Environment & Public Space

Grassroots charrette for the Ludlam Trail

Friends of the Ludlam Trail is a grassroots nonprofit group of volunteers, including the Mayor of South Miami, who advocates a world class linear park and trail along the FEC railroad right of way connecting neighborhoods from MIA/ Blue Lagoon to Downtown Kendall/the Underline

Who are you?

Board of Friends of the Ludlam Trail, civic activist, president South Miami Neighbors

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The Ludlam Trail can be a model of transit/bike friendly walkable urban infill including a world class linear park and trail, connecting schools, urban hubs, affecting and transforming many neighborhoods for the better.

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

--creating people places
--enabling and emphasizing walking, biking, transit
--restoring endangered natural habitat
--engaging platforms for people / civic leaders to work together in planning for the future of their neighborhoods

Please give examples of your project's success.

So far, the Friends of the Ludlam Trail has been the central organizers of community forums for information and civic networking. We have arranged a town hall meeting last week attended by commissioners, and all city of South Miami public officials, as well as over 450 neighbors. We plan to partner with ChamberSouth, Tropical Audubon and the public at large for the design of the Ludlam Trail.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Friends of the Ludlam Trail

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Health & Safety

Close the Gap Campaign

Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly all U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (who did not already have insurance) were entitled to either assistance paying for health insurance through the marketplace or enrollment in an expanded Medicaid program. However, in 2012, the United States Supreme Court held that states were not required to accept federal funding to expand their Medicaid programs, and to date, the Florida... more »
Who are you?

The Florida Legal Services Miami Advocacy Office has been engaged in systemic advocacy to ensure justice for all since 1996. This project will be led by a senior health law attorney, an Equal Justice Works Fellow, and CJP.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

This project will continue our longstanding efforts to ensure county residents have access to health care. By both advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and ensuring that current uninsured residents can utilize the existing safety-net system, we will work to ensure access to care both now and in the future. Moreover, we will ensure that our elected officials understand the positive impact that accepting the funding will have on their constituents, as well as the danger of failing to do so.

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

As the “Our Miami Report” indicates, Miami has the highest rate of uninsured when compared to other major cities. By advocating for the expansion of Medicaid, we will be working towards reducing the rate of uninsured residents. As a result of having insurance, these individuals will no longer rely on the ER, reducing costs for the community. Furthermore, covering those who currently fall in the “Gap” will reduce stress on the safety-net system, ensuring its viability for those not eligible.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The ultimate sign of our project’s success will be Florida legislature’s decision to accept federal funding to expand access to care for low-income Floridians. As we work towards that goal we will enable Miami-Dade residents to make their voices heard on why this issue matters to them, while simultaneously ensuring that the existing system continues to serve those in need.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Florida Legal Services

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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 »
Who are you?

Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. In Miami, MCM is often a child’s first museum experience.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

In line with numerous national studies showing the benefits of exposing young children to the arts, the MCM Superheroes stimulate and develop imagination and creativity, which, in turn help children develop critical thinking skills and strengthen problem-solving skills. Creative activity helps build focus, discipline, self-confidence, and risk-taking – essential skills for succeeding in school and in life. The fun, cool MCM Superheroes are an innovative way to have a BIG impact on LOTS of kids.

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

This project addresses Education and Arts & Culture by exposing children to important concepts, through a dramatic arts performance, that will help them succeed in school and in life. Providing access to high-quality arts-based activities to more children, especially those who have some type of barrier to arts and culture experiences, makes Miami a better city for the youngest citizens, kids in the public school system and their caregivers.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Past public recognition: “Best Museum in Miami” by the Miami New Times; “Best Children’s Museum” by South Florida Parenting Magazine; Beacon Council’s Education Award, one of “Top 10 Children’s Museums in the World” by VIATOR Travel blog; referred to as “undoubtedly one of the most innovative and interesting children’s museums in America” by Foxnews.com; awarded Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2014 NOVO award recognizing MCM’s Sensory Saturday program for children affected by Autism.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Miami Children's Museum

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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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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 »
Who are you?

We are a unique mentoring program pairing mentors with small groups of at-risk high school girls. Our program prevents high school dropouts, increases access to higher education, fosters workforce development and creates pathways out of poverty.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Our program is designed to meet the needs of at-risk teenage girls in public high schools. By providing them with the resources and support they need, mentees learn the importance and impact that their education has on their future: improve their grades, graduate from high school, pursue higher education and lead lives of greater oppotunity. Our program provides services at a low cost per student per year, rewarding participants and the community with tens of thousands of dollars in return.

