As head of neighborhood center, Gepsie Metellus strives to give Haitian Americans a community voice
A prominent voice of the local Haitian American community as executive director of the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Gepsie Metellus aims to dispel misconceptions about the community to outsiders while promoting education and entrepreneurship within. The 6-year-old, non-profit center serves about 6,000 people annually, offering free financial guidance, management-skills training and community outreach. Ms. Metellus hopes it remains a vital support resource but envisions the 35-year-old community evolving into a thriving, civically active local presence within 10 years. She was interviewed in her Sant La office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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