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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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Style Saves: Crazy Cool 4 Back 2 School 2015

Founded by FORD Fashion Stylist Rachael Russell and a group of philanthropic-minded young professionals, Style Saves raises funds to help underprivileged students. In collaboration with The Miami Foundation, Style Saves works with local retail stores, designers, and boutiques to provide kids of all ages with back-to-school basics like clothing, uniforms, shoes, accessories, and prescription eyewear. In 2014, over 1,500... more »

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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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Young Women Workshop

Viernes Culturales will host a 5 hour workshop for underprivileged young women.

We will have speakers from all walks of life who understand these young women and who will have

concrete situations that will impact our attendees.

Our focus is the Little Havana area as we are a staple in the community which is lacking these programs.

Our aim is to guide, sponsor, mentor these young ladies in all walks of their lives.

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Support Tomorrow's Future

The mission of Support Tomorrow’s Future (STF) is to provide educational consulting, coaching, outreach, counseling and financial support to families, students and educators to fulfill their educational goals and innovative academic pursuits. We are a private, non-profit organization with the vision of improving access to educational opportunities for all and motivating students to enroll in higher education.

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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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TRANSItioning Programming for the Transgender Community of SoFla

Our year-long project provides much needed guidance, learning tools & services to assist this underserved and often overlooked segment of our community…Resulting in a better understanding of the Trans community, better trained & prepared individuals, employment opportunities & overall support. - ESTABLISHING TRANSMiami Center, 2 meetings per month..2nd & 3rd Tues of every month. 6-8pm - Providing support, guest speakers... more »

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ELEVATE. A day of Lifting your mind, body, spirit & social well-

BEING A BETTER PERSON - through what we eat, how we take care of ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. Many of us find some, most or all of these topics difficult to follow in our daily lives. Add the pressures of family, peers, ageing, economy & surroundings, and it often becomes overwhelming. Our project provides much needed guidance, learning tools & services to assist this under-served and often... more »

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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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Increasing High School Graduation Rates Among At-Risk Girls

Women of Tomorrow helps at-risk girls overcome obstacles, gain skills, improve academic performance, graduate from high school and go on to higher education and lives of greater opportunity. Our program includes group mentoring sessions, supportive peer relationships, career-focused field trips and specialized college campus visits, all designed to encourage girls to stay in school and aim high. Our efforts prevent dropouts,... more »

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Redirect at-risk, court directed youth academically and vocation

Combining the expertise of teachers and volunteer mentors from the business community and the University of Miami Law school, the first six months of the Empowered Youth (EY) Program are dedicated to teaching life skills and building character as a dropout prevention and academic performance improvement for students at-risk of failing, quitting school, ending up in prison or dead in the streets. During the second six... more »

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HealthCorps - Empowering Youth Through Wellness

HealthCorps University (HCU) is a train-the-trainer professional development program that empowers educators and administrators to bring HealthCorps’ innovative, health and wellness curriculum to schools, summer camps, community centers, and organizations. HCU provides hands-on training, engaging materials, tools, and support for trainees as they improve health and wellness through classroom education, staff engagement,... more »

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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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Hialeah Reads! Literacy Initiative

The City’s comprehensive literacy program, Hialeah Reads!, was implemented in the summer of 2000. Through Hialeah Reads!, the City of Hialeah has offered one to one reading tutoring for children, small group reading tutoring and intensive reading classes, a computerized reading program for adults and children to aid with English language skills, conversational English classes for adults, one to one basic literacy assistance... more »

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