Civic Engagement

Power of Eight

This civic engagement project aims to create opportunities to connect eight individuals by inviting them to attend an event with food, conversation and networking in an intimate personal setting. Sharing experiences and professional networks will broaden individual community engagement using a small group format. There are four main goals of Power of Eight. Participants will have an opportunity to: (1) Connect with others... more »
Who are you?

I am exactly what the report denotes as a transplant from out of state, an immigrant, I am a working parent, I am a professional, I am a Miami Fellow, I am every woman. With all of that I still want to invest in my community.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

While beautiful in its scenic nature, Miami Dade County, home to 35 incorporated cities, can be somewhat fragmented in its community structure and engagement. Today, communities can be disconnected, missing solutions with disjointed ideas and/or redundant structures. This project can bring together people to increase their knowledge about civic engagement and volunteer opportunities to leverage their time and talent as a group increasing the power of eight.

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

Specifically the project will address areas of volunteer rates and charitable contributions. As we gather to have these times to connect participants will share their experiences volunteering, networking and creating stronger connections.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Power of Eight is modeled after "Dinner for 12 Strangers" a UCLA tradition for more than 45 years. As a UCLA alum I participated and I remember how it brought brought alumni, faculty and students from all generations together to enjoy good food and great conversation. An award-winning program, Dinners for 12 Strangers is emulated by hundreds of universities.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Power of Eight

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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 »
Who are you?

Ignition Fund supports brilliant ideas and innovation in
the fight against sex trafficking and violence against children. Ignition Accelerator use the techniques proven to develop effective programs in this field to support social ventures broadly.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Miami has a vibrant non-profit ecosystem with major players who draw national attention for innovation. There is remarkable coordination among these institutions for tackling long-established problems.

Our world is changing rapidly and those with the least are impacted disproportionately. But the established organizations are not best suited to address needs that arise quickly. Their large size, long funding cycles, and complex procedures make rapid change difficult for leading non-profits.

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

Ignition Accelerator will clearly spur economic growth. It will also bolster civic engagement and raise volunteer and charitable participation through new avenues to participate for all.

The impacts are multiplied across each of the eight targeted segments as each graduating class will support multiple social venture organizations. There will be particular emphasis on health and safety, arts and culture, and education while creating economic and social benefit through effective programs.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Ignition Fund supports programs, organizations, & individuals with innovative responses to social problems. CoFounder Sandy Skelaney, has built organizations from the ground up and successfully consults social venture organizations to create processes & procedures, obtain funding, and train organizations to deliver upon their social purpose. CoFounder Morgan Ware oversees foundations who fund social ventures and brings that skill to clients and the many non-profit boards she sits on.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Ignition Fund

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Economy

Revive the Apprentice Model in Miami

We are growing a new pathway for professional success in Miami. According to recent studies, Miami is the hardest city in the country to find a job. Young people go into debt getting college degrees, to then find themselves underemployed or unemployed, working most frequently in entry-level roles where they learn from the lowest ranking managers in a company. That's a backward way to build a vibrant talent force.... more »
Who are you?

Shaila & Kane, friends from the tech/startup space. Since launching in 2012, we have been named Echoing Green Fellows, Forbes 30 Under 30, & Next Leaders of the Future. Enstitute has been featured by CNN, Fast Company, and NYTimes.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

We are building a new pathway to economic success in Miami. We retain and develop top young talent, offering them outstanding professional development, access to powerful networks, and mentorship from our city's top economic leaders. We support businesses in Miami by offering them smart, ambitious, young talent who we develop over the course of their apprenticeship. We also retain that talent, as 90% of our apprentices complete the program with a full time job offer from their host company.

