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NEW United Way Miami Names Symeria T. Hudson President and Chief Executive Officer

Starting August 5, 2022, Symeria Hudson will join us as President and CEO of United Way Miami. In her new role, Symeria will lead our organization to its next phase of growth and evolution as we continue to build a thriving and equitable community where all people have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. Learn more.

NEW United Way Miami Workforce Project

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 8/31/22

United Way Miami Workforce Project offers education and training designed to give individuals career opportunities and economic mobility. The project has been structured as a Pay it Forward Fund to create a sustainable cycle of job training. For those that qualify, all upfront costs of training are waived with in-person and remote plans available. The flexibility of full-time or part-time enrollment and additional services to support student success is also available. Take advantage of this program to learn new skills and embark on a new career.  To learn more about this Pay it Forward Fund and repayment plan guidelines, visit the United Way Workforce Project at miamiworkforce.org.

NEW United Way Miami Youth Institute: Accepting Applications

Fellow Application Deadline: Wednesday, 8/31/22 by 11:59pm EST

The United Way Miami Youth Institute is accepting applications for its 7th cohort. The Youth Institute is the premier leadership and civic engagement high school program led by the School Age Education team. Through this fellowship 10th-12th graders will engage in meaningful conversations, explore the ins and outs of community impact, embark on college and career exploration, travel out of the state of Florida, and challenge their thinking to then develop their own service-learning project that they will eventually implement. For further information, contact Tyler Odneal at youthinstitute@unitedwaymiami.org or (305) 646-7094. Also feel free to visit United Way Miami.

NEW Share your passion for reading – Become a ReadingPal

Join United Way volunteers this fall in reading to young pre-kindergarten children across Miami-Dade County. ReadingPals help children improve their social-emotional development and early literacy skills through interactions with children 3-5 years old. Learn more.

NEW Upcoming Grant Opportunity: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JED I) RFP

Application Release Date: Tuesday, 7/25/22
Application Submission: Friday, 9/2/22 by 5:30pm EST
Virtual Application Training Zoom Information:
 Tuesday, 8/2/22, 9am-10am: https://unitedwaymiami.zoom.us/j/94006504987 and Thursday, 8/4/22,3pm-4pm: https://unitedwaymiami.zoom.us/j/93591671817

The United Way Miami School Age Education team has recognized the emphasis on including diversity, equity, and inclusion ideologies in youth programs in several community based organizations. As a result, the School Age Education area is looking to fund an agency that has expressed and/or demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in their mission and programming.  The application will be released on July 25, 2022.  A virtual application trainings for the RFP will then commence on Tuesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 4th. For any questions pertaining this RFP please contact Tyler Odneal at odnealt@unitedwaymiami.org.

NEW United Way Center for Financial Stability FREE Financial Coaching

Summer is a great time to jumpstart your finances and set yourself up to reach your goals! If you could benefit from one-on-one support and additional resources, remember that the United Way Center for Financial Stability (CFS) offers FREE  Financial Coaching to United Way Staff, Partners, and their families. Sessions are completely confidential and available virtually at your convenience. To schedule an appointment, just call, email, or scan the QR code! For more information visit United Way Miami Center for Financial Stability.

NEW Cruise for a Cause to Support United Way

United Way Miami and Virgin Voyages have teamed up to launch the Cruise for a Cause promotion to raise funds to improve access to education, financial stability and health services in Miami-Dade County. For a limited time, you can acquire a cruise for two on board Scarlet Lady by purchasing a cabin through United Way Miami. Come aboard, your one-of-a-kind adventure awaits. Limited number of cabins available, reserve yours today.

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NEW Hurricane season

Dates: Tuesday, 6/1/22 to Tuesday, 11/30/22

Hurricane season is here and we want you to be prepared. Miami-Dade County has prepared the 2022 Hurricane Readiness Guide that includes information on the before, during and after phases of a storm. In anticipation of a potential hurricane, it is advised that community members assemble supply kits a little at a time prior to the threat of an actual hurricane. For more information, visit Miami-Dade County.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The impact of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is challenging us all to adjust, learn, respond and serve. As nonprofit and civic and community providers, let us help one another stay informed and connected.

