Little Haiti Business Association
NE2P is working towards making Little Haiti the next hot spot in Miami. Already a vibrant community, this area has the potential to be the ultimate authentic Haitian cultural experience. As the commercial landscape transitions, NE2P foresees that area small businesses will be able to capitalize on and benefit from the increase in traffic and pedestrian counts. In order to realize these benefits, NE2P hopes to coach and assist small business artisans, retailers, and restaurateurs for their next phase of growth by building a partnership between small business and property owners in Little Haiti. Northeast Second Avenue Partnership (NE2P) aims to build the capacity of Little Haiti small businesses, in part, through its Small Business Association. This is an innovative collaboration of the community that currently does not otherwise exist in the area.
Technical Assistance to Small Businesses
NE2P works closely with small business artisans, retailers and restaurateurs facilitating micro-enterprise grants, providing technical assistance so that shops may become tourist friendly, and linking businesses to programs and services offered by the City, such as commercial facade, code compliance, and the Small Business Loan Fund.
NE2P host two monthly events. First, an educational, social and cultural event for young professionals every second Friday of the month featuring a guest speaker who discusses various topics in French and Haitian Creole affecting the Haitian Diaspora. The second event is this project, Poetic Lakay, held every last Friday of the month. Poetic Lakay (PL) showcases poetic, musical, and dance performances from local artists.
Citizens on Patrol
NE2P provides financial and technical support to volunteers that provide neighborhood crime watch and patrol serverices
Marketing and Branding of Little Haiti
NE2P has placed decorative banners in Downtown Little Haiti and refurbished oil drums to serve as trash bins helping to brand and beautify Little Haiti.