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Yve-Car Momperousse (New Jersey 2005)
Yve-Car Momperousse participated in the NEW Leadership™ New Jersey program in 2005 while she was a student at Rutgers – Camden, majoring in Urban Studies. As an undergraduate she worked as a Youth Empowerment Instructor in Philadelphia and was the founder and director of the National Haitian Student Alliance (NHSA), which is a non-profit organization for students run by Haitian students. As director of NHSA she mobilized over 4,000 students in 11 different states to work on behalf of their community and organized the National Haitian Student Conference which brings out over 1,000 attendees.
Yve-Car has worked with many non-profit organizations including, but not limited to; New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, New Jersey Citizen Action, and the Empowerment Group. She served as a Fellow at the Center for Progressive Leadership and Project Coordinator at the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network. She also served as the Grants Coordinator for the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey, during which time she raised over $300,000 for AIDS related programs through State, Federal, local, foundation and corporate grants. Yve-Car is extremely involved in the Haitian community and is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Haiti Group and she has helped to raise over 100,000 for International Development in Haiti as Founder and Board Chair of the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia.
In May 2010, Yve-Car became the first Haitian-American elected to the Democratic State Committee from Philadelphia in a landslide victory. In this capacity she has been charged with supporting the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania’s most important mission — getting more highly-qualified Democrats elected to public office at the federal, state, and local levels. Yve-Car now represents all registered Democrats at both county and district meetings of the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania as a voting member of official party business for the seventh senatorial district.
Prior to her election to the Democratic State Committee, Yve-Car honed her leadership skills as the Executive Vice President of the Philadelphia Young Democrats (PYD). PYD was looking for new leaders to innovate and engage its membership. She worked to revive the organization by engaging area youth in the democratic process and provided greater access for politicians to young professionals during the campaign season. Yve-Car has served as the Women’s Caucus Chair of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats, Women’s Caucus Secretary for Young Democrats America, and as a Board Member for the Pennsylvania Women’s Campaign Fund.
Yve-Car currently works at Cornell University as Director of Diversity Relations and Alumni Programming. She continues to advocate and work on behalf of disenfranchised communities locally and globally.