Environment & Public Space

Our City on the Sea - SeaGrass & Sustainability

What can YOU do to preserve Miami’s precious resources? How does sea level rise affect our community? Take a wade in our sea grass beds and learn from our naturalists how the health of our sea grasses will be impacted by sea level rise and how it will be affecting our community. Participants would explore the sea grass beds that grow in our shallow waters off Key Biscayne and then predict how the marine landscape... more »

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Civic Engagement

Public Servants awareness day

Each year, the center solicit and recruits young adults from 18-35 and engage them to getting to know their elected officials. The day begins with morning devotion centered around scriptures giving authority to public servants, then followed by breakfast. Following Breakfast, the larger group participates in an opening plenary that covers elected offices from local cities up to the federal level. Following the plenary,... more »

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Education

MDC Single Stop Mentoring Program:Access, Retention, and Success

Miami Dade College (MDC) Single Stop program is a “One Stop Shop” for students to connect to social services, mentoring programs, and academic counseling. Established in 2010, MDC Single Stop program proactively works to assist low-income students to obtain a college degree. MDC and its partners provide necessary counseling and coaching for participants from pre-registration to graduation and job placement. The program... more »

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Economy

Kiva Zip Miami

Kiva Zip is a crowd-lending platform that enables financially excluded small entrepreneurs to access loan capital. These entrepreneurs are able to crowd-fund a loan of 5 to 10K with 0% interest on our platform. Through our platform more than 35,000 lenders from around the world have lent to entrepreneurs in the United States. In addition to the financial capital, our borrowers also connect with thousands of lenders who... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Family Programs at Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers several innovative programs to engage children, families and the community in the exploration of the world of tropical plants and ecosystems. These fun, interdisciplinary, and interactive experiences focus on a diversity of themes including edible gardening, plant and pollinator relationships, biodiversity as well as habitat and resource conservation in South Florida and beyond!... more »

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Education

FIU Project Panther Life: Learning is for Everyone

Project Panther LIFE: Learning Is For Everyone is a certificate, non-degree program of study which allows students with Intellectual Disabilities to access and participate in a variety of FIU courses, varied job shadowing opportunities throughout campus, supervised employment internship experiences in the community, and other required program and community activities (e.g., Summer Residential Program, online academic... more »

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Housing & Affordability

Housing: NHSSF Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

Having a safe, decent and affordable place to live allows people to put down roots and communities to grow strong. It also gives homeowners the stability to keep their children in school, anticipate financial expenses and get to know their neighbors. Buying a home is one of life's biggest decisions and financial investments, and can be intimidating for anyone. Focusing on low to moderate income individuals, our Neighborhood... more »

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Arts & Culture

Opera Grows in Liberty City

Opera: an art form which involves all the arts- music, dance, visual, literary, all of the humanities wrapped into a beautiful dramatic presentation. Orchestra Miami wants to teach the children of Liberty City about the humanities by teaching the skills to produce, perform and present their own opera. All the kids participating in our program learn basic music- choral singing, percussion, recorders, handbells. They learn... more »

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Economy

In The Loop 305

IN THE LOOP 305 asks what it takes to actualize a creative economy in Miami? IN THE LOOP 305 asks how can we promote more age, ethnic, and geographic diversity in the culture spaces of Miami? IN THE LOOP 305 asks how we change our city by having the ability to influence change agents? Goals: * Support the creative industries. * Reduce silos and support the policy changes needed to make Miami a friendlier city. * Develop... more »

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Education

UMCCE: Pathways to Progress

Access to and success in postsecondary educational pursuits is an important factor in today’s socioeconomic climate, particularly in the United States. A substantial literature indicates that going to college is associated with significant increases in opportunity, income, career achievement, health, and quality of life. In America, however, unequal access to high quality educational opportunities remains a serious challenge.... more »

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Civic Engagement

South Florida Technology Learning Centers

The South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA) has launched a comprehensive “digital empowerment” initiative called the South Florida Technology Learning Center project (TLC). The goal of TLC is to better prepare our community to participate and compete in the new digital society and digital economy by helping our residents become more adept at using new technologies. The TLC program provides access to technology, training,... more »

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Transportation

Achieving a Walkable Wynwood

The Wynwood BID has, in only one year, become a force for change within the business and arts district of Wynwood. Change is everywhere you look--from new, ground-up construction of residential buildings for the first time in over a decade; monthly art walks that attract over 15,000 people to the district; even the presence of several microbreweries to open this month. Wynwood has never been stronger. As a civic organization... more »

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Education

Engaging Miami Students: Opportunities in Health & Environment

In collaboration with the University of Miami (UM) and other partners, this project affords Miami-based students the opportunity to complement their academic training with real-world opportunities in population, health and environment (PHE) issues. The project will advance talent, opportunity and engagement by: - pioneering the first PHE integrated program of its kind in the country and leveraging it to directly serve... more »

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Education

Bringing Minnesota Magic to the Magic City

Why should kids in Minnesota be more prepared for Kindergarten than kids in Miami-Dade? The Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) uses the AmeriCorps model to provide trained literacy tutors for children beginning in PreK. It is the largest state AmeriCorps program in the country. We are working with them to launch the Miami-Dade Reading Corps as the first replication in Florida for this innovative and successful program in school... more »

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