Thank you for visiting the home of the New Jersey and Haiti chapters of Partners of the Americas.

Our organization enjoys a solid reputation with people like you who have a heart for service. If you are tired of organizations who only pop up when something is wrong in Haiti, you have found your new home here.

Please get acquainted with us, and join us to make the next 40 years even better. We have several leadership positions available.


Every year for more 40 years, New Jersey-Haiti Partners has been continuously active. Few other organizations dealing with Haiti have similar longevity, and as a result, we have been able to make lasting impact on the lives of individuals as well as other organizations.

The New Jersey-Haiti partnership was created in 1976 when the founder, Clinton C. Crocker, brought together a group of enthusiastic business and professional leaders from New Jersey and Haiti to form a union of cooperation and understanding.

Since that time exchanges between New Jersey and Haiti have occurred in diverse areas such as agriculture, education, emergency preparedness, economic development, health, sports, performing and visual arts, technology and disaster relief. Partner volunteers donate their time and expertise to help meet mutually agreed upon initiatives.

The New Jersey Partners chapter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an elected board of directors and officers. The international office in Washington, D.C offers training to volunteers and functions as an advisory and administrative agency for the partnerships throughout the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It provides travel grants for project development and implementation, as well as guidance on how to access grants to support other chapter activities.


We have received several chapters and individual awards, including:

  • Chapter Excellence Award
  • Program Development Awards
  • Volunteer of the Year Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award