Education

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 overlooked segment of our community…Resulting in a better understanding of the LGBT community, better trained & prepared individuals, tools for a better quality of life & overall support.

 

According the U.S. Census, over 10% of our 2.6 million Miami-Dade County residents identify as LGB or T, with hundreds arriving each day via the Caribbean & Latin America – often undocumented – making this number much higher.

Family rejection, fear for their safety & lives because of their sexual orientation, abuse and lack of laws protecting equal rights for all – often leads to issues of depression, social anxiety & low self esteem – directed at ourselves and those around us.

Who are you?

UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA
The First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latino|Hispanic|LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) Community - advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Self Esteem, Health & Wellness all directly affect how we treat ourselves and others around us. ELEVATE offers the tools to be a Better Person - to yourself, your mind, body, spirit & social well being.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Education

Please give examples of your project's success.

Since 200, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida has provided the South Florida community with programming, trainings & workshops - all geared at self improvement, awareness & growth within and with the Hispanic|Latino|LGBTQ community. ELEVATE is the natural next step... to bring many of these issues of Healthy Eating, Exercise, Spiritual growth, Taking leadership in your own health & well being, dating & social skill development, art & creativity - in partnership with local businesses & orgs.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida

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