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

High school dropouts are seven times more likely to be living in poverty than those holding bachelor’s degrees. The costs of dropping out are borne not only by the individuals, but also by our communities. Our program addresses this need by achieving program objectives and community impact through increased high school graduation rates, increased likelihood of higher education and statistically significant increases in self esteem and grade point averages.

Please give examples of your project's success.
  1. 96% high school graduation rate in Miami-Dade
  2. .05 average increase in GPA
  3. Increased likelihood of higher education: Of colleges, universities and technical schools that report to the National Student Clearinghouse, we know that a minimum of 73-80% of our graduates have enrolled in higher education. After 6 years at least 57% have graduated college with a degree, a statistic which is comparable to national average.
  4. We serve mentees in every public high school in Miami-Dade County

Organization Name (or individuals name) Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program

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Arts & Culture

Family Folk

Through a master class arts residency intensive Family Folk uses in-depth art-making experiences as a transformative tool by engaging teenagers and their incarcerated parents in exploring the history of their family. To better understand and come to terms with their own experience and be able to foster a vision of their own identity, the art-making process weaves autobiographical family narratives of teen-children of... more »
Who are you?

The Service Network for Children of Inmates (COI) is a 501(c)(3) providing vital support services for over 1,000 Miami area children of incarcerated parents and their families, including facilitated bonding visits in prisons to reconnect families.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Children of inmates cannot experience Arts & Culture resources with their loved ones as other families do. More than 15,000 Miami-Dade County children have parents in jail, state or federal prisons and research shows they are much more likely than other children to become delinquent and engage in antisocial behaviors (Health & Safety). Family Folk offers opportunities for creative community engagement,-dialogue and advocacy around the issue of multi-generational incarceration (Civic Engagement)

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

Providing marginalized residents with art-making and cultural opportunities, the project also touches on Health & Safety and Civic Engagement, first using the arts to foster positive life-skills and then offering the resulting art work as an impetus for community dialogue around a widespread but much overlooked public issue. Yes, early participation in the arts can help establish a lifelong interest in cultural pursuits and help to make Miami’s residents safer and more connected to each other.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Based in best-practice research and in partnership with ArtSpring, providing expressive arts programs in/ around the correctional system, COI has steadily worked to include arts & cultural practices, from creative activities during family bonding visits to dedicated arts-based workshops and -family support groups. Seeing very positive results in child behavioral dispositions and motivated participation by families, COI is now seeking to take it’s art-initiatives to a more in-depth level.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Service Network for Children of Inmates

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Arts & Culture

Intelligent Systems

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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.

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Who are you?

SoBe Institute of the Arts is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation, and accessibility of the arts through professional performance events and conservatory-level music and theater education.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS will not only increase Miami's creative momentum in its artistic and cultural landscape, but also engage local artists to expand their artistic palettes. The multimedia opera is expected to attract national visitors with its one-of-a-kind use of music, theater, and visual art alongside the exploration of critical issues of the day.

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

The innovative blend of artistic means used in the multimedia opera, INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, will contribute to the creative arts community in Miami by attracting new talent and audiences to the region, resulting in an economic boost for the city and its local businesses.

Miami's local community will also have a newfound access to the arts with the production's affordable ticket prices. Through the experience of this production, we hope to inspire students to participate in the arts.

Please give examples of your project's success.

SoBe Institute of the Arts recently produced the world premiere of "Fairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman", whose innovative multimedia approach received local and national praise and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in music. With funding from the Accelerator Grant, we can significantly enhance production values and include more outreach to engage new audiences.

Organization Name (or individuals name) SoBe Institute of the Arts

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Civic Engagement

PhilanthroFest 2015 Festival! Get the 411 on 4/11 at Museum Park

Increase volunteerism, community engagement and donor investment throughout South Florida with the PhilanthroFest 2015 Festival.

Entering it's 4th year, the festival showcases 100+ causes & community resources while connecting people in need to service providers, and those who wish to get involved, donate or volunteer connect with organizations that align with their passions and values.

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Who are you?

We are about connecting people, passion and philanthropy; enriching the cultural landscape of Miami; and empowering individuals with information & inspiration. We are a grass-roots civic engagement movement. We are PhilanthroFest!

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Philanthrofest helps organizations connect both on-line and in real life. We recognize that by helping organizations thrive, they are able to better serve their mission.

By participating in the PhilanthroFest festival, non-profit participants are able to engage Miamians in their cause. Individuals are able to immerse in causes they care about and see how they can help fill unmet needs. Connecting people, passion and philanthropy is a huge step in increasing civic engagement.

