Marlene Mathurin co-founder of At-Risk Children had successfully managed the USAID-Haiti’s At-Risk Youth Program from 1998-2002 as Executive Director of “Chambre de l’Enfance Nécéssiteuse Haitienne. [CENH] English “Chamber of Needy Children” an organization that leads a coalition of institutions working with orphaned and vulnerable children throughout the country.

The continuation of the socioeconomic and political crisis that marred a transition to democracy in Haiti has caused many setbacks; aggravated by the departure of the United Nations troops to leave Haiti by order of the UN General Secretary Kofi Annan. The $500 million dollars aids for Haiti were frozen, the Strategic Objective for 2004 (SO4) of USAID was forsaken, and this resulted in the beginning of a long, and terrifying journey, for Marlene and the many other individuals, and organizations who would take on the challenges of caring for the impoverished children of Haiti. In time, these efforts brought hope, and the founding of At-Risk Children Foundation.

On November of 2002, a group of concerned individuals created the At Risk Children Foundation “ARCF”, A nonprofit organization with a 501 (C)(3) status, with the mission to promote, develop and improve basic living conditions for the neediest Haitian children and families of all faiths, and none.

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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Our Team

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 is the Chief Catalyst with twenty four years experience working in humanitarian assistance focusing primarily on improving the quality of…

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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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