Yve-Car Momperousse


Yve-Car Momperousse is an experienced professional with 10 years of non-profit management practice. Ms. Momperousse currently works for Cornell University as the Director of Diversity Alumni Programs in Alumni Affairs and Development. Yve-Car focuses on empowerment through fundraising. She raised $300,000 for the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey and worked with the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, State Senators and the Haitian Community to raise $100,000 for the Haiti Earthquake Relief and Rebuilding Fund.

Ms. Momperousse has played a key role in conceptualizing, starting and reimagining strategic initiatives. She co-founded the National Haitian Student Alliance with Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean and managed a national conference of over 800 attendees for 4 years. She served as Project Coordinator for the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network where she prepared and monitored the State of NJ’s program budget in addition to designing and teaching over 100 classes. Yve-Car also taught and designed entrepreneurship curriculums for students in K-12 for the Empowerment Group and re-designed and taught over 300 financial education courses for low to moderate income communities for New Jersey Citizen Action. Yve-Car was the first 1st Haitian-American elected to the Philadelphia Democratic State Committee in a landslide victory. Her rise to election was fueled by her long-term involvements with the Philadelphia Young Democrats, Pennsylvania Young Democrats, Young Democrats for America, and the Pennsylvania Women’s campaign fund.


Yve-car recently launched her an affordable-luxury beauty line, Kreyol Essence, which provides quality and diverse organic beauty products for hair, skin and body from Haiti. Her signature product is Haitian Black castor oil, known more commonly in as lwil maskreti or Palma Christi. Her products are known for growing and thickening hair, reducing scars and muscle aches and comes in decadent aromas. Yve-Car currently employs over 50 farmers and women in Haiti to produce her unique line and she is poised to hire 400 people in the next few years as part of the companies social impact goal. Kreyòl Essence seeks to be a game changing company which represents exotic multicultural products and brands that enhance natural lifestyles and improves the world.


Yve-Car holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning from Rutgers University. She is currently getting her Masters in International Development with a focus on Rural Agriculture at Cornell University. Yve-Car has been bestowed numerous honors including the Orphans International Worldwide Global Citizen Award, Newark’s (NJ) Excellence in Teaching Award from the Mayor’s office, Certificate of Excellence form the Rutgers Center for Women and Politics, named Fellow at the Center for Progressive Leadership, featured by the Haitian Embassy as a leading entrepreneur in their Discover Haiti series, was named by the Haitian Times as 13 to watch in 2013, and recognized for her work by the Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible (WETATI). To learn more about Kreyol Essence and Yve-Car, visit http://www.kreyolessence.com and http://www.yvecar.com


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