Miami-Dade continues to monitor and share information shared by Miami-Dade County, Florida Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Learning and assessing the impact on our agencies, people and families, and the community we serve is a priority. United Way welcomes your insights about emerging needs and our community’s growing response. Be a part of our community’s collective response – visit and share United Way’s VolunteerMiami portal to sign up to volunteer and/or create and manage your own projects, recruit volunteers and access volunteer data. If and when necessary, events may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.  All dates, deadlines and opportunities posted in this month’s News & Resources are subject to change. Please contact individual agencies for information about their posts. For updates, information on resources, services and volunteer opportunities, visit United Way Miami.

Community Announcements & Events

NEW The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Learn more.

NEW Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Homeowner Assistance Fund

Deadline Date: Wednesday, 8/31/22

The Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund is offering relief for mortgage payments and other homeowner expenses. Register now to begin the first step of determining your eligibility to participate in the program. Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is designed to mitigate financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing homeowners’ mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and displacements, as well as by providing assistance with home energy services, internet, property and/or flood insurance, property taxes, and homeowner or condominium association fees. Eligible Florida homeowners may receive up to $50,000 in assistance. The Homeowner Assistance Fund Customer Assistance Center (833-987-8997) is available Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time), for all inquiries and questions. For more information, visit Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

NEW Florida Nonprofit Alliance Giving in Florida Tour

Date: Wednesday, 8/4/22
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm EST
Location: Virtual event via Zoom (login information will be sent after registration)

Calling all nonprofits and foundations in Miami-Dade County! Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA) and the Office of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be presenting virtually the release of the Giving in Florida research. Join us to learn more about who is giving in our state, how they are giving, and what causes they are giving to.  For more information and to register click here.

NEW Community Connection: Speed Friending at The Underline

Date: Thursday, 8/4/22
Time: 7pm EST
Location: The Underline Brickell Backyard River Room, 600 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130

Love connecting with new people? Back by popular demand and powered by Instacart, come mix and mingle on The Underline with Community Connection: Speed Friending as we connect with the local community, enjoy healthy food you love, and support the launch of the Neighborhood Spotlights initiative. We’ll celebrate small businesses from Little Havana and Overtown, enjoying free healthy eats from small businesses based in these historic neighborhoods. You can register for this free event at Eventbrite.

NEW Kiddos 2022 Back to School & 9th Anniversary Event

Date: Saturday, 8/6/22
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Location: CityPlace Doral, 8300 Northwest 36th Street, Doral, FL 33166

Let’s Get Everyone Ready for School! One day filled with family-friendly activities and entertainment at CityPlace Doral Fountain Plaza! Arts and crafts, face painting, science and art projects, toddler zone, reading corner and storytelling, safety, performances, character meet & greet, free backpacks, hula hoop contest, food, goodie bags, music, raffles, and much more. Kiddos 2022 Annual Back-to-School is presented by Dade County Federal Credit Union featuring “Saving is Fun” Arts & Craft Station, in this fun and interactive area kids will be doing ceraminc piggy bank painting. Associate Sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will featuring the “Face Painting” station and an Hula Hoop contest presented by Storm Tight Windows. Kiddos Back to School and 9th Anniversary event is free and open to the community. Parking is available at CityPlace at an additional fee. For more information about Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities and how to participate in our event, please contact 786.260.8492 or email vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com.

NEW The Children’s Trust Family Expo

Dates: Saturday, 8/6/22
Time: 10am – 3pm EST
Locations:  Various locations

Get ready Miami, The Children’s Trust Family Expo is coming to you this summer! The Family Expo is a great opportunity for parents to learn of the wealth of resources and opportunities available to their children including after-school and enrichment programs, nutrition education, injury prevention, programs for children with special needs, pre-K registration information and KidCare outreach. For more information, visit The Children’s Trust.

NEW Commissioner Joe A. Martinez Health & Safety Expo

Date: Saturday, 8/6/22
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm EST
Location: 10901 Coral Way, Miami FL33165

The Annual Health & Safety Expo brings together people of all ages and areas of Miami Dade County to educate them on overall wellness for healthier living and safety tips. This is a free event that provides our citizens with free health screenings, medical services, education, hurricane preparedness, safety tips, and overall wellness activities vital for the entire family. The event provides residents with vital information on how to live healthier and make safety a daily part of their lives. For more information click here.

