Focus on South Florida
More than one in four of America’s schoolchildren are on their own after they get out of school. The right after school program can help keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. The Children’s Trust’s after-school program guides are now available. The mission of the children’s trust is to improve the lives of children and families in South Florida. And this is just another way they’re doing just that. We focus on what parents need to know that could make all the difference for them.
What did your kids do during their summer vacation? Some South Florida high school students gave up a week of their break to learn how to break down barriers. They participated in a six-day residential program that brought together teens from across Miami-Dade county for an experience called “Metrotown”. “Metrotown” was made possible by the non-profit known as M-C-C-J. M-C-C-J was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews. We focus on how this potentially life-changing experience works, and why it is so important that it exists.
“VowTo” is a Miami-based company whose mission is to help women live a more balanced life It claims to be the only program out there that offers a one-stop-shop complete wellness program by providing guidance, tools and support to nurture the mind, body, and heart. And “VowTo” tells its members it’s okay to be selfish to make it all happen. We focus on how this program works and what is they to its success.
Community Health of South Florida Inc. started out more than 40 years ago with a mission to provide healthcare to South Florida’s uninsured. It has grown into a comprehensive non-profit health care company that cares for nearly 68-thousand insured and uninsured people each year. It has 10 health centers from Coconut Grove to the Florida Keys. C-H-I is celebrating National Health Center Week. We focus on the free events they are offering and why all families should take advantage of this opportunity.
Back to school. It’s just about that time again. Since 1985,The Education Fund has worked side-by-side with the private sector to direct resources where they are needed most in Miami-Dade schools.
And the Ed Fund, as it’s called is in full back-to-school mode. Right now they are collecting back-to-school supplies for its Ocean Bank Center for Education Materials, a warehouse where public school teachers in Miami-Dade can pick up free school supplies. This benefits students, obviously. But it helps out the teachers too, some of whom are spending close to one-thousand dollars of their own money for supplies and materials in a single school year. We focus on the work the Education Fund does, and how you can help them achieve their goal.
Since 1991, the Center for Independent Living of Broward has served more than 60-thousand individuals with disabilities in fulfilling their goals of independence and self-sufficiency. We focus on two men, who thanks to their personal determination and with the help of the CILB, have overcome the obstacles following tragic events in their lives.
“Broward SCORE” is a nonprofit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County for 50 years. The organization “Hispanic Unity”, since 1982, has been assisting immigrants and refugees successfully transition into a productive American life. Now, Broward SCORE and Hispanic Unity are teaming up in a way that has the potential to benefit all of us in South Florida. We focus on their joint venture and why it is so important.
To inspire and to empower today’s youth is not an easy job. But it is a mission embraced by the Crockett Foundation. Founded by Pompano Beach natives and former NFL players, Henri and Zach Crockett, the non-profit provides our young people with educational opportunities, health resources and mentoring services that enable them to make better life choices. We focus on all the wonderful work the foundation undertakes and its upcoming Community Health Fair which attracts thousands of people.
Joel Gresham is a nationally known artist whose works are in the private collections of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Now he is challenging himself to paint 100 original necktie paintings in less than 100 days to promote men’s cancer awareness. With that, Gresham created the organization “Not 1 Forgotten” to encourage men to get regular checkups as a means to stay healthy and live longer. We focus on the motivation for this man on a mission.
CareerSource Broward is encouraging young adults to step up to a brighter future by applying for its new youth scholarship program. It provides career training for out-of-school youth with programs that are two years or less in duration. The goal? Turn career dreams into on-the-job realities. We focus on how interested and qualified young people can take advantage of this amazing opportunity.