As much as these children are victims they are also resourceful and resilient. They have formed friendships on the streets and networks on the streets in order to survive. They have endured more suffering at the hands of inadequate adults and yet they have the will and determination to try to make it on their own. They are strong. They are wise. And they are my inspiration “
— Jeannette Pawula, Avanse CEO & Founder
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DEAN PAULS RED CARPET RECEPTION PHOTOS (CLICK ON PHOTO)

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Thank you for joining Avanse in providing immediate relief and support for street children in Haiti. Proceeds from this year's #AvanseBelieve event will fund the opening of Avanse's Outreach Center in Haiti that will become home to Haiti's abandoned children living in Cite Soleil, the poorest slum in the Western Hemisphere. Help us give these children a second chance at life by providing safety, hope and the opportunity to shape their futures.  

Opening Remarks:  Siera Santos, Master of Ceremonies

Welcome Address:  Paul Durbin, Avanse Advisory Board Chairman

Letter Reading from President Bill Clinton: Sarah Cunning, Avanse Host Committee Chairman

Believe in the Possible:  Jeannette Pawula, Avanse CEO

Lost Innocence

"Open Your Hearts": Illinois Senator, Kwame Raoul

Introduction of the Avanse Student High School Board at the British International School of Chicago