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Clinton Foundation Haiti Initiative

Help build a stronger Haiti

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The Clinton Foundation has been actively engaged in Haiti since 2009, focusing on private sector investment and job creation in order to create long-term, sustainable economic development. After the devastating earthquake in 2010, President Clinton formed the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund and raised $16.4 million from individual donors for immediate earthquake relief efforts. In 2011, the Clinton Foundation refocused its efforts in Haiti from emergency planning, putting emphasis on helping to build a stronger Haiti that relies less on foreign aid and more on the enterprise of its people.

Through the Clinton Foundation ‘Stern Signature Project,’ Stern students have the opportunity to support the restoration of Haiti's communities through projects related to private sector investment, job creation, capacity building and education. Over the past several semesters, Stern students have completed a comprehensive assessment of existing best practices among investment promotion agencies in the Caribbean, developed a set of actionable recommendations to help Haiti better attract foreign direct investment, mobilized the creation of a Haitian Diaspora Investment Fund, and assisted high-potential Haitian entrepreneurs around their current business challenges for growth. Some teams have had the opportunity to travel to Haiti to see the impact of their work first-hand.

Students in Stern’s Clinton Foundation Program are mentored by dedicated consultants from Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co) in order to maximize their learning and potential for impact.

Eligibility & Structure:

You are invited to apply if you are an MBA student who meets the following criteria:
  • Have completed at least 15 MBA credits at Stern
  • Will be enrolled in Stern classes during the desired semester of participation (applies to Langone MBA Students)
  • Can commit to a project timeline of early-June to mid-August and approximately 10 hours of project work per week
To learn more about the application process for the Clinton Foundation Projects, please see the Apply tab.