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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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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Education

UMCCE: Pathways to Progress

Access to and success in postsecondary educational pursuits is an important factor in today’s socioeconomic climate, particularly in the United States. A substantial literature indicates that going to college is associated with significant increases in opportunity, income, career achievement, health, and quality of life. In America, however, unequal access to high quality educational opportunities remains a serious challenge.... more »

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Economy

Incubate Social Change

As Miami grows it faces a number of serious social and environmental problems that will impede its ability to have a truly robust economy and compete in global markets. We believe that our local entrepreneurs can solve these problems: problems that are not being addressed effectively by other sectors alone, problems that also represent substantial market opportunities and the potential for diversified and inclusive job... more »

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Civic Engagement

AEDAP Youth Step Up Initiatives

AEDAP Youth Step Up Initiatives is part of AEDAP Youth Leadership Trainings.
It is designed to enroll a series of youth ages 8 to 18 and provide them a media forum radio/television allowing them to share their thoughts on Civic Engagement. The program will have three aspects
1) Collection of Information - Free Speech: data collection. This process allows the youth to get acquainted with peers and start sharing by... more »

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Health & Safety

Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) is one of Feeding South Florida’s (FSF) most innovative and effective approaches to bringing nutritious foods into neighborhoods that have been deemed food deserts. The residents in these areas have limited access to nutritious food and/or retail grocery stores and live below the federal poverty level. Through the MFP, individuals and families are able to access foods vital to a healthy diet.... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Sea Turtle Education and Outreach

Each year with grant funding the Miami-Dade Sea Turtle Rangers are able to provide outreach services to local schools to teach students about the importance of conservation and endangered species. Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s Sea Turtle Awareness Program requests support from the Sea Turtle Grants Program to implement the proposed Sea Turtle Youth Awareness Project aimed at providing... more »

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Environment & Public Space

Development of self guided tour based App, or QSR based tours.

Use grant money to develop an app using location tools on mobile devices to deliver interpretive content about the location you are visiting. The locations to begin the project are the current nature centers located throughout Miami-Dade. They include A.D. Barnes Park, Arch Creek Park, Bill Sadowski Park, Castellow Hammock, Crandon Park and Matheson Hammock Park's self guided trail.

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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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Education

Redirect at-risk, court directed youth academically and vocation

Combining the expertise of teachers and volunteer mentors from the business community and the University of Miami Law school, the first six months of the Empowered Youth (EY) Program are dedicated to teaching life skills and building character as a dropout prevention and academic performance improvement for students at-risk of failing, quitting school, ending up in prison or dead in the streets.
During the second six... 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

THE SCOTT HOMES COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTER

Affordable housing is not just about bricks and mortar. It is also about the important community ties it generates and sustains, as well as the heroic stories of its residents. These aspects are often lost amidst characterizations of those communities as impoverished, crime-ridden and dysfunctional. This project emerged from the August 2014 Miami JusticeHack (www.justicehack.com), a creative, collaborative workshop... more »

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