Honorees Announced For Haitian-American Human Progress Award

Honorees for the Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC) Human Progress Award were selected on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.

An evaluation and selection panel using HASC’s award-nomination criteria and process completed its review and voted on the nominations received.

The winners are: Karis Engle with the Glades Initiative; Debbie Stewart with the Palm Beach County School District; Shandra M. Stringer with Extended Hands Community Outreach and GCI Training & Empowerment Center; Louise Lorraine Voltaire with the Haitian-American Nursing Organization and Allied Hanoa; Lorna Archer Stanley, founder of Operation Restoration Christian School; Elaine Hubbard-Williams with the African-American Research Library and the Palm Beach County School District; and Tracy Spence with SOMSistahs.

The awards will be presented at HASC’s International Women’s History Month Dinner Dance Celebration on Saturday, March 21 at 4 p.m. at the original Wellington Mall (12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington).

The theme of the event is “Women are the Main Pillar of Society.” These women are being honored with the Human Progress Award for devoting their talents, time, resources and energy for the advancement of humanity, and for making meaningful contributions in society through their leadership and noble acts.

Proceeds from this event will go to support the Women Self Sufficiency Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and HASC’s projects in Belle Glade, and throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, contact HASC at (561) 502-8968 or (561) 317-3486.