NEW National Health Center Week

Dated: Monday, 8/8/22 through Friday, 8/12/22

Join Miami-Dade County, Belafonte Talcolcy, Empower U, Simply Healthcare, and Farm Share for a week of celebration for the Community and Health Centers. The week events will include Back 2 School Give Aways/Health Fair, Farm Share Food Distribution (first come, first serve), Hygiene Kit Distribution, Patient Appreciation Day, and Employee Appreciation Day.  For more information and locations click here.

NEW 10th Anniversary ZooRun 2022

Date: Saturday, 10/8/22
Time: 7:00am EST.
Location: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

Experience a WILD time October 8, 2022 at the 10th Annual ZooRun benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation. Transport yourself to the Amazon, Australia, Asia, and Africa as runners (and walkers) of all ages dash their way through Zoo Miami for a 5k, Kids Dash, and our inaugural 10k. Animal-themed costumes encouraged! For more information, visit ZooMiami.org/run.

NEW Project L.E.A.D. (Literacy for Every Adult in Dade)

The Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Project L.E.A.D. offers free, one-on-one confidential tutoring both in-person and online to help improve the reading and writing skills of adults with low literacy.  Join us for this information session if you are interested in becoming an adult learner or volunteer tutor for the Project L.E.A.D. program. For more information, e-mail projectlead@mdpls.org or call 305-375-5323. To register for the information session, visit Miami-Dade Public Library System.

NEW 305 Partners (305 Phones) – Free Connectivity Program for Low Income USA Households

305 Partners is an ISO (independent sales organization) focusing on serving underprivileged communities with free or low-cost solutions in the telecom sector. Through the US Government’s LifeLine program, we are able to provide a FREE smartphone with unlimited talk and text, plus 25GB of data to qualifying applicants. To find out if you are eligible or for more information, visit 305 Phones.

NEW Veteran Upward Bound Trio

Veteran Upward Bound (VUB) is here to help our Veteran community return or start College for the first time!  Veteran Upward Bound is a no cost federally funded program that assist the Miami Dade County Veterans population with postsecondary or vocational enrollment. For veterans who wish to return to school our program provides our eligible participants with the following: A monthly stipend, Online refresher courses with face-to-face tutoring, Test preparation and academic support, Advising & case management with a student success coach (SSC), School essential supplies, and Mobile services provided to veterans throughout the community.  Some essential criteria to qualify for our services include that the applicant must have at least 180 days’ worth of service, DD214 with a discharge status other than dishonorable.  For more information visit Veterans Upward Bound and to apply click here.

NEW Need Help Paying for Child Care/Early Education?

Early Learning Coalition is helping low income families pay for the high cost of quality early care and education by offering the following programs; School Readiness, Free Voluntary Prekindergarten, Early Head Start, and the Warm-line.  For more information visit Early Learning Coalition.

NAMI Peer to Peer (Free)

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm EST
Location: Via Zoom

NAMI Miami-Dade County is offering 8 session program for adults (18+) with a mental health condition, who are looking to understand their condition and find a path to recovery.  The program will help participants; create a personal relapse prevention plan, learn how to interact with health care professional, development confidence for making decisions and reduce stress, understand the impact of symptoms on your life, and access Miami-Dade area resources to help maintain wellness. To register click here.

Free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Assistance for Haitians

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center is offering free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assistance for Haitians. To find out if you are eligible, contact Sant La at (305) 573-4871.

Health Care for Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Health Veterans Access Clinic once again is proud to offer many of their services to qualifying veterans and their family members for little or no cost. Those who served our country deserve nothing but the best. NSU Health is dedicated to supporting the needs of veterans and their families through the NSU Veterans Access Clinic. We offer 360° health care services with specialized staff experienced in caring for veterans.  For more information visit Nova Southeastern University Health.

Paid Apprenticeship Program and Employment-Automotive

The Warren Henry Auto Group Apprenticeship Program offers paid employment that blends classroom instruction and on-the-job training toward becoming an Automotive Services Technician. Upon completion of this 2-year program, participants will have an opportunity to continue employment at Warren Henry Auto Group.  They will also earn a certificate issued by the Florida Department of Education recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. This program is sponsored by the Miami Dade College Apprenticeship Program in partnership with CareerSource South Florida and Miami Community Ventures.  Click here for information and application; go to “SEE IF I QUALIFY and complete a short questionnaire. For questions, contact the MDC Department of Career and Technical Education at 305-237-7209 or
apprenticeship@mdc.edu.

