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Housing & Affordability

Free Dorms for Homeless Students

Homeless Students have it tough. Some are fortunate to receive scholarships and as such are able to continue their studies at colleges and universities around the country. Unfortunately most colleges and universities close their dorms for summer and winter recess. When this happens homeless students end up on the streets. Not only are homeless students impacted by this unfortunate matter, but other students suffer as... more »
Who are you?

Tina Cornely is the former Director of IT of the Guggenheim Museum & the former Ops Director of the MAM. She currently is the Founder & CEO of Bridging Humanity, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the less fortunate how to become self sufficient.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Miami is blessed because our community provides free housing and/or affordable housing for low income individuals. Homeless Students who are trying to better themselves and are going to college need the same courtesy. This project will raise awareness about this overlooked matter and help create a safety net for these vulnerable kids.

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

For starters it is enhancing the quality of life of homeless students who are attending FIU and also helps make sure they have the tools and their basic needs met so they can focus on their studies.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We have partnered with FIU to help raise awareness about the status of their homeless students. In addition to this partnership we have also reached out to homeless liaisons in 23 different states. We are also coordinating our efforts with the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his team so we can collectively address this matter to make sure that colleges and universities around the country have at least one dorm left open and/or make arrangements so these kids have a place to stay.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Bridging Humanity

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Arts & Culture

Between Here & No Where: The Journey to Belong

Between Here & No Where is an art exhibition that will create innovative temporary public art spaces that will serve to raise awareness about homelessness. The participating artists are homeless art students, homeless artists or artists who use their art to raise awareness about homelessness. This project will help unite the community and serve to galvanize our citizens. It will also provide an opportunity for these... more »
Who are you?

Tina Cornely is the former IT Director of the Guggenheim Museum, the former Ops Director of MAM and UM teacher. She is the Founder & CEO of Bridging Humanity, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the less fortunate how to become self sufficient.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

This art exhibition will travel to different venues in Miami during October 2015, World Homeless Month. It will be on view at a wide spectrum of venues, ie FIU, MB botanical garden, New World School of the Arts, art galleries & homeless centers. It will serve to raise awareness about the cause of homelessness & what we can do. Turning a blind eye is not an option. Knowledge is key. This show will use art to raise awareness & disseminate info to the public about what they can do to help out.

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

This project addresses poverty, homelessness and the plight of homeless students.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We have 4 venues for the show. The former head of the Homeless Trust has agreed to write our forward. Participating artists include: Willie Baronet, Juan Travieso, Patrick Farrell (pulitzer prize winning Miami Herald Photographer), Jacq Wolf,
Rob Woodcox, Neith Nevelson (artist & grand daughter of Louise Nevelson who is a former homeless person), Audrey Gair, (winner of the National Latino Art Beat & the National Young Arts Silver Portfolio), Deborah Shelton Tynes &
Rosa Naday Garmendia.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Bridging Humanity

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