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Universal Learning Centre Accepting Nominations for the “Courage in Learning” Award for Upcoming Gala in Phoenix, Arizona

[PHOENIX, ARIZONA – August 30, 2013] Universal Learning Centre (, a not-for-profit organization that builds and sustains library learning centers in developing nations, announces the opening for nominations of recipients for the “Courage in Learning” Award at its upcoming Fundraiser Gala to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Nominee should exemplify the notion of courage in learning.  They should provide an example that you can still learn in adverse conditions. Nominations are due by September 23rd, 2014. Click here for the nomination form.

The Gala, a fundraiser for ULC, will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  A cocktail reception and silent auction featuring Haitian street art will begin at 6:00pm followed by the “Courage in Learning” award presentation, dinner including a sampling of Haitian food and entertainment.  Community members may register for the event at ULC Gala Phoenix 2014.

Having opened its first site in December 2009, a month prior to the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Universal Learning Centre now has three successfully operating centers, all of which are the first of their kind in their communities. The organization recently opened its first computer and media lab at its largest site in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, and is now working to provide more consistent electricity to the lab.

To donate, or to learn more about Universal Learning Centre, visit or call (888) 418-1101.

About Universal Learning Centre:

Universal Learning Centre (ULC) was founded in 2005 by Jacques M. Jean and a small but passionate board of directors.  A Haitian native, Mr. Jean stepped into a library for the first time in his life at age 18 and had a transformational experience.  From that point on, his personal mission, and later that of the organization, became providing similar educational resources and learning opportunities to people in developing nations.  The organization currently has sites in Pilate, Ferrier and Ouanaminthe, Haiti and in support of its strategic plan, the board, staff and volunteers are working on plans for sites in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.


ULC is a section 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on how you can help, visit

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