Category: Education

Meet Ana

2021-08-09T13:46:44-04:00 August 9th, 2021|

A little over two years ago, Ana and her husband emigrated from Cuba to the United States with hopes and dreams of a better ...

Meet Lakisha

2021-08-09T13:46:29-04:00 June 1st, 2021|

When the pandemic hit, Lakisha and her husband, parents to a toddler with a new baby on the way, were met with unforeseen challenges. ...

Gardening helps grow young minds in our community

2019-08-08T12:34:34-04:00 August 8th, 2019|

A garden adds a pleasant aesthetic to its surroundings. For children, it can open the doors to a career in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – pathways that are often overlooked by those that are underserved in our community.

Help give students the tools they need to succeed.

2019-07-02T13:52:42-04:00 July 1st, 2019|

Join our United Way’s back-to-school drive. From now until August 2, you can participate by donating something from our wish list and give back to low-income families and children, volunteer to put together supplies kits or host your own back-to-school drive.

Turning curiosity into success

2019-04-01T10:19:48-04:00 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

2019-01-11T16:22:59-04:00 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

2018-11-01T17:43:59-04:00 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

2018-10-05T08:53:49-04:00 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.