Bringing systemic change to marginalized communities in Haiti, one person at a time

Jesus Youth Missions to Haiti Began

March 16, 2011

First group of Jesus Youth Missionaries, led by Caritas in Veritate International, attempts to bring aid to internally displaced refugees living in Camp Corail in the city Croix-Des-Bouqets

September 1, 2014

Through the efforts of Donna Pinheiro, Siju George and Jimmy Kavil, a group of students from Camp Corail were selected to receive financial support from well wishers in Jesus Youth.

August 16, 2016

Brian Mundackal is sent by Jesus Youth as a missionary for further study on the feasibility of a larger project for education in the Haitian situation.

Lumen Vitae Begins

June 1, 2017

Jesus Youth of America creates a subsidiary charitable organization tasked to bring dignity through education to the poorest in the world. Several Jesus Youth leaders come together to form the Board of Directors, appointing Bijo Thomas as the Board President and Brian Mundackal as the Executive Director.

June 1, 2017

With nearly 600 children in the program, growth in activities leads to the opening of the first professional school “The Learning Center” and Lumen Vitae Office.

November 1, 2020

Due to the effect of COVID-19 and rapid inflation of goods, over 2,450 people came together to participate in the first ever “Race For The Light”, which raised $260,000 to feed poor families in Haiti for an entire year.