|Address||40 Argyle Rd |
Brooklyn, New York , United States
|| April 00, 1954
Aug 09, 2017 09:58pm
|Info||Dr. Mathieu Eugene made history by becoming the first Haitian elected official to the New York City Council. He was also the first to be elected twice, within months to the City Council. Dr. Eugene is a community leader, educator, health professional, local media personality and is the Founder of a non-profit organization in Flatbush serving young people for over a decade. He has dedicated his life to community service, both here in Brooklyn and in his native Haiti. He attended College Notre Dame, and graduated from Regina Assumpta College in Haiti. Dr. Eugene holds a Medical Degree from Universidad Del Norte Este in Mexico and is a member of the Aesclepius Medical Society. He is married with two children who attend local public schools. |
Dr. Eugene's commitment to the Caribbean community has led him to champion youth in the neighborhoods he lived in and to advocate for the healthcare rights of all people. While in Europe, Dr. Eugene developed a model for youth programming which promoted self-esteem, discipline, respect, and skills development in preparation for success in school and life. He has brought this particular program model to Brooklyn, where Dr. Eugene founded and directed YES (Youth Education and Sports), an organization serving hundreds of Brooklyn young people and their families from diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Eugene has made his mark as a leader and service provider in Brooklyn. He is a member of Community Board 14, as well as a member of the Community Board for In-patients at Maimonides Medical Center. He has taken a leadership role in public health efforts in Brooklyn, conducting annual health fairs, screenings and free health services for some of the most medically isolated populations in the borough. He's a co-founder of the Committee for the Development of Northern Haiti, providing support to immigrants here in Brooklyn. Dr. Eugene is a former President of the Haitian community of Holy Innocence Church. He hosts the "Youth and Family Empowerment" Cable TV Show on BCAT, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as well as newspapers serving the Caribbean Community.
By becoming the first Haitian elected official ever in New York, Dr. Eugene's position in representing the 40th Council District has demonstrated the commitment of all the voters in the district, to increase participation in the democratic process by all the members of this diverse multicultural district. More importantly, Dr. Eugene plans to continue to extend his community service efforts as an Elected Official. His priorities are to ensure quality education with smaller class size, improved access to healthcare for all, expanded employment opportunities in the district, improved public safety services and police/community relations, strong advocacy for neighborhood preservation and homeowners, improved affordable housing opportunities and to advocate for immigrant rights.