Corporate-Level Health Benefits – Small Businesses

The Greater Miami Chamber and AvMed have partnered to bring Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce members, with two to 50 eligible employees, corporate-level health benefits at prices a small business can afford. For more information, visit Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Healthy minds-Healthy lives – FREE Virtual Support Group

Date:  The 4th Wednesday of every month
Time: 3 pm EST
Location: Virtual

Are you struggling with stress and seeking the support of others with similar experiences? Sanitas Medical Center Florida BeWell program is offering a Healthy Minds – Healthy Lives free virtual emotional support group with facilitator Maria Gutierrez, MSW.  For more information contact Sanitas Medical Center at bewellprogram@mysanitas.com or 786-785-2282 /844-665-4827.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have teamed up to provide the first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the State of Florida, cities and private partners to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly, safely and equitably as possible. Homebound individuals can register online to be contacted to schedule a vaccination appointment at home. For more homebound information, call (833) 930-3672 or email homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com. For a list of locations or to schedule an appointment for faster onsite service, go to miamidade.gov/vaccine.

SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) Prescription Drug Discount Cards available

United Way Miami partners with SingleCare (formerly known as FamilyWize) to provide community members with access to affordable prescription medications, ensuring greater health and financial stability. To request prescription cards, visit SingleCare.

Mental health services for children

Institute for Child and Family Health provides mental health services for children, adolescents and families in Miami-Dade County. Services may be provided in the home, at the child’s school or at one of the ICFH clinics. For more information about these services as well as other programs and services offered by ICFH, please visit our website at www.icfhinc.org.

Free Counseling for first-time homebuyers/homeowners

Centro Campesino is offering FREE counseling for first-time homebuyers or homeowners facing foreclosure. All counseling is done virtually. For more information, contact Centro Campesino Housing Department at housing@ccfcfl.org or call Ilia Mendoza at (305) 245-7738.

Children’s Bereavement Center Perinatal and Infant Loss Grief Support Group

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: Virtual

As a result of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, people are growing more comfortable with accessing services of all kinds using video platforms. This has allowed Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) to address the needs of families. Parents that suffered a miscarriage or lost an infant are often grappling with unique issues including guilt, fertility and/or whether to try to get pregnant again. To help these parents, CBC has developed a special online support facilitated by two mental health professionals experienced in pregnancy, infertility and grief. CBC also published an article, Compassionate Tips to Help Cope with The Death of a Baby, that may be of some help to those providing support to a parent who has had this type of loss. FREE Perinatal and Infant Loss Grief Support Group open to grieving mothers (and their partner) who have suffered perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death) or infant loss, must be 18 years or older to participate. Group meets via Zoom for 90 minutes and is available in English and Spanish. Age-appropriate virtual grief support groups are also available to other children in the family.

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami provides financial help during pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami, a federation program, is providing interest-free emergency loads to qualified Jewish borrowers in need in Miami-Dade County. The emergency loans, up to $3,000, can help with expenses related to the pandemic, such as lost wages due to being unable to go to work, related medical expenses and more. For more information, visit Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

SafeLink helping you stay healthy

SafeLink Wireless® has partnered with Doc.com to provide 24/7 professional medical assistance, including unlimited telemedicine access to call a doctor or nurse through video conferencing and free written prescriptions to your local pharmacy. SafeLink Wireless® is also a LifeLine supported service, a government benefit program. Only eligible consumers may enroll in LifeLine and proof of income or program participation may be required for enrollment. LifeLine service is nontransferable and limited to one per household. For more information, visit SafeLink Wireless.

Domestic Violence in Times of COVID-19 awareness campaign

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has launched Domestic Violence in Times of COVID-19, an extensive outdoor and digital awareness campaign to provide support to victims of violence. The campaign raises awareness as well as gets the word out to those who are experiencing abuse to know services are available 24/7, and to encourage them to escape, report, or seek the services they need through the Miami-Dade County’s Coordinated Victim’s Assistance Center (CVAC) helpline (305) 285-5900. For more information, visit Women’s Fund Miami-Dade.