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

The Our Miami report highlighted a 2.5% employment growth rate in Miami in 2013. While that is promising, some peer cities had stronger results. (Houston has a 3.3% rate). Small businesses in Miami are growing into larger businesses at a .46% rate, while peer cities like Chicago boast a .78% rate. We seek to improve these statistics by helping talented young people get incredible jobs locally and by supporting the leaders of Miami businesses to accelerate the success of their enterprises.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Most importantly, 90% of our apprentices complete the program with a job offer from their host company, with an average starting salary of $50,000. Over 85% of our host companies have referred another company to be a part of the program. Several of our CEOs contended that taking on apprentices is one of the most impactful leadership decisions they made this past year.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Enstitute

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Education

Liberty to Make

A makerspace in Liberty City will help locals garner & foster their entrepreneurial & creative talents while coming together as a community. This culturally-infused makerspace will serve as a hub for socially-conscious technological innovation through hands-on education. Community members will gain specialized skills in fields such as design thinking, 3D printing, modeling & fabrication, & programming. Liberty to Make... more »
Who are you?

MIAMade is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a sustainable maker culture in Miami.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Our program will promote specialized skills & embed the principles of making that will lead to neighborhood development & job growth for new makers. Students that pursue a postsecondary education with a concentration in a STEAM disciplines, are more likely to either change studies or drop out if they didn’t receive prior hands-on training. Making will accelerate the creative process and extend collaborative processes while giving them a new value for artisanship.

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

Providing Maker Education opportunities to the people of Liberty City through an ambassador teaching program allows them to broaden & transfer their knowledge in STEAM fields. These new skills contribute to the workforce & will lower risk for unemployment. An interest in making can increase not only high school graduation rates from 77.2% in Miami to surpass national standards, but also increase enrollment in postsecondary education with the hands-on training that they will gain.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Liberty to Make is a reinvisioned Wynwood Maker Camp, developing new innovative thinkers in the Liberty City community. MIAMade’s maker events and programs, such as the Miami Mini Maker Faire, Maker Saturdays and the camp, has exposed STEAM disciplines to over 6,500 citizens in Miami. As a result, youth have been exposed to interdisciplinary approaches to making, confidence in the making process & a sense of pride in their final products.

Organization Name (or individuals name) MIAMade

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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 »
Who are you?

I am the Founding Partner and Strategies + Solution Lead for Urban Impact Lab. Our mission is to design urban experiences that cultivate civic innovation. Over the last two years I have been actively engaged in a number of city-related issues.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Improves the community's perception of the city structure and increases the likelihood that residents will take on a more active role in shaping their city.

This access to the city and related activism would likely increase overall civic engagement, in the areas of volunteering, advocacy and voting.

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

Civic engagement data points are the primary target. An increase in volunteer activity (all age levels) is also expected, which may positively affect voter turnout.

 

This also speaks to the future of data points such as investment in public space/park space, libraries and parkland.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Civically engaged or community-minded individuals and organizations are not discouraged at the city/county level from pursuing ideas that are in the public realm (demonstration projects, etc).

The city/county has a dedicated resource that facilitates its leadership in civic innovation ideas and projects.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Urban Impact Lab

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Civic Engagement

Experience Enterprises

Experience Enterprises is a grassroots project focused on improving the economic and social culture of inner city communities. it is a creation of monthly events and workshops that target youth, but also engage the whole community. Each event will not only provide fun and entertainment, but also provide community service opportunities for youth, leadership development with hands-on experience, and educate the community... more »
Who are you?

Experience Enterprises is a youth led project of The 5th, Inc. The 5th is a youth motivational and educational group which focuses on getting youth exposed to various scenarios to help them discover, develop, and grow in their purpose in life.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The creation of these monthly events and workshops will serve as a unifying tool to bring the inner-city community together. Youth are targeted because they are often overlooked to engage in community events and they are the next generation of leaders. The events will not only serve as opportunities to earn community service hours, but also educate them on the importance of giving back and being aware of social issues. This project is designed to help spark excitement about civic engagement.

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

The report states that "early participation in volunteer activities promotes lifelong civic involvement." Because our projects are youth led, we believe youth will be more responsive to be involved before they reach age 25. The report also states "young adults in Miami-Dade volunteer at a lower rate than other major metros." With this project of promoting community service combined with a fun event and educational workshops, we hope to improve our county's percentage from what's current.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We put on Open Mic events to involve youth and bring awareness to social causes by partnering with Krave Art, PATH Hip Hop Program. We've partnered with The Opa Locka Community Development Corporation to participate in their Art of Transformation block festival where we showcased youth talent and spoke on the importance of being involved. We have also done workshops, sessions, and volunteered with Youth for Christ, First Priority, and the Casimiro Global Foundation.

