New citizen from Haiti has new goal in Brockton -- City Council

New citizen from Haiti has new goal in Brockton -- City Council

One year after earning his U.S. citizenship, a 26-year-old from Haiti said he wants to give back to his new country by running for a seat on the Brockton City Council. Jean Bradley Derenoncourt is beginning his campaign to become a councilor-at-large for the city of Brockton, with a launch event set for Saturday, planned to coincide with his one-year anniversary of becoming an American citizen.  As published in The Enterprise.

In aftermath of earthquake, young Haitian pursues American dream in Brockton

In aftermath of earthquake, young Haitian pursues American dream in Brockton

Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, now 26 and living in Brockton, said he looked on with sadness as devastation surrounded him, claiming the lives of about 220,000 people in his native country of Haiti, when the nation was struck on Jan. 12, 2010 by a catastrophic earthquake. Living through this, he said, changed his perspective forever, before he went on to pursue the American dream.  Article as published by The Enterprise.