Trezò /trā-zò/ noun: (Haitian Creole) treasure

Trezò is a Nashville-based non-profit organization that supports an intimate, community-based Christian day school in Cayes-Jacmel, Haiti.  The school provides a place of safety, education, nutrition, and healthcare for a small group of children (currently 85).  Founded in 2011 by two US nurses and a Haitian national, Trezò is built on the principle that lasting hope for Haiti will come from Haitians.

The school’s founder, administration and staff are all Haitians, there is a Haitian curriculum and Haitian food.  We provide what they lack – seed money and some skills training – and the Haitian community owns the project.  The school is known as both “The Non-Denominational School” as it is open to children of all religious backgrounds, and “Espwa de Jeunes (Children’s Hope).”