Education

Countdown to the Classroom - Education of Tomorrow, Today

Countdown Institute is a Miami-based education startup using context based learning to teach computer science and programming. We use real life examples in the context of space exploration to teach these principles.

One of our founders, Ajit Jaokar, teaches machine learning and IoT at Oxford University in UK. Ajit recently worked with 400 computer science teachers to develop curriculum changes in Europe. Countdown Institute's... more »

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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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Economy

eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas is a not-for-profit initiative developed by the Technology Foundation of the Americas (TFA) that serves as a catalyst for establishing Miami as a technology hub. This large-scale technology conference is the defining moment for tapping into the diverse potential of local entrepreneurs and helping to transform our community’s economy. Our mission is to help advance Miami’s technology ecosystem through... more »

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Health & Safety

EyeTalker - wearable technology to help the visually impaired

EyeTalker is a pair of glasses with an embedded camera that captures printed text and delivers it as audio to the visually impaired. EyeTalker helps the blind “hear” text printed in books, magazines, restaurant menus and any other printed media. EyeTalker assists the visually impaired to acquire knowledge, shop for many basic necessities, earn a living, and gain a higher level of dignity, freedom and independence.

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Arts & Culture

WaveMaker Grants

WaveMaker Grants provides cash grants of up to $10,000 each to support and validate artist-centric, artist-driven projects that have a profound impact on the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami-Dade County’s arts community. These projects are non-commercial, stimulate critical thinking and dialogue, and introduce audiences to innovative artistic practices typically under-recognized by traditional venues.... more »

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Housing & Affordability

Back to the City: Reurbanization Brings Opportunities

The message is simple; provide quality, affordable housing for individuals, families and communities to thrive. Commit to innovation and responsiveness to difficult real estate related urban issues. TASG strongly believes that livability and sustainability are closely aligned. By incorporating innovative practices into housing developments we aim to promote greater environmental and social health for the communities... more »

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Housing & Affordability

TEC: Educating & Counseling about Mortgage Subsidies

Housing affordability is a major factor in where people choose to live and how well they live. When housing isn’t affordable, people can’t afford to buy a home or must choose housing far from their job. The affordability of housing in Miami-Dade County remains as an obstacle to ownership and affordable rentals. Another major obstacle to our low-moderate residents is the lack of knowledge about subsidy programs that help... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Creating Conservation and Recreation Oases in Virginia Key

MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) is a volunteer based coastal habitat restoration project based at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. We engage thousands of volunteers per year with a broad portfolio of tools including science exhibits, social media, and eco-art. Over 5,000 volunteers have restored over 15 acres of coastal habitat on public lands since 2007. These volunteers are creating what... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Family Programs at Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers several innovative programs to engage children, families and the community in the exploration of the world of tropical plants and ecosystems. These fun, interdisciplinary, and interactive experiences focus on a diversity of themes including edible gardening, plant and pollinator relationships, biodiversity as well as habitat and resource conservation in South Florida and beyond!... more »

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Education

TRANSItioning Programming for the Transgender Community of SoFla

Our year-long project provides much needed guidance, learning tools & services to assist this underserved and often overlooked segment of our community…Resulting in a better understanding of the Trans community, better trained & prepared individuals, employment opportunities & overall support.

- ESTABLISHING TRANSMiami Center, 2 meetings per month..2nd & 3rd Tues of every month. 6-8pm
- Providing support, guest speakers... more »

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Civic Engagement

Engaging & Connecting our Diverse Communities via Group Dialogue

‘Celebrate Diversity Miami’ (CDM) is a new initiative inspired in part by the work of a well-established, local nonprofit called MCCJ, which creates safe spaces for dialogue between people of all cultures, religions and races; and by the renowned exhibit ‘Coexistence,’ which travelled the world throughout the 2000s to contribute to dialogue in communities about our differences, while encouraging people to think about... more »

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Economy

Sustainable Manufacturing in South Florida

The existing approach to product development/manufacturing is in dire need of a paradigm shift. Resources and labor have been outsourced to such an extent that the carbon footprint associated with consumer products is through the roof. Not to mention legislation, companies and organizations are pulling together to demand a more eco-conscious approach to daily practices and protocol.

D Squared Engineering seeks to improve... more »

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