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NAAHP Member Spotlight on Sandina Dominique

1.16.2020

Member Spotlight

Every month the NAAHP turns the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their professional field and in their community. These members exemplify the mission of the NAAHP to make it the organization Haitian professionals trust.

10 Questions for Sandina Dominique

Tell us a bit about your personal background.

I am a student at Florida International University. I have a nonprofit organization called Hope and Happiness Community Empowerment Inc. Our mission is to empower youth in the Haitian Community, especially in Haiti. Also, I’m also a Social Media Manager.

What’s your current job?

Social Media Manager and Parent Relations Assistant.

How did your background prepare you for your current role?

I’ve learned skills from school and apply them in my social media job. The leadership skills gained from my organization helped me prepare to be a parent relations assistant.

What is the biggest challenge of your work?

One of the biggest challenges related to social media is the uncertainty and unexpected shutdowns. As a Parent Relations Assistant addressing parents expectations can be challenging.

What would you say have been your greatest career or personal accomplishments so far?

My greatest accomplishment is starting my nonprofit organization and obtaining our 501c(3).

What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?

The goal is to serve and not be served. An example would be, our organization is 1 year and 8 months old. We do many activities such as food drives, school supplies and workshops. We have been working in Port de Paix, Haiti for the past year, but we plan on expanding. One of our main projects for this year is our first scholarship program. We plan to help 10-15 children to attend school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Who or what inspires you?

The goal is to serve and not be served. An example would be, our organization is 1 year and 8 months old. We do many activities such as food drives, school supplies and workshops. We have been working in Port de Paix, Haiti for the past year, but we plan on expanding. One of our main projects for this year is our first scholarship program. We plan to help 10-15 children to attend school for the 2020-2021 school year.

How long have you been a member of the NAAHP? What’s your best experience thus far?

It was my first time Volunteering at the 2019 NAAHP Conference and it was a great experience!

What kind of advice would you give to fellow NAAHP members looking to grow professionally?

Be open to network, because you never know.

When you’re not working, where can we find you?

On the beach, hanging out with family and friends or on social media.

Facebook: @Hope and Happiness Community Empowerment
Instagram: @hhce.inc
We can be contacted via email: HHCE.inc@gmail.com

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National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals

NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships to strengthen Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

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