Organization Name (or individuals name) The 5th, Inc.

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Education

MDC Single Stop Mentoring Program:Access, Retention, and Success

Miami Dade College (MDC) Single Stop program is a “One Stop Shop” for students to connect to social services, mentoring programs, and academic counseling. Established in 2010, MDC Single Stop program proactively works to assist low-income students to obtain a college degree. MDC and its partners provide necessary counseling and coaching for participants from pre-registration to graduation and job placement. The program... more »
Who are you?

The MDC Mentoring Program is an initiative that place students in a 2-year mentoring relationships. The program provides one-on-one academic support and career coaching that enable students to achieve a college degree and employment upon graduation.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

In 2009, 1,475 young adults aged out of foster care in Florida. Based on recent statistics, less than 50% will earn a high school diploma before they turn 22, most will experience homelessness and only 30% will be gainfully employed. Nationally less than 3% of former foster care youth your ever obtain a college degree. Through the MDC Single Stop Mentoring Program, MDC can expand its program to assist these young adults to obtain a college degree and career success.

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

The strength of Miami relies on its residents. We must provide the opportunity for an education to all residents and implement systems to help our citizens to succeed. In partnership with Educate Tomorrow, an organization that promotes independence through education, MDC is working to close the gap of educational attainment for former foster care youth. Support from the Miami Foundation would help MDC to expand the mentor program to a silent and extremely at risk population in our community.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The MDC Mentoring program has traditional served our most at-risk population. Over the past three years, 343 mentor/mentee relationships have been established. For academic year 2013/2014, the average participant GPA was 3.0. 69% of the participants have a completion rate of 50% and more are on track to graduate this year. This past summer our mentoring program implemented an executive paid internship program which include permit job placement.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Miami Dade College

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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 »
Who are you?

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a 501(c)3 organization which fosters the recreational, educational, environmental and cultural life of the Miami-Dade County community by encouraging and soliciting support for our County’s park system.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The pedometer will track route, pace, calories, distance, time and connect these with our local parks, museums, nature centers, or places of special interest along the way. As walkers in the program reach certain milestones, they’ll receive special offers, park passes, discounts on tours and fitness and recreation programs, for those participating in the program. This friendly, simple to use app would motivate walkers and improve activity levels, weight loss, and include social tools.

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

Health & Safety- The Walk for Life Program will motivate members to get out and get moving by providing a fun social atmosphere, special offers, and reports on their progress. According to the American Heart Association the benefits of walking are significant to a healthy lifestyle including, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes as well as improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Please give examples of your project's success.

There are approximately 40 walkers in the Deering Pilot and over 200 walkers already enrolled in the project community-wide. Local, specialty parks, support the volunteer directed program with specialty walks and quarterly trainings for volunteers and participants to increase connectivity to other Parks programs. These walkers not only return week after week for the program, but become more aware of the cultural and natural resources they are enjoying and also recruit family and friends to join.

Organization Name (or individuals name) The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade

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Economy

Kiva Zip Miami

Kiva Zip is a crowd-lending platform that enables financially excluded small entrepreneurs to access loan capital. These entrepreneurs are able to crowd-fund a loan of 5 to 10K with 0% interest on our platform. Through our platform more than 35,000 lenders from around the world have lent to entrepreneurs in the United States. In addition to the financial capital, our borrowers also connect with thousands of lenders who... more »
Who are you?

Kiva is an online lending platform that has provided over 600 million dollars in loans to small and micro entrepreneurs globally through crowd-funding. Kiva is the winner of the Economist "No Boundaries" Innovation award.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

In the US, capital access is one of the principal obstacles to small business growth. Yet, daily banks reject an average of 8,000 small business loan applications. This project brings financial capital to small entrepreneurs who can't typically secure a loan. Kiva does not use traditional methods of credit evaluation to assess credit worthiness. Rather our borrowers use their social capital to qualify for our program. This allows us to reach the most financially excluded populations.

