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Alumna Yvrose Ismael to Receive Award for Work with Haiti Orphanage, School

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 Haven, an Ireland-based non-governmental organization, will award Ismael the William Jefferson Clinton Goodwill for Haiti Award in 2015.
 Ismael and her husband, Pierre Richard, founded Hope House and Hope Christian Academy in Fonds Parisien, Haiti, 2010.

Yvrose Ismael

Haven, an Ireland-based charity, has selected Yvrose Telfort Ismael '03, co-founder and director of Hope Christian Academy of Fonds Parisien, Haiti, as the recipient of its William Jefferson Clinton Goodwill for Haiti Award.

She will be presented with the award during Haven's Haiti Ball 2015, which will be held Jan. 23, 2015, in Dublin, Ireland. The award recognizes an outstanding individual who has done extraordinary work on behalf of and for the people of Haiti.

Ismael and her husband, Pierre-Richard, established Hope Christian Academy after the catastrophic Haiti earthquake in January 2010. The free school serves approximately 300 underprivileged children in Fonds Parisien, near the Dominican Republic border. The couple also founded Hope House, a children's home, in the community.

The native Haitian earned her B.A. in modern languages at Winthrop and her B.S. in nursing at Lander University.

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