Category: Education

Turning curiosity into success

2019-04-01T10:19:48+00:00 April 1st, 2019|

Career Connections, a joint initiative between the Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and our United Way, host a series of engaging career exploration panels and Q&As with executives and entrepreneurs in Miami-Dade to inspire high school students.

At-risk youth continue to thrive with impact partner AMIkids

2019-01-11T16:22:59+00:00 December 5th, 2018|

AMIkids, a long-held United Way partner, is dedicated to help our community’s young people discover the potential within them. Learn how their Path to Success program is providing at-risk youth with experimental education opportunities in a marine environment, with the ultimate goal of reducing recidivism.

A closer look at early education

2018-11-01T17:43:59+00:00 October 31st, 2018|

Children born into low-income families begin life at a significant disadvantage as compared to children from higher-income families. With nearly 30% of infants in Miami-Dade living in poverty, we are working to level the playing field for all children through our Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership program because one’s zip code shouldn’t predetermine one’s future.

Meet Jorge

2018-10-05T08:53:49+00:00 July 31st, 2018|

When Jorge expanded his family to include a second foster child, he and his partner were confronted with a wide range of new challenges. Learn how a United Way funded program helped prepare the youngest member of his growing family for kindergarten and beyond.

Big win for early learning programs

2019-02-04T18:20:01+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Legislature passed what is arguably the most important early learning policy bill since the School Readiness program began nearly two decades ago.