MIAMI (CBSMiami) – CBS4 is celebrating Women’s History Month throughout March by shining a spotlight on women shattering the glass ceiling in our community.
Thanks to Tina Brown, the Overtown Youth Center has been an integral part of the community by providing different programs to inner-city youth.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky
As the center’s executive director, one of her responsibilities is to make sure it succeeds in keeping kids off the streets and out of trouble.READ MORE: Woman Fatally Shot By Police Serving Eviction At Brickell Building Identified As 40-Year-Old Stephanie Voikin
Brown grew up in Overtown and accepted the job in 2005.
“Sixteen years later, I’m still working with the Overtown Youth Center, and truly it’s a labor of love,” she said. “But more importantly it is my life’s passion to want to help individuals in the community that I grew up in or similar communities. And I always say if I can do it, anyone can do it.”MORE NEWS: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
Brown said Women’s History Month should be all year long as it’s important for women to empower, inspire and lift each other.