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222 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

EIN: 75- 3023362

Phone: (617) 547-2111



Our Favorite Links:
Artisans World Gallery
Community Arts Advocates
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

Mission & Aim

The Gawou Ginou Foundation, Inc. is a non profit 501 ( c ) (3) corporation whose aim is to engage community members in activities leading to the preservation, promotion, and support of Haitian culture through events designed to:

  • 1. Promote Haitian culture in the United States
  • 2. Promote Haitian-American cultural exchange and understanding.

The foundation supports the Gawou Ginou Elementary/Secondary Schools, the Summer Day Camp, the Teachers Education Institute, and the US/Haiti Cultural Exchange Program. Those projects are based in Mirebalais, Haiti at the Léocardie & Alexandre Kenscoff Cultural Center (C-CLAK). In addition, The Haitian-American Cultural Education Seminars/Tours in Boston is an innovative program for identifying linkages between Americans and Haitian-Americans.

History of the Name

The foundation is named after Gawou Ginou, the grandfather of Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Liberator. Gawou Ginou was a king of the Aradas of the Kingdom of the Dahomey, in West Africa.

How you can Contribute

We need assistance in the following areas to accommodate our motivated young people in Haiti and students in the USA .

  • Volunteer interns – Interns with extensive knowledge in music, visual and dramatic arts, computer literacy, and nutrition strongly preferred.
  • Supplies, tools and instruments (i.e. first aid kits, batteries, flashlights, microscopes, telescopes, and other science experiment related tools, writing and art supplies, books, and brass instruments.
  • Donations – The Foundation will accept donations, gifts, and grants to help defray the cost of its expenses and to pay for full-time local staff (program coordinators donate their services). Such donations will also alleviate the expenses of the C-CLAK's hosting of visiting interns.

Find out how you can make a contribution.




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