FREE Mental Health Wellness support groups

Date: Mondays –  Fridays
Time:  Times varies
Location: Virtual

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami-Dade Support Groups are available online and by phone. Groups are available in English, Spanish and Creole for individuals with mental health conditions and/or for their family members. In addition, bilingual parents/caregivers will be available on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  For more information, including wellness support group schedules, please visit NAMI Miami.

Children’s Bereavement Center grief support groups

Date: Monday through Friday
Time: Times vary
Location: Virtual

Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) is providing FREE virtual grief support groups for all ages. Studies show that 25 percent of children will experience the death of a significant loved one by high school graduation, and for 1 in 5, their loss will be a parent. After a loss, children and teens are vulnerable to suffer symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, social isolation, strained peer interaction, physical complaints, sleep disturbances/nightmares, and school difficulties. Groups meet virtually weekly and are facilitated by masters level mental health professionals. These services are open to anyone who has suffered a loss as a result of illness, accident, suicide or homicide. To find a location throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach call (888) 988-5438 and you will be linked to a group. Registration is required via phone. For more information, visit Children’s Bereavement Center.

Florida KidCare Coalition

The Florida KidCare Coalition of Miami-Dade is offering enrollment assistance for families who have recently lost health coverage or have had a change of income. Assistance is available in English, Spanish and Creole.  For more information, visit Florida KidCare Coalition.

Free Pediatric health care and mental health services

UHealth’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic is offering pediatric health care and mental health services for children without insurance at no charge. Services provided include: well child exams, sports/school physicals, immunizations and urgent care. Screenings are offered for: vision impairments, hearing impairments, dental problems, tuberculosis, development problems and nutritional problems. The Mobile Clinic visits neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County and operates from 9 am to 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For the Mobile Clinic’s location schedule and flyers available in English, Spanish and Creole, visit UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling (305) 243-6407.

Funding & In-Kind Resources

NEW Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP) FY22

Application Deadline Date: Thursday, 8/18/22

The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals for funding from eligible private and non-profit organizations, state, local and tribal agencies, and institutions of higher learning to further build their capacity to market and deliver their existing entrepreneurship training program(s) to service-disabled veteran, veteran entrepreneurs and Reserve Component members who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business. Eligible applicants include State governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), For profit organizations other than small businesses, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, and Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award Ceiling: $150,000. For more information and to apply, visit US Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration.

NEW Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC)

Application Deadline Date: Monday, 9/12/22

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports domestic public or private, nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program. Eligible applicants include Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments, Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education, City or township governments, County governments, and Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments). For more information, visit Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.

NEW Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

Application Deadline Date: Wednesday, 10/12/22

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP). The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. Recipients will implement community-based projects incorporating evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies or innovations to increase access to health care and preventive health services in rural and other underserved populations. Community-based partnerships and collaborations will support the establishment of these projects and advance innovations. A successful HTPCP project will accomplish the following objectives during the 5-year period of performance: Implement an innovative project to promote preventive child health services with at least one measurable outcome. Form new collaborative relationships with at least three community and/or statewide partners. Develop a sustainability plan that includes at least three community partnerships and at least one funding strategy. If applicable, assess improvement in health promotion and prevention efforts through the use of materials and/or anticipatory guidance from the Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents initiative. Eligible applicants include State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Special district governments, Independent school districts, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, and City or township governments. For more information, visit US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. 

NEW The Children’s Trust: RFP 2023-01 Youth Development Grant Opportunity

Release Request for Proposals (RFP): 8/12/22
Application Deadline: 12/15/22 by 12am EST

High-quality after-school programs and summer camps can increase school attendance, improve academic performance, decrease risky behaviors, prevent summer learning loss and support working families.   Youth development programs will be funded throughout Miami-Dade County, with concentration in under-served communities with high proportions of children and youth experiencing poverty. Services during the school year and summer will serve children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as young adults transitioning from foster care and youth with disabilities through age 22. Programs will be inclusive of and fully accommodate children and youth with disabilities and will also be encouraged to support other vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations who may be negatively impacted by poverty, lack of opportunity and related neighborhood and social factors. Register for the Networking, Input and Information Session on Wednesday, July 6, 9:30am – 12:30am via Zoom.  For more information, visit The Children’s Trust.

