Sara Shulevitz (attorney)



Edeline Benjamin (Phamacist)

Project Coordinator



Melanie Pagani Clarke

Project Coordinator 





Michel Dessources Jr

Project Developer


Austin Walters

Program manager


Ayanne Harrison

Business Planning &

Professional outreach 




Jean Wesly Emmanuel 

Honor recipient





The late Jean Emmanuel, was an instrumental part of the Hope for Them Foundation. As a volunteer and staff member, mike developed and managed the HFTF website, graphics, and the logistics of a successful non-profit organization. His charitable work was fueled by his unparalleled commitment and can be seen in the lives and faces of those he worked with directly. In honor of his great work, we recognize men and women around the world who, like Jean Emmanuel, are steadfastly determined to doing good, no matter how big or how small their actions.


Cindy Jean, Teacher
Project Coordinator 

Upon graduating from Amherst College in 2007, Cyndy Jean moved to Tarrytown,New York to work as an assistant teacher at Hackley School. During this time, she completed her Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and Special Education at Fordham University. Currently, Cyndy works as a Middle School English teacher and the fifth-grade Dean at Hackley School. She also works as a faculty coordinator for the Rwandan Education Assistance Project, developing curricular goals and training primary school teachers in Musha, Rwanda. Cyndy works closely with the Tree of Life Organization, a burgeoning non-profit organization serving the youth of Arcahaie, Haiti and serves on the board of Konbit Mizik.