The Haitian Times is sharing profiles of individuals and groups driving change in their communities throughout Haitian Heritage Month. This installment looks at two brothers who found a joint calling, delivering social services to newcomers, and who organize an annual cultural celebration around Haitian Flag Day.
BROOKLYN — For as long as they can remember, brothers Porez and Juan Luxama were imbued with a strong sense of purpose. As adults, the pair acted on their need to serve others by founding the Life of Hope Center, a social services nonprofit based in East Flatbush.
“We want to give people [an] opportunity to grow, and we want to provide a space so people can feel comfortable going after the American dream,” said co-founder Juan Luxama.
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