Organization was born in 2014, when two Lithuanians, Aura Copeland and Raminta Lilaite went to Haiti for the first time. During their first trip they visited several schools and orphanages, spoke with their directors and tried to understand where and how they could make an impact in the lives of the most vulnerable children.
During one of such visits in the most violent Cite-Soleil neighborhood, they witnessed a group of boys who spontaneously started making music with self-made instruments. Very soon, other kids started gathering around, singing, dancing and a complete transformation was happening before their eyes.
This was the moment when the idea for CREATE was born. A month later Aura went back to Port-au-Prince where she started teaching art and design classes herself at two orphanages. Eventually she started hiring and training local teachers, expanding the curriculum and enrolling more and more orphanages into the CREATE, - arts, design, music, dance and English language program.
Board of Directors New York
Chairman Gregory Schmitt
Secretary Thomas Citro
Events Committee New York
Advisory Board Miami
Events Committee Miami
Designer, CREATE Developer Fausta Kingue
Teacher's Coordinator in Haiti Louis Olny
Teachers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Music teacher Darline Ilan
Music teacher Vesly Anneus
English Language teacher Dave Pierre-Louis
English Language teacher Laurore Marie
English Language teacher Naphtania Dolce
Dance teacher Sonide Louis-Juste
Dance teacher Jennyfer Leonard
Dance teacher Sovenel Joseph
Art teacher Charles Dawilking
Art teacher Island Louis
Art teacher Jimmy Joven