Economy

Incubate Social Change

As Miami grows it faces a number of serious social and environmental problems that will impede its ability to have a truly robust economy and compete in global markets. We believe that our local entrepreneurs can solve these problems: problems that are not being addressed effectively by other sectors alone, problems that also represent substantial market opportunities and the potential for diversified and inclusive job... more »

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Economy

popSTART

popSTART is a not-for-profit initiative of the Global Shapers Community: Miami Hub which aims to help small independently owned businesses by connecting them with strategic resources throughout the local community.

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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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Housing & Affordability

Community Scholars in Affordable Housing

Miami consistently tops lists of the most expensive cities in the nation due to the high costs of housing and transportation. Nearly half of the households in the region are cost-burdened—that is, they spend more than 30% of their income on housing. Adequate provision of affordable housing has been linked with enhanced opportunities for educational success in children, improved health outcomes, and local economic stimulus,... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Creating Conservation and Recreation Oases in Virginia Key

MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) is a volunteer based coastal habitat restoration project based at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. We engage thousands of volunteers per year with a broad portfolio of tools including science exhibits, social media, and eco-art. Over 5,000 volunteers have restored over 15 acres of coastal habitat on public lands since 2007. These volunteers are creating what... more »

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Arts & Culture

Murals For Identity within Communities

Miami Light Project will work together with Alice Mizrachi, a visual artist and educator, and with community partners to establish a series of public art murals in the greater Miami community. Alice will work with youth and families to let them express their identity and to capture their personal stories through visual arts. The artist and students from local schools and social service groups will develop a total of five... more »

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Economy

Revive the Apprentice Model in Miami

We are growing a new pathway for professional success in Miami. According to recent studies, Miami is the hardest city in the country to find a job. Young people go into debt getting college degrees, to then find themselves underemployed or unemployed, working most frequently in entry-level roles where they learn from the lowest ranking managers in a company. That's a backward way to build a vibrant talent force.... more »

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Civic Engagement

Urban Paradise Guild: Volunteerism Unleashed!

Our GOALS: 1. Engage 10,000+ Volunteers per year. Every project is designed to: 2. Make Miami a better place to live today. 3. Make Miami's future safer from Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change. Urban Paradise Guild (UPG) has fielded hundreds or thousands of Volunteers every year from 2009-2014. Now, we are ready to grow! UPG is a Volunteer-Powered Organization: 100% of our Staff and Workers are Volunteers! In the... more »

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Education

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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Civic Engagement

Voting App

Lack of information and limited understanding is one of the critical factors that is often sited by voters as their reason for not voting. We’d like to prototype a county-specific voter app that at minimum: 1) Clearly and objectively translates what’s on the ballot from legal jargon to a clear, simple, unbiased question 2) Provides links to voting recommendations (or endorsements) from several varied local organizations... 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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