Unspoken Smiles Foundation’s Profile

Alumni
active 4 years, 7 months ago
Unspoken Smiles Foundation
Academic interests

International Affairs, Public Health, Global Health Diplomacy

Bio

Our vision is to create access to dental care for children in impoverished countries with systematically poor oral hygiene. By using education and prevention, in our initial pilot in Haiti, we have helped more than 1000 elementary school improve their teeth, brush better, and built the habits for a lifelong smile.

Phone
347- 722-0452

My Courses

ECON 1101 – Macroeconomics

ECON 1101 – Macroeconomics

Fundamental economic ideas and the operation of the economy on a national scale. Production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, the exchange process, the role of government, the national income and its distribution, GDP, consumption function, savings function, investment spending, the multiplier principle and the influence of government spending on income and output. Analysis of monetary policy, including the banking system and the Federal Reserve System.

ENGLISH 2000: Globalization and Literature (Perspectives in Literature, spring 2013)

ENGLISH 2000: Globalization and Literature (Perspectives in Literature, spring 2013)

In this course, we will study literature across genres, eras, and locales. We will examine broad themes such as family and home, the individual and society, good and evil, and the conflicts surrounding globalization. Specifically, we will examine the fascinating and yet confusing concept of globalization, especially its relation to literature. The central question that we will ask in this class is: what does globalization feel like? The novels, short stories, non-fiction essays, plays, and poems that we will read will help us answer this question, for literature is very good at revealing and performing feelings.

My Projects

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

There are millions of children in the world of emerging developing countries who do not have Access to dental care. Pain, infection and dysfunction are an unfortunate way of life due to the unintended consequences of not having access to adequate dental care and preventive measures. According to WHO: ” 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities worldwide.” If we truly want to solve this world health crisis, the best place to start is prevention. My name is Jean Paul Laurent and I am the founder and CEO of unspoken smiles foundation. Our vision is to create access to dental care for children in impoverished nations who are affected by tooth decay. We intend to achieve our goal through education and prevention rather than providing temporary treatments that often time fail. Our initial program in Haiti has been widely successful, and so far more than a 1000 elementary school’s children in Haiti are brushing better and one step closer to a healthier life every day they continue. We plan to expand our initiative by providing world-class professional and technical training to local unemployed high school graduates, which can lead to career-building jobs in the dental field and help end the shortage of dentists to meet the need of the Haitian population. Inspired by the model used by TOMS shoe, we will start selling toothbrushes in the U.S. Market on a buy one give one basis. For each toothbrush you purchase, we will provide a free toothbrush and education to an impoverished child. Our mission is to transform the goodwill of socially conscious Americans into a stable source of funding for our global social enterprise.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

Salsa Club

Salsa Club

The Salsa Club was created to teach students how to dance salsa as well as bachata, merengue, and cumbia. We want students to have fun and let loose after a long and stressful class. Students will have a great learning experience and get a work out in at the same time! We are located in the Klitgord Center Gym Mondays and Wednesday from 11am-12:15pm and Thursdays at 1:45pm-3pm. To find out further information email us at CityTechSalsaClub@gmail.com