Mackenson and Vanessa Massé  were both born in Haiti and came to America at the age of seven. Life in a new country was very different and difficult, especially for their parents. Struggling to learn English, but with few resources, their parents settled for low paying jobs in an effort to provide for their families. Children coming from Haiti also experience the hardships of learning English. Without Creole-speaking teachers, or books such as Palé NOW, the process can be difficult and frustrating. This story is shared by many Haitian families living in America. Mackenson and Vanessa, through their experience with friends, family and others, became aware of a lack of progress in the Haitian community due to the language barrier. They’ve made a commitment through Palé NOW to provide a means for the Haitian community to break this barrier and truly experience the American dream.

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