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

By giving residents a platform to meet and greet with over 100 causes we are able to positively effect the Miami metro volunteer rate and push past the 15% mark while increasing the likelihood that they will invest dollars & time into the causes they connect with. Early participation in volunteer activities promotes lifelong civic involvement which is why we are bolstering our attractors for children and young adults. We are creating an engaged citizenry which will collectively elevate Miami.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Brand building and exposure for over 100 causes at each festival; Increased interactions and lead generation for non-profits; Unique fundraising and experiential education opportunities; Exposure for over two dozen visual & performing artists; Community reach via various media including print, TV, on-line radio & social media; Additionally, participating orgs enjoy positive collateral impacts such as growing volunteer & donor base, networking & creating new collaborations with other causes.

Organization Name (or individuals name) PhilanthroFest

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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 »
Who are you?

James Echols & Annette Peikert are co-founders of Life Is Art, Soul Of Miami, and PhilanthroFest, all deeply rooted in the community in Miami. Over the past six years, their organizations have produced over one-hundred events of all kinds and sizes.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The River Of Art program is designed to bring more and new people into art appreciation who otherwise might not be introduced to local contemporary art and artists. By hosting the events in public spaces, we make it accessible to South Florida’s residents and visitors. This helps to expand the potential customer base for all artists, as more people learn to love art, which strengthens the artist community.

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

This addresses the dual points of restaurant density and a thriving arts community. While attendance at museums is up, there is still a perception by many residents that there are not that many quality local artists, which is absolutely wrong. In addition, we are always on the look out for new and interesting venues, such as restaurants, so that we can introduce new people to them.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We have hosted nearly twenty of these River Of Art shows, providing opportunity for dozens of artists to be introduced to thousands of new potential art lovers. One testimonial states, “Life is Art’s team is dedicated, mission oriented, dynamic and all encompassing. They have brilliantly positioned themselves to be a leader in the South Florida Arts Community.” Another artist stated, “I cant say more about the quality of the events that the good folks at Life is Art have been doing.”

Organization Name (or individuals name) Life Is Art / Soul Of Miami

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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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Environment & Public Space

Youth Interactive Learning Stations at Gratigny Plateau Park

Access to public spaces is an integral part of community well-being. The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is committed to helping create and sustain public spaces, like Gratigny Plateau Park, that are accessible, enriching and vibrant. Installation of interactive learning stations at the park will enhance the children’s cognitive development and discovery while they play. Examples of learning stations include: freestanding... 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?

Access to public spaces is an integral part of community well-being. The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is committed to helping create and sustain public spaces, like Gratigny Plateau Park, that are accessible, enriching and vibrant. Installation of interactive learning stations at the park will enhance the children’s cognitive development and discovery while they play. Examples of learning stations include: freestanding telescope; small conifer maze; trees fun facts; and flower talk tube.

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

As emphasized in the Our Miami Report, access to quality public spaces is a “critical component of a vibrant urban environment.” The creation of Gratigny Plateau Park is an example of how a strong public-private partnership works to foster community resilience and improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. The proposed project will continue the partnership’s revitalization efforts and enhance the quality of the park with the installation of four interactive learning stations for youth.

Please give examples of your project's success.

A two-year partnership lead by Local 10 News, supported by the Miami-Dade Parks Department and other community and business leaders, culminated in the development of Gratigny Plateau Park. Transformed into a clean, accessible and safe place for children and adults to recreate and grow, the park was designed to resemble a flower “signaling new life for a community in need.” The new community park contains walking paths, fresh-air fitness stations, playground, benches, and a butterfly garden.

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

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Education

Support Tomorrow's Future

The mission of Support Tomorrow’s Future (STF) is to provide educational consulting, coaching, outreach, counseling and financial support to families, students and educators to fulfill their educational goals and innovative academic pursuits. We are a private, non-profit organization with the vision of improving access to educational opportunities for all and motivating students to enroll in higher education.

Who are you?

STF is a 501(c)3 dedicated to increasing school success among low-income middle-school students in Miami-Dade County by providing after-school programs that focus on academic support, life skills, leadership training, and social responsibility.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

STF was founded on the premise that all children, if given the opportunity, can overcome the obstacles to achievement and become the leaders of tomorrow. At STF our goal is to create upward momentum for low-income youth in our community by partnering with parents and schools to provide innovative after-school programs. By targeting middle-school students, we hope to bridge the gap in education and help students to become high school ready and college bound.

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

Education

Please give examples of your project's success.

