Health & Safety

Coverage to Care Miami

Coverage to Care Miami will be an extensive community education and social media initiative targeted to Miami-Dade residents informing them of their health insurance coverage options as well as how to access healthcare once insured. Numerous studies document the poor health outcomes of the uninsured and the significant challenges the newly insured experience navigating the health insurance maze in order to access healthcare... more »

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Civic Engagement

Office of [Civic] Innovation Incubator

The Problem: Currently, anyone looking to interface with the city on any form of community/civic/urbanist project becomes mired in cumbersome bureaucracy, accentuated by a crippling lack of coordination and communication among departments, officials, and administrators. A Solution: Creation of an "Office of [Civic] Innovation". Starting with a series of convenings with key community members and civic leaders, strategize... more »

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Education

Cinemagique

Cinemagique is a unique multidisciplinary, cross-cultural educational film program offered to students from third to twelfth grades in Miami-Dade public and charter schools. Students have the opportunity to view and critique European short films and learn short film production. This hands-on approach allows students to: • Develop the ability to think critically, creatively, and practically and learn how to assess... 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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Arts & Culture

A worthy home for world-class jazz

South Florida has a wealth of world-class talent in its jazz community. Although we have venues for classical music, opera, dance, and theater, there is no permanent venue dedicated to jazz. Moreover, existing (for-profit) jazz venues are disappearing. The Miami Jazz Cooperative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by 115 South Florida jazz musicians, educators, and broadcasters to establish a permanent,... more »

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Environment & Public Space

The Science Barge: an urban sustainable farm & education center

The Science Barge is a self-sustaining floating farm and environmental education center that will provide an urban link to fresh produce, marine conservation and sustainability. The Barge’s goal is to promote ecological sustainability through public demonstration, education and research projects related to the urban waterfront. In particular, its ability to grow crops without soil in a hydroponic greenhouse powered by... more »

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Arts & Culture

South Florida Arts Jobs Initiative

The South Florida Arts Jobs Initiative connects job seekers with thousands of arts organizations and the businesses that support them through a new web portal, MiamiArtsJOBS.com, and an annual South Florida Arts Jobs Fair. This initiative aims to stem a cultural talent drain from our region and attract new talent by demonstrating the demand and economic growth created by arts organizations that have expanded from 110... more »

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Arts & Culture

Take Back the Mic

Take Back the Mic is a competition in which the fan is the judge. In Year One, fans vote on our Amp.It platform for their top-choice artists from Jamaica, Colombia and Brazil. The finalists from each country battle it out for the Golden Mic at the finale in Miami – the 3 top-scoring Amp.it fans worldwide will join them. While the competing artists learn from celebrity mentors, the fans learn along with them -- and use... more »

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Education

Finding Affordable Paths To-and-Through College

Many college-intending students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, encounter a range of personal and financial obstacles during their post-high school summer that can lead them to change or even abandon their college plans. This phenomenon, known as “Summer Melt,” affects 20% of low-income college-intending young people from urban school districts nationwide—up to 40% for prospective community college students.... more »

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Environment & Public Space

South Pointe Park Coral Cam and Biorock Nursery

The South Pointe Park Coral Cam and Biorock Nursery will provide students, citizens, and tourists with a digital porthole into the aquatic life of Miami’s tropical reef ecosystem. The underwater camera will stream a live recording of South Pointe Park’s marinelife direct to the internet, where it can become a powerful symbol of Miami’s urban tropical ecology. Signage in the park and on the fishing pier will inform people... more »

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Civic Engagement

Liberty City Digital Commons (LCDC)

The Liberty City Digital Commons (LCDC) proposes the creation of a Wi-Fi network in Liberty Square, the largest public housing development in Miami’s Liberty City, a historically African American, culturally significant community where fewer than thirty percent of households have Internet access. The initiative will be launched using open technologies for wireless communications, such as mesh networking, to allow for... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Food Truck on the Frontlines: Fighting Poverty and Hunger

Food Truck on the Frontlines is an entrepreneurial food truck employment & hunger reduction program. With the project management skills of a top Miami culinary educator, Nature Links (NL) proposes to transform blighted public spaces in Miami into a solution to reduce poverty and hunger, two key social issues for vulnerable Miami residents. First, NL will expand their entrepreneurial food truck employment program for transitioning,... 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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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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Environment & Public Space

Colony1: A Sustainability Center for Miami using Art+Science

The Art of Cultural Evolution is an environmental and arts non-profit organization committed to urban sustainability. The organization has recently been awarded a 50 year land grant from Miami-Dade County to build Miami's first sustainability center, an eco-friendly community and sustainable ‘living building’, Colony1. It will be the 15th certified ‘living building’ by the Living Institute in the world and the first... more »

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