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

First, one of the goals identified in the report relates to job opportunities. Based on our survey, we have found that 50% of Zip borrowers were able to use the funding to employ an additional employee. Second,
the report indicates an above average # of startups in Miami. Typically startups struggle to secure the business loans necessary to scale or succeed. For this very reason our loans are available to startups in order to provide the financial access they would not otherwise secure.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Kiva Zip was a pilot project started in 2011 focused on addressing the needs of small US entrepreneurs who were struggling to secure loans. Since it's inception, the program scaled dramatically providing nearly 4.9 million in capital to over 5,000 borrowers. These loans have been crowd-funded by 35,000 lenders from 180 countries. Furthermore, we impacted the most financially excluded populations with the majority of funding supporting women and minorities from low-medium income backgrounds.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Kiva Microfunds

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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 »
Who are you?

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) is an affordable housing & community development nonprofit organization. Our mission is to collaborate with residents and stakeholders to stabilize neighborhoods and develop sustainable housing.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

NHSSF understands that an educated consumer is the best prospect for homeownership. We have witnessed the positive effects & necessity of homebuyer education in producing stable homeowners. We ask you to support NHSSF’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative though our central program: the HomeOwnership Promotion Program. The program addresses a critical component of sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education, financial literacy, & one-on-one counseling.

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

Data: homeownership rates in Miami fell since 2011. 65% of households are cost-burdened. Renters spend 30%+ of income on housing. Households don’t have disposable income needed for food, health care, & transportation. Our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative helps clients increase purchasing power by reducing debt, improving credit, & making sound financial decisions to build wealth through homeownership. Counselors educate clients on grants & programs that keep mortgage payments affordable.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Over 70% of our clients are low-moderate income individuals. In the past fiscal year, as part of our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, our HomeOwnership Promotion program has educated 1,400 households through our Homebuyer Education classes. We have eduacted 150 clients through our Financial Fitness classes. Additionally, we assisted 320 households in achieving homeownership. These households will have the opportunity to enjoy the stability & benefits that homeownership can produce.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

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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 »
Who are you?

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center serves as a central intake, screening, case-management, and coordinating and referral resource for Haitian children and families in Miami-Dade County, and we've been doing so for 14 years.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The project will create civically engaged community leaders. The Fellowship will insist on teamwork, accountability, shared responsibility, and honest reflection, four components that are important for the stabilization of the Haitian community. When the present community leaders inevitably hand the reigns over, we want to ensure that those receiving the reigns are fully prepared and completely understand the challenging but worthwhile task ahead of them.

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

Sant La Fellows addresses the young adult volunteer rate. We will cultivate young Miami residents who will address the needs of the Haitian community. In order to successfully accomplish those tasks, the Fellows will also have to become engaged electors.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The success of Sant La Fellows will be measured by the number of young Haitians who: are ready to lead; invest their time and talent in South Florida’s civic life; are able to raise awareness of the successes and continuing obstacles in the Haitian community in their social circles, including social media; invest their dollars into the community’s causes.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center

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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 »
Who are you?

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is a national, not-for-profit, voluntary health agency whose efforts at the local, state, and national level are dedicated to combating heart disease and stroke.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

One reason that only 10% of cardiac arrest victims survive today is because most people who witness a cardiac arrest have never been taught CPR. Over 80 percent of out-of-hospital (OOH) cardiac arrests today occur at home, and just 40 percent of OOH cardiac arrest victims ever receive bystander CPR. Yet, evidence shows that bystander CPR initiated promptly can double or even triple the chance of survival for OOH cardiac arrest victims.

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

Miami’s quality of life depends heavily on the well-being and safety of its residents. The objective of this project is to lower the mortality rate from cardiac arrest by increasing the bystander CPR rate for citizens in Miami-Dade. Increasing the number of individuals who know bystander CPR is key to enhancing the chain of survival. Multicultural audiences are over 30 percent less likely to receive CPR in a cardiac emergency.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Thanks to the AHA’s CPR trainings, numerous lives continue to be saved. Vito saved a life just days after receiving his CPR training. Vito was on a trip when a woman stopped breathing. He administered CPR, and she began breathing again. A grandmother was able to save her granddaughters life thanks to CPR training. She saw her face was pale and she was struggling to breathe. She immediately began CPR, and the baby soon began crying.