STF is the product of years of research and careful planning. The agency founder has operated a successful educational consulting service for over 5 years. STF's after-school program is a combination of this experience and the desire to reach low income kids at their most pivotal age – the middle school years. We have identified several middle schools in Miami-Dade that are in need of after-school programs, and will pursue partnerships with these schools to offer services on location.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Support Tomorrow's Future

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The Miami Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project is a program of NY Sun Works dedicated to improving K through 12 grade Environmental Science Education in urban schools. We use hydroponic farming technology with integrated curriculum and professional development to educate students and teachers about science and sustainability. The science content of our program is conveyed through the lens of hydroponic urban farming and addresses topics in biology,... more »
Who are you?

NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that envisions a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges. See how we’re growing by visiting www.nysunworks.org

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The environmental challenges confronting the next generation require a sophisticated understanding of how science can be applied. Implementation of the Miami Greenhouse Project Program in Miami-Dade K-8 schools will be a critical step in providing students with the necessary knowledge and 21st century skills to tackle complex global issues, especially those related to climate change.

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

Our programs capture the interest and engagement of all students, including groups underrepresented in STEM fields such as females and minorities. Our cross-disciplinary learning addresses science and sustainability, nonfiction reading, writing, math and social studies by connecting subjects through critical thinking practice. Sun Works helps students thrive academically by offering an interactive tool for engaging science learning in a safe environment that invites exploration and discovery.

Please give examples of your project's success.

In five years, Sun Works has implemented The Greenhouse Project in 17 schools in the NYC area, with 14 more in development. We have produced a comprehensive Science and Sustainability K-8 curriculum that utilizes our hydroponic systems to cover common core and state mandated standards in science and other disciplines. We have trained over 100 teachers, and we directly impact over 4,900 students in public schools each year. To learn more about our projects, visit www.nysunworks.org/projects.

Organization Name (or individuals name) NY Sun Works

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Arts & Culture

305 Community Radio - Shake 108 FM

Miami has a new FM non-profit music station giving a local voice to the community. Our mission... to give all of Miami's non-profits a voice on the radio to promote their events for free. besides offering free radio commercials to Miami non-profits, we also are promoting local musicians, local DJs, local artists and adding a new flavor to the Miami music scene which is not anchored to the overplayed commercialized music... more »
Who are you?

We are a new FCC approved 501-C3 FM radio station. WMIV 107.9 FM (aka Shake 108FM). We are music station focused on giving all Miami based non-profits a free FM voice to promote their events. We are also helping the community by playing local artists

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

We are a non-profit designed to help non-profits by giving them free radio advertisesments announcing their events. We also impact local musicians, local DJs, local artists and local comedians by putting them on the FM radio. We are not like the big national stations which claim to be local Miami radio but they broadcast from palm beach to Key largo and they play the commercialized music over and over and over. Enough !

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

We are a changemaker because we offer non-profits a platform for free radio announcements. We are changemakers because we play local music, local bands, local DJs... we are helping to change the music scene.

Let's change the over-played commercialized FM stations who claim to be local and make a difference.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We are now promoting a number of non-profits: O Cinema, Health in the Hood, Museum of Science, ECOMB, Surfrider, GiveMiamiDay and the reclamation Project.

We are not playing local bands like: Suenalo, Spam All-Stars, Johnny Dread, Afrobeta and many more.

We are now palying local DJs and comedians.

Tune in... WMIV 107.9 FM

Organization Name (or individuals name) 305 Community Radio Inc

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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 »
Who are you?

James Echols & Annette Peikert are co-founders of Life Is Art, Soul Of Miami, and PhilanthroFest, all deeply rooted in the community in Miami. Over the past six years, their organizations have produced over one-hundred events of all kinds and sizes.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

A thriving creative arts community must include the local, living and working artists. These are the soul of any city. Our artists are ill-equipped to provide a living for themselves through their work, often falling victim to scams or financial errors and lacking good marketing and sales skills. There are scant opportunities for convenient, cost-effective business education. To our knowledge, we are the only organization offering these types of educational opportunities in Miami.

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

We are addressing the goal: Miami-Dade Supports a Thriving Creative Arts Community. We identified this issue six years ago, that flourishing creative arts community helps maintain a region’s brand identity and helps lure tourists. We state it that local artists speak to and about a community's soul. They tell our story.

Please give examples of your project's success.

We are addressing the goal: Miami-Dade Supports a Thriving Creative Arts Community. We identified this issue six years ago, that flourishing arts helps maintain a region’s brand identity and helps lure tourists. We state it that local artists speak to and about a community's soul. They tell our story.

Like many start-up entrepreneurs, artists do not have the knowledge or experience that running a successful business requires. We aim to fix that and create a thriving creative arts community

Organization Name (or individuals name) Life Is Art / Soul Of Miami

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