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Civic Engagement

A Weekly Miami Event to Build, Share and Learn about Civic Tech

Code for Miami is a collective of locals who are committed to using technology to improve Miami’s civic engagement, relationship between local government and the citizenry and the overall quality of life of the community. We’re proposing the continuation and expansion of our weekly Civic Hack Nights; a weekly gathering for those who want to find innovative ways to better their communities. A “Hack Night” is for those... 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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Education

Engaging Miami Students: Opportunities in Health & Environment

In collaboration with the University of Miami (UM) and other partners, this project affords Miami-based students the opportunity to complement their academic training with real-world opportunities in population, health and environment (PHE) issues. The project will advance talent, opportunity and engagement by:
- pioneering the first PHE integrated program of its kind in the country and leveraging it to directly serve... more »

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Arts & Culture

The Collective

One main characteristic of some of the world’s most vibrant regions like New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong have in common is that its artists and street culture have played an integral role in its economic development and revitalization efforts.

Designed to expand and challenge external perceptions of Miami’s accessibility to urban culture, The Collective is a monthly series of public street dance competitions created... more »

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Education

Increasing High School Graduation Rates Among At-Risk Girls

Women of Tomorrow helps at-risk girls overcome obstacles, gain skills, improve academic performance, graduate from high school and go on to higher education and lives of greater opportunity. Our program includes group mentoring sessions, supportive peer relationships, career-focused field trips and specialized college campus visits, all designed to encourage girls to stay in school and aim high. Our efforts prevent dropouts,... more »

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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 »

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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.
If accelerated,... 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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Youth Engagement and Empowerment Initiative

Artistry Youth in Motion Inc. is committed to serving our community through programs designed to enhance the lives of our youth, rape victim and senior citizens, by providing a safe place so that survivors could support each other, structured, and supervised activities that will allow for healthy development regardless of race, class, or creed. Artistry Youth in Motion serving senior through programs designed to enhance... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Our City on the Sea - SeaGrass & Sustainability

What can YOU do to preserve Miami’s precious resources? How does sea level rise affect our community?

Take a wade in our sea grass beds and learn from our naturalists how the health of our sea grasses will be impacted by sea level rise and how it will be affecting our community.

Participants would explore the sea grass beds that grow in our shallow waters off Key Biscayne and then predict how the marine landscape... 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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Education

HealthCorps - Empowering Youth Through Wellness

HealthCorps University (HCU) is a train-the-trainer professional development program that empowers educators and administrators to bring HealthCorps’ innovative, health and wellness curriculum to schools, summer camps, community centers, and organizations. HCU provides hands-on training, engaging materials, tools, and support for trainees as they improve health and wellness through classroom education, staff engagement,... 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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