NEW Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: Friday, 8/5/22

The foundation invites letters of intent from community-based organizations in HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research. Grants will be awarded to support new or established programs that directly benefit clients and/or target audiences. Requests from across the United States are considered, with a particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Priority will be given to requests from locations with a scarcity of available funding; for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; and innovative ideas for meeting basic needs. To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, visit the Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation.

NEW Lisle International Foundation Global Seed Grants Program

Deadline Date: Monday, 8/1/22

Program will award grants between $500 and $5,000 to programs promoting intercultural communication and shared learning. Applicants must make clear how a proposed project promotes intercultural engagement and communication as a core goal achieved through intentional program components. Lisle only funds projects that promote intercultural understanding and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to share and learn from one another. In keeping with the spirit of “seed grant,” Lisle supports new projects that have not been implemented before and have the potential to grow, rather than ongoing and/or well-funded programs. In addition, Lisle prefers to be a significant donor to well-defined intercultural projects proposed by small and young organizations. Lisle awards between three and eight grants each year to projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. United States nonprofit 501(c)(3) status is not necessary for eligibility. Local organizational certification is welcome but not required. While Lisle prefers to fund organizations rather than individuals, individuals may apply, but they should identify an organization they will affiliate with to accomplish the project. For more information visit Lisle International Foundation.

Trainings & Conferences

UPDATED Parent-to-Parent of Miami workshops

Workshop dates: Friday, 8/5/22 through Friday, 12/16/22
Time: Time varies per workshop
Location: Virtual

Parent-to-Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families of children and adults with all types of disabilities. Parent-to-Parent works to make information, workshops and other resources to help make decisions about early intervention, early childhood, education, vocational training, employment, college opportunities, as well as the laws that protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities, available to parents and professionals. Parent-to-Parent has regular workshops on a variety of topics, including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, making the right decision about your child’s educational placement and more. Virtual workshops are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit Parent-to-Parent of Miami.

Survive & Thrive Skills Training for children and youth

Trainings: One to six-hour programs available weekly

YouthAlert! (YA) Program is offering the Survive & Thrive Skills Training for children and youth on comprehensive violence prevention. All content is age-appropriate with subjects including: bullying; self-harm; child abuse; peer, dating and school violence, among others. The program, school-based or out-of-school time, is available for elementary, middle and high schools. For more information or to schedule a training, visit YouthAlert! or call (859) 494-3677.

Epilepsy Florida free seizure recognition and first-aid trainings

Epilepsy Florida is offering free seizure recognition and first-aid trainings to community agencies and organizations as well as the general population throughout Florida. These valuable trainings aim to bring awareness to this chronic condition, help individuals recognize different types of seizures and provide seizure first-aid training to empower individuals to provide support to a person suffering from a seizure or living with the condition. All trainings will be provided virtually via Zoom. To schedule a training for yourself, staff, family or friends, email your request with a date and time that would work for you to prevention&education@epilepsyfl.org. For more information, visit Epilepsy Florida.

Nonprofit Careers

NEW Learn more about open positions at UF IFAS Miami-Dade Extension

Visit UF IFAS Miami-Dade Extension is 2 Nutrition Educators for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). To apply, visit jobs.ufl.edu.

NEW Learn more about open positions at ICU Baby

Visit ICU Baby to view all of their current openings, including Assistant Director of Operations who will help manage in-hospital programs, community engagement and development activities. The Assistant Director of Operations will work with the CEO and Leadership Team to oversee the progress of program operations and facilitate program delivery to clients. The Assistant Director will also work with senior leadership to conduct outreach communication and events for clients and the general community.  Proven leadership experience and an ability to collaborate when working with a team is critical to the success in this position. The Assistant Director of Operations must also be bilingual (English/Spanish), tech savvy and have strong writing and interpersonal skills. A proficiency with the Google Suite, Constant Contact/MailChimp and Canva are preferred. Willingness to learn new software systems is required. A bachelor’s or associate degree is required. This position is primarily home-based, but weekly commutes to different locations within the community will be required. To apply email your resume to Elizabeth at elizabeth@icubaby.org.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Carrfour Supportive Housing

