Mission and Purpose

Our Mission
We work to improve the quality of life for the impoverished people of Haiti, with a focus on youth, through education.

Our Method
We address the needs of the children, and to simultaneously establish the basic for recovery with support to rehabilitation of the social fabric, and economic initiatives, using the community as the setting.

We strive to alleviate the deep-rooted nature of the problem so that people can see the possibility to live another way.

Our Vision
Breaking the aforementioned inter-generational transmission of poverty, discrimination is an attainable dream. Making certain that every child has the best start in life is not only the legal and morally right thing to do, but is also paramount to measuring a country’s progress and its accomplishments. The lives of children are one of the truest indicators of the strength of communities and nations, for it foreshadows future generation.

It is sad to say but necessary to admit that Haiti has abused and depleted most of its resources. Its children are all that is left, should measures not be taken immediately, Haiti’s future appears grim. Conditions may continue to decline resulting in aggravated social unrest from children. Violating the rights of children violated the rights of Haiti’s people.

Our strategy

Soveyo School-Library “Project of Hope” with a Community-Based Child Protection Committees, working hands in hands with the Institute of Bien Etre Social et de Recherches “IBESR”. This community approach is based on the premise that building community consensus can prevent and reverse the flow of girls into child labor, and to take preventive action with their neighbors, support the return and reintegration of these children.

Opening education program to allow overage students to complete the standard six-year primary school curriculum in three years, while teaching them a skills, and livelihoods interventions that integrate food and household security components to match the community’s will to protect children while keeping them at home and provide access to information and communication technology.   Principal customers are our direct beneficiaries, youth in the surrounding areas, parents, educators, and counterparts engages in support of our programs.


Our History
For the last 15 years At Risk Children has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in poverty through many programs aimed at improving their lives, strengthening families through community empowerment, and at escaping poverty through education.


How can you help?

At Risk Children’s mission is to help bring an end to extreme poverty, by providing educational opportunities
that prepare underserved children to thrive for success and beyond.

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The Board

The vitality of the At-Risk Children Foundation depends upon strong and committed board members. Members on the directorships are people who will uphold the standards of ARCF-Save the Kids, and keep the organization strong and viable in the midst of changing times and new challenges.
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Marlene Mathurin

Executive director & co-Founder
Marlene Mathurin Executive Director co-founder of ARCF is the Chief Catalyst with twenty four years experience working in humanitarian assistance…

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Dr. Joel S. Charles, MD-MPA

Health Mobile Clinic Coordinator
Doctor Charles has many years experience in Public Health and Development in the Caribbean, Africa and the United States. Extensive…

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Rev. Pastor Sean Mulcahy

Rev Sean Mulcahy was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at All Hallows Seminary in Ireland. He came immediately to the Archdiocese of Miami in the United States. He served…

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Community Updates

follow some of the updates from Jacmel, Custine and Port-au-Prince,
community and the changes in their lives.