Debating Society’s 2015 Scholarship Award Dinner in Stamford, CT. Gerardo is 1 in 6 young high school scholars awarded with a scholarship, and he will be UCONN bound in the fall.
Speakers included Mayor Martin and school leaders from Westhill High School, Stamford High School, AITE and Trinity Catholic High School.
04/29/15 – The EAGLE Board hosted a Spring Award Reception & Art Benefit at UCONN Stamford’s Schreiber Reading Room. All event proceeds directly supported EAGLE’s after-school youth-development & ESL/ELL program.
Photographed are the EAGLE’ youth-development ESL/ELL after-school students;
EAGLE Executive Leadership: Flavie Sanon & Michelle Hopson; and Stamford Public Schools: Mr. Tony Pavia (SHS), Denise Grant (Central Office), Dr. Kristina Lawson (SHS), and Mr. Jean-Pierre (SHS)
03/02/15 – EAGLE kicked-off its spring after-school term at Stamford High School! A spring schedule of youth-development after-school activities were provided to all ESL/ELL EAGLE students. EAGLE Kick-off Party – Spring 2015
02/26/15 – EAGLE Student Mentoring, Inc. is registered for Turn of River’s Community Resource Fair at KT Murphy Elementary School. See you there!
Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eat! Explore! Enjoy! Sample foods from exciting Stamford restaurants. Learn about after-school and summer programs available. Groove to the music of TOR’s show choir and band. See what agencies and resources Stamford offers to support your family, and more…Click here for flyer: TOR Resource Fair 2015
01/24/15 – EAGLE Student Mentoring, Inc. participated in Haitians Building Unity, Inc.‘s “A Night of Remembrance: 5th Year Anniversary for Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake” event at the University of Bridgeport’s Mertens Theatre.
Flavie Sanon, Founder and Phederine Lyra, Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator attended to “honor, empower and inspire the Haitian community as they reflected the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country three years ago.” (HBU)
Flavie & Phederine also engaged with community leaders to promote the sustainability of the Haitian-heritage community.
12/19/14 – EAGLE’s Junior Board Liaison Sub-committee engaged with a student group from Princeton University‘s Intro to Entrepreneurship undergraduate class for a project in entrepreneurship in the educational field. The students identified EAGLE Student Mentoring, Inc. as a high-impact non-profit in the local community, and will research EAGLE in preparation for their final project – a mock funding pitch for EAGLE Student Mentoring, Inc.
12/04/14 – The EAGLE Board hosted an Art Benefit & Awards Reception at UCONN Stamford’s Schreiber Reading Room. All event proceeds directly supported EAGLE’s after-school program.
Honorees included Eileen Swerdlick and Mike Meyer.
11/19/14 – Michelle Hopson, Executive Director/Consultant & Board Secretary, participated in a CNE Roundtable meeting with Terry Edelstein, Nonprofit Liaison to Governor Malloy at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in Norwalk, CT. Terry shared the 2014 recommendations of the Governor’s Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services that relate to administrative policy and potential legislative action. Nonprofit leaders were asked to provide suggestions on focal areas for the Cabinet in its work in the upcoming year. (http://www.fccfoundation.org/cm/Nonprofits/Center%20for%20Nonprofit%20Excellence/Home.html)
11/15/14 – Flavie Sanon, Board President & Founder, was the moderator for the Roundtable discussion with Haitian Community Leaders in Fairfield County by Haitians Building Unity Inc., and Center for Immigrant Development Inc. Community Leaders discussed the strengths and pressing issues of the Haitian community in Fairfield County.
11/11/14 – EAGLE ran a Parent Engagement = Student Success meeting at Neighbor’s Link in Stamford to discuss the program focus and highlights. Special thanks to Neighbor’s Link and Trader’s Joe in Stamford!
Phederine Lyra, Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator distributed EAGLE’s parent resource info. packet and discussed the various services available to Haitian heritage families.
11/06/14 – EAGLE participated in the 2014 Fall Career Fair at UCONN Stamford for spring 2015 program staff and credit intern recruitment.
11/05/14 – Michelle Hopson, Executive Director/Consultant & Board Secretary, participated in Council for Opportunity in Education‘s “Stamford Student Success Collaborative” meeting at Westhill High School. The goal of the collaboration was to create program synergy and success for Stamford students.
10/18/14 – Flavie Sanon, Board President & Founder and Phederine Lyra, Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator attended the Haitian Television Network of CT’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at St. Cecilia’s in Stamford, CT.
10/7/14 – Flavie Sanon, Board President & Founder was invited as a Haitian community leader to attend Vita Community Collaborative’s “Community Engagement” meeting at Neighbor’s Link in Stamford, CT. Community leaders were invited to the focus group meeting to bring ideas, and help with strategic approaches for population engagement.
10/3/14 – EAGLE launches the Give A Grin campaign via AmazonSmile. EAGLE supporters shop and Amazon donates a percentage to YHAPS/EAGLE, Inc.
Visit: Give A Grin to EAGLE/YHAPS
10/1/14 – EAGLE hosted Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s (FCCF) Challenge Party at UCONN’s Student Support Services Center – Stamford campus. Attendees included UCONN SSS college students, local high school students, EAGLE Board Members, EAGLE Program Staff, and FCCF.
Visit: What Works Challenge Hub
Left to right: Howard Jean-Denis – EAGLE Board Treasurer & Adjunct UCONN Stamford Professor, Alexis Bivens – Program Director/FCCF, Peter Shaker – EAGLE Immersion Director/Consultant & Adjunct UB Professor, Flavie Sanon – EAGLE Board President & Founder, and Michelle Hopson – EAGLE Executive Director/Consultant & Board Secretary
9/19/14 – EAGLE ran a professional development on the ELL student at the University of Connecticut – Stamford campus. Attendees included local community leaders, community based organizations, EAGLE Board members and EAGLE program staff.
9/1/14 – EAGLE’s community based partner – C.I.T.Y. Ministries, a local youth group dedicated a School Supply Drive to the EAGLE after-school students. Received cash donations were used to purchase textbooks, binders, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils and highlighters. Thank you Farah Toussaint for providing the tools to help EAGLE students succeed!