Organization Name (or individuals name) American Heart Association-Miami

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Environment & Public Space

Caribbean Reef SOS

Caribbean Reef SOS's mission is to save Caribbean coral reefs from extinction. It is a new, regional non-profit, based in Miami, that aims to raise awareness of the coral reef crisis, to organize concerned global citizens, and to raise funds for research, recovery efforts, and strategic advocacy. See business plan at CRSOS.org.

Who are you?

A South Florida native, I'm a mid-career consultant with master's degrees in both arts (UF) and science (FIU). I cover parks and environmental issues for the Biscayne Times. My goal is saving the ocean.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Researchers call the Florida Reef the world's worst case of impacts; likewise, the entire Caribbean reef region rates as endangered by the IUCN. As a Caribbean hub, Miami has the expertise and capacity to lead the region in reef restoration. As important as Everglades restoration, our reefs are part of a global crisis, and we can organize and lead from the epicenter--the reef's Ground Zero.

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

Environment & Public Space 1: Water quality is of highest concern to coral reef users and managers. Water is not simply drinking water; it is every drop that falls, collects everything in its path, and eventually flows into the ocean. 2. Beaches are the most popular public spaces, and their maintenance affects the nearby reefs. 3. Sustainability begins with healthy ecosystems.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The success is projected, once a community forms around this crisis. We have no choice but success. See business plan at CRSOS.org.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Caribbean Reef SOS

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Education

Hialeah Reads! Literacy Initiative

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The City’s comprehensive literacy program, Hialeah Reads!, was implemented in the summer of 2000. Through Hialeah Reads!, the City of Hialeah has offered one to one reading tutoring for children, small group reading tutoring and intensive reading classes, a computerized reading program for adults and children to aid with English language skills, conversational English classes for adults, one to one basic literacy assistance... more »
Who are you?

The City of Hialeah is a full service city. The Education & Community Services Department offers after-school and camp programs, adult centers, a therapeutic recreation center, and more. City services are of excellent quality and are in high demand.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Over the past 13 years, these free programs have been tailored to the community’s needs as they arise, making them a viable tool to serve the diverse population. The majority of Hialeah students come from homes that speak English as a second language and parents may not be adequately equipped to help their children with reading and homework. Our tutoring programs allow free access to academic assistance that would otherwise be unavailable to low income families.

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

The Hialeah Reads! Literacy Initiative addresses the data point from The Our Miami Report which focuses on grade school reading proficiency. With a significant percentage of Hialeah students considered English Language Learners, a need has been presented for the City to provide access to quality literacy programming that ensures reading proficiency of school aged children. Hialeah’s partnerships within the community are also fundamental in the success of city programs.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Since 2000, the Hialeah Reads! Literacy Initiative has successfully served 4,000 Hialeah residents in our literacy programs. Tutoring is provided in a productive and consistent setting, allowing participants to focus and gain confidence as they learn. Parents of children who participate in the City of Hialeah literacy program report that their children show noticeable improvement in school. Pre and Post test results for programs also show clear evidence of improvement for most students.

Organization Name (or individuals name) City of Hialeah Education & Community Services

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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 »
Who are you?

City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship.We unite young leaders from diverse backgrounds to engage in 10 months of full-time service, leadership development, & civic engagement.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

City Year Miami boasts a civic engagement team, a combination of professional staff and Americorps members charged with creating avenues that meet this need.This includes offering single day and recurring community service days for corporate entities, aligning community organization (based on assessment) need with issue-based interest from corporate sponsors. This team also provides timely community-wide programming, that addresses pressing issues like candidate forums to drive voter turnout.

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

Miami has a rate of 16% in levels of volunteerism versus a national rate of 27%. It is important to create a platform that engages not only the youth of Miami, but the community as a whole. City Year Miami has become a millennial driven civic leadership incubator within the community, creating platforms for volunteerism and civic engagement that holistically transform our community through cooperation, compassion, courage, and commitment.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Since 1988, City Year has collectively graduated over 15,100 AmeriCorps members, served 1,225,000 children and completed over 26 million hours of service. In the 7 years we have been in Miami we have spearheaded over 500 community service projects and engaged over 12,000 community members across South Florida.

Organization Name (or individuals name) City Year Inc

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