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NYC pledges $1.6M for service orgs to help newer Haitian immigrants – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
NEW YORK — New York City will provide $1.65 million more to several nonprofit service organizations to help Haitian immigrants receive social services and legal assistance, Mayor Eric Adams said this week. 
Adams made the announcement during a celebration of Haitian contributions to the city June 20. 
“We have the largest Haitian population outside of the country, and I really saw the spirit and energy of the Haitian people when I was in Haiti after one of the hurricanes,” Adams said, according to a press statement. “Let’s raise the flag, let’s raise the Haitian people who are here and abroad and always have our heart out, to a country that has been the spirit of resiliency and freedom and fighting on behalf of what’s right.”

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at larisa@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.

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