Marlene's profile

Marlene Mathurin, co-founder of At-Risk Children Foundation, has been privileged for many years to help the Haitian people as they struggle for social and economic justice. Her story began in 1994 when she returned to Haiti after the embargo imposed on Haiti from 1991-1994. The Haiti she left in 1967 was no longer the country she remembered. She decided with a group of concerned individual to do something.

Her efforts resulted in the successful creation of Fondation pour la Survie de l’Enfant Haitien [FSEH], a non profit apolitical organization, which operated as a resource under the Cooperative Council of Haiti [CCH] Haiti mission with the US-Support Group-Haiti from 1994-1998 in Humanitarian and Civic Actions Services.

Marlene has successfully managed the USAID-Haiti’s At-Risk Youth Program from 1998-2002 as Executive Director of “Chambre de l’Enfance Nécéssiteuse Haitienne. [CENH] is an umbrella to a coalition of organizations working with orphans and vulnerable children throughout the country. Now, a wonderful and promising new project is underway in Port-au-Prince and Cavaillon in southern Haiti. Marlene continues her commitment to the work for humanity in Haiti, especially the children and youth who are the future of Haiti.