We connect people and organizations across and within borders to serve and change lives in the U.S.A and Haiti.
“We envision a world where communities and individuals are empowered and sustained through volunteerism and partnerships.” (POA)



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.

NJ Chapter Founders 1976

Clinton & Doris Crocker

Haiti Chapter Founder 1977

  • Yves Laborde
  • Marie Carmelle Lafontant
  • Guy Etienne