Civic Engagement

Sant La Fellows: Next Generation of Civic Leaders

Sant La Fellows is a community leadership fellowship program that targets Haitian-Americans in South Florida. We will choose Fellows who have demonstrated a passion for volunteering and community involvement. The 12-month program will deepen their understanding of ethical and efficient leadership, community-building, Haitian cultural heritage, civic participation, philanthropy, and it will connect them with leaders heading... more »

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Arts & Culture

Intelligent Systems

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS is a full-length multimedia opera composed and created by Carson Kievman, the Artistic Director of SoBe Institute of the Arts, a non-profit arts organization located in South Beach. This innovative work features a 15-piece ensemble performing in conjunction with projected, animated film images complemented with meticulous costume construction and mechanical stage and lighting effects.

Through this... more »

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Civic Engagement

100 Great Ideas Public Engagement Campaign

Miami is filled with smart, solution oriented citizens who care about their community and who would contribute to solving community and social issues in a public, collaborative forum if the barriers to engagement were lowered. However, there are very few practical ways for people in Miami to access decision makers in order to share their ideas for community improvement and do so with limited requirements asked of them.... 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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Civic Engagement

Millennial Action

Although voter participation shows high numbers in Miami Dade the age of the voters reflects very low participation from younger voters. This project intents to look for what would turn a millennial into an active participant in the democratic process.

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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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Health & Safety

CPR Anytime™ Training in Miami-Dade County Schools

Teaching and empowering students to perform CPR is the ideal way to create the next generation of lifesavers. This project would teach and promote bystander CPR to students in Miami-Dade County Schools. Bystander response rates increase when people feel they are equipped to help and feel comfortable to step in. Interestingly, youth are excellent candidates for CPR training as they demonstrate a "no-fear" approach to... more »

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Transportation

Better Streets Prototype

Using the design standards for the concept of Complete Streets (essentially, streets that, in the appropriate context, are designed to safely and comfortably accommodate all users), we seek to create a demonstration project that effectively transforms an existing street into a Complete Street.

This will be done in partnership with a local municipality. The City of Miami has expressed an interest in supporting such... 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

Community Science Workshop in Camp Owaissa Bauer

Our Community Science Workshop(CSW) initiative is a program that engages underprivileged youth in interactive and hands-on science. Students in our interactive workshops use tools, design experiments, plant gardens, and explore their environments, all while expanding their thinking and creating a connection between themselves and the surrounding world. We want to expand the (CSW) Program to south Miami-Dade, an area that... more »

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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 »

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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

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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Arts & Culture

River Of Art

The River Of Art is a gathering place of Miami’s good people, changemakers, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, businesspeople and artists. Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make... more »

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