Visit Carrfour Supportive Housing to view all of their current openings, including including assistant program director, billing coordinator, mental health therapist, office administrator, peer specialist, housing stability coordinator, maintenance worker/housekeeper, resident services coordinator, property manager.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Baptist Health

Visit Baptist Health to view all of their current openings, including clerk laboratory, imaging technical assistant, director environmental health regulatory affairs, patient care supervisor nurse supervisor, Women Infants Unit; clinical partner 2 (CNA), Med/Surg Cardiac.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Healthy Little Havana

Visit Health Little Havana to view all of their current openings, including volunteer board of director member.

NEW Learn more about open postions at Easterseals South Florida

Visit Easterseals South Florida to view all of their current openings including community outreach coordinator, chief financial officer, summer teacher assistant, summer teacher, administrative assistant, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Health Council of South Florida

Visit Health Council of South Florida (HCSF) to view all of their current openings, including community health planner, program manager. Full-time and temporary, part-time positions are available. If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to: Vanessa Naranjo, Director of Operations at vnaranjo@healthcouncil.org.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Miami VA Healthcare System

Visit Miami VA Healthcare System to view all of their current openings, including motor vehicle operator, telephone operator, peer specialist, register nurse, medical records technician.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Broward County

Visit Broward County to view all of their current openings, including ada administrator/HIPAA privacy officer, Assistant Director of Risk Management, Behavioral Health Clinician (Therapist).

NEW Learn more about open positions at University of Miami Health System

Visit University of Miami Health System to view all of their current openings including (F/T) Registered Nurse 2- CVICU, UTower; (F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South; UHT – Food Service Worker – Trayline (U);  Sr. Sponsored Program Specialist; UHT – Supervisor, Patient Access.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Kristi House

Visit Kristi House to view all of their current openings including prevention education specialist, project gold engagement specialist, clinical assessment therapist, family advocate, project gold transportation coordinator, mental health therapist, youth advocate – project gold. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@kristihouse.org.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Center for Family and Child Enrichment

Visit Center for Family and Child Enrichment to view all of their current openings, including, youth care worker – PT, supervised visitation specialist, front office assistant, Miami Gardens; certified dependency case manager, educational specialist, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Jewish Community Services

Visit Jewish Community Services to view all of their current openings, including Administrative Assistant – Senior & Adult Services, Customer Service Representative, Warehouse Worker, Director, Jewish Women’s Foundation – Part-time, Hebrew/Judaic Studies Teacher.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Centro Campesino

NEW Learn more about open positions at United Way Miami

Visit United Way Miami to view all of our current openings, including Director, Health & Community Initiatives.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Branches

Visit Branches to view all of their current openings, including financial coach, manager, Community ID; associate manager, Accounts Payable; micro-business coach, ameriCorps member.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami

Visit Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Miami to view all of their current openings, including Teacher Aid High School E, Accountant I, Family Enrich Spec, Teacher Aid High School NE.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Chapman Partnership

Visit Chapman Partnership to view all of their current openings, including Executive Assistant, Food Service Supervisor, Resident Care Technician, Case Manager, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Goodwill Industries

Visit Goodwill Industries to view all of their current openings, including Truck Driver.

Special Programs & Ongoing Initiatives

VolunteerMiami: United Way Miami

Volunteer your time and talent. Take part in creating long-lasting change in our community through a wide range of volunteer opportunities with United Way and our community partners. For more information or to volunteer, visit VolunteerMiami.

United Way MISSION UNITED

United Way MISSION UNITED is a single point of entry for veterans to access the help they need at no cost. Connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners that provide services that include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources, financial services. MISSION UNITED is dedicated to empowering veterans and their families to lead productive lives in the community.  If you’re one of the thousands of veterans who call Miami home, and you’re in need of a network of free support services to help you get re-acclimated to civilian life, contact MISSION UNITED. For more information, visit United Way MISSION UNITED or call (305) 646-7130.

Grant Opportunities

If you’re an organization in Miami-Dade looking for funding, we’re here to help.

At this time we have no grant opportunities available.