Stories with 'education' tag

Volunteer: A Room to Read

Join United Way of Miami-Dade and Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) to create a lending library for children and families to use. Volunteers will have the opportunity to build furniture, decorate a room and read to children at the school. RCMA, a United Way funded agency, is an early child development center in Homestead Florida, […]

/ March 25, 2019


Volunteer: Imagination Day (Three Locations Available)

How can your love for children and a few pieces of cardboard inspire a young mind? Join us at United Way of Miami-Dade’s Imagination Day — an amazing opportunity to spark a child’s creativity through the use of a simple cardboard box and other recycled materials. Spend time with children while creating something new.   […]

/ March 25, 2019


Volunteer: National Volunteer Week Kick-Off

Join United Way of Miami-Dade and ARC of South Florida in Florida City as we kick off a week of volunteerism. Volunteers will help to paint their three buildings, organize their seven classrooms and plant a garden.   RSVP here.

/ March 25, 2019


Miami women to watch

Mrs. Fabel Dodge Sloane at Hialeah Park in 1959 (Courtesy of HistoryMiami) Back in the 1890s when Miami was considered swampland, Julia Tuttle saw its potential and convinced industrialist Henry Flagler to extend his railway from Palm Beach down to Miami. And that’s a major part of how Miami got its start. In fact, Miami […]

/ March 28, 2019


Black Architects in the Making design futures

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Craig Aquart is a Jamaican-American architect, principal of MCHarry & Associates and the founder of Black Architects in the Making, an outreach programthat educates middle and high school students about architecture through activities, workshops and summer camps with the goal of diversifying the profession. WHAT IS HE DOING: Craig travels to communities […]

/ March 6, 2019


Here’s why Florida’s conversation on early learning should focus on brain building, not babysitting

The Children’s Movement of Florida wants to get people talking about brain building when they think of early learning, rather than babysitting. They’ve gotten support from more than 100 mayors for their latest initiative.

/ March 1, 2019


Read Read Across America at United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education

Join United Way of Miami-Dade in celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading and literacy in honor of Dr. Seuss. Volunteers will be paired with students […]

/ February 25, 2019


Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insurance

The Education Fund celebrates the culinary dreams and ambitions of high school and middle school students at the 2019 Taste of Education presented by Sapoznik Insuranceon. Taste of Education (#tasteofeducation) showcases the gastronomic talents of students from 17 culinary programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Students competing in 30 teams will prepare gourmet bites and […]

/ February 8, 2019


November 2018 Voter Guide

On Nov. 6, Miami-Dade County voters will vote for a new governor, U.S. senate and house seats, and a bunch of amendments and referenda.

/ October 30, 2018


Miami-Dade School Board Referendum

The school board referendum is asking voters whether they are willing to raise taxes to help fund raises for Miami-Dade teachers.

/ October 16, 2018