People

Half a century of Goodwill

There are more than 475,000 people of working age living with a disability in Miami-Dade County and for decades Goodwill of South Florida has worked to train and employ people with disabilities here in the 305. They provide job training in apparel manufacturing, custodial and laundry services. And at their headquarters in Allapattah, they manufacture military uniforms […]

/ November 13, 2019


Meet our member: John Carr

John Carr is one of our supporting members.

/ November 5, 2019


How one Miami family takes Halloween to the next level

The Horth family takes Halloween to the next level with their annual HalloWEEK tradition.

/ October 30, 2019


Meet the Miami native behind a Florida-inspired episode of ‘Big Mouth’

“Big Mouth” writer Victor Quinaz is a Miami native who inspired a Florida-themed episode of the show that will screen at O Cinema South Beach.

/ October 1, 2019


Meet this local: Luisa Santos

Do not try to lick your screen. (📸: Nicole Diez) MEET THIS LOCAL: Luisa Santos knows how to keep it cool. As the founder of Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream, she has years of experience dishing out cool snacks from her downtown Miami location.  After studying international relations at Miami-Dade College, she transferred to Georgetown University […]

/ September 30, 2019


‘You see the transformation’: How Miami’s Exchange for Change inspires inmates

Miami’s Exchange for Change works to teach creative writing to incarcerated men in facilities across SoFla.

/ August 27, 2019


How a scholarship helped this self-taught Miami coder level up his skills

Carlos Arevalo moved to Miami as a kid from Colombia and was able to become a coder thanks to Ironhack’s support and curriculum.

/ August 6, 2019


‘I just didn’t want them to read like a travel brochure’: How Alex Segura crafted his Miami crime novel series

We caught up with Miami-born writer Alex Segura ahead of the release of his latest novel, “Miami Midnight.”

/ July 31, 2019


This Miamian promotes environmental education in the community and the classroom

Miami native Barbara Martinez-Guerrero is the director of Dream in Green, an organization that focused on environmental education.

/ July 24, 2019


Crystal Wagar made history in Miami Shores, but says getting residents involved is her biggest goal

Crystal Wagar was elected as the first black woman to serve as mayor of Miami Shores last month. We spoke with her about what the moment means and what she wants to accomplish.

/ May 3, 2019