About Pierre Toussaint Leadership and Learning Center
Pierre Toussaint Leadership & Learning Center-Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church is the largest Haitian institution in the Haitian American Diaspora. Located in the heart of Little Haiti, Miami, Florida, the church congregates over 5,000 people on a given Sunday and the Pierre Toussaint Leadership & Learning Center provides services to over 1,000 families on a daily basis.
PTLLC-Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church is considered to be the living room of the Haitian American Community in South Florida. It is a spiritual hub that has been providing spiritual, educational, social, and relief services to the Haitian Community in Miami and Haiti for the past 39 years.
The center offers 2,178.1 square feet of classroom space. Recently, the Archdiocese allocated $1,200,000 to renovate the facilities to continue the operation of the center with its different programs, such as the literacy program, the day-care center, the after-school and summer programs. Due to its outstanding track record in servicing the Haitian American Community, Notre-Dame often engages in ecumenical partnerships, as a channel to provide much-needed services to the Haitian Community, as witnessed post-January 12, 2010 earthquake where Notre-Dame spearheaded and was the depository for 75% of all relief aid being transported to Haiti.
The history behind the center
The Pierre Toussaint Leadership & Learning Center was directed by Father Thomas G. Wenski now serving as Archbishop of Miami, in the early 1980s to meet not only the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Haitian American communities of South Florida but also to provide numerous social, educational and legal services to newly arrived Haitian immigrants.
In 2010, Reverend Reginald Jean-Mary added an after-school tutoring program to children in kindergarten to 8th grade. This program provides a challenging, yet enjoyable, academically structured curriculum supported in part by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
An Effort of Many Decades
An Impact Like No Other
The services we offer
Making Differences in the Communities of South Florida
Helping Build the Future
our technology lab
The newly inaugurated Technology Lab at the PTLLC has 60+ computers equipped with Microsoft Windows and Other office tools to provide the best learning experience to our students. In addition, the spacious environment promotes one-on-one learning and training capabilities which will enable both students and teachers an enjoyable learning experience.
With strategic partnerships, we find the right resources to empower students and all who want to learn and catch with the technological curve.
Using Technology to promote skills toward employment and business development.
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