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Environment & Public Space

Rebuilding Historical Arch Creek Park Structures

On October 30th there was a large fire at Arch Creek which caused the main picnic shelter to burn down. Along with this damage the remaining shelters were damaged due to deterioration. Arch Creek Park is a historical, archaeological, and natural preserve. It was founded by the Arch Creek Trust and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces in 1982 Arch Creek Park would like to rebuild these structures as well as... 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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Arts & Culture

MCM Superheroes Share Powers of Play, Learn, Imagine and Create

Miami Children’s Museum is preparing to launch a new initiative that will help express the importance for children to PLAY, LEARN, IMAGINE and CREATE. The Museum’s in-house theatrical group has put together an ensemble of characters that embody each of these qualities. Similar to SUPERHEROES, with their bright and fancy costumes, but actually ORDINARY, each character’s mission is to share their knowledge and ability with... more »

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Economy

Service Dogs and Restaurants

This project witll work with Chambers of Commerce and reaturant owners to educate them about the service dog provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law. We also propose to train users of service dog.Service dogsa re individually trained to serve people with disabilities, come in a lsizes and breeds, and serve a range of disabilities. This project will reduce tensions, and increase awareness.... more »

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Arts & Culture

Art/Work Connections

Artists often come out of their educational programs (whether it be official schooling or learned on the street) lacking even basic business skills. Artists operate essentially as solo entrepreneurs, or perhaps with a small staff, if they are more successful. Like any entrepreneur, they face numerous business issues, including contract negotiation, financial management, health care, marketing, sales and many more. However,... more »

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Health & Safety

Walk for Life

To increase physical activity and to serve local families and individuals, the Parks Department, the Parks Foundation, the Deering Estate at Cutler, and the Deering Estate Foundation will launch a community walking program that is accessible and welcoming to all. “Walk for Life” is a volunteer supported walking program to get all ages and abilities moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise. Participants... more »

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Arts & Culture

Next Generation: From Alienage to Belonging via Museum Programs

The Cuban Museum will gather a team of arts & education experts from Miami-Dade County to formulate a programs strategy that, when applied by any arts organization in the county, can help to close the gap between "foreignness" and "ownership" of community and city, starting with middle-school age children in Dade Public Schools.

Miami-Dade’s population is often perceived as a transient population. The statistic revealed... more »

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Civic Engagement

Youth Volunteer Engagement - Meaningful Opportunities for 5-17

HandsOn Miami has recently installed a Youth Advisory Council - a youth Board of Directors consisting of 14 teenagers representing 11 different schools across Miami-Dade County. Their goal for 2015 is to inspire, equip, and mobilize 500 of their peers (ages 5-17 years of age) in active and meaningful hands-on volunteer service to make Miami a better place by supporting local nonprofit organizations.
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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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Civic Engagement

Public Servants awareness day

Each year, the center solicit and recruits young adults from 18-35 and engage them to getting to know their elected officials. The day begins with morning devotion centered around scriptures giving authority to public servants, then followed by breakfast. Following Breakfast, the larger group participates in an opening plenary that covers elected offices from local cities up to the federal level. Following the plenary,... more »

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Economy

Ignition Accelerator for Nonprofits and Social Ventures

The Ignition Accelerator provides early-stage development for innovative ideas with social impact. The program is for non-profits and individuals to help develop viable and sustainable social programs.

Our curriculum is based on developing successful non-profit and social ventures. We apply entrepreneurial principles to social impact projects by focusing on (1) rapid access to funding, (2) intensive educational programming... more »

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Civic Engagement

Accelerate Civic Engagement Platforms - City Year Miami

Since 2008, City Year Miami has been serving the community through civic engagement and citizen service. In just 7 years, we have grown from 82 AmeriCorps members serving in 7 schools, to 212 AmeriCorps members serving in 18 schools and engaging over 12,000 community members across South Florida. As the fastest developing site in the City Year network, City Year Miami’s goal is to increase its core size from 212 to 436... 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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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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