Education programs

Education programs 2018-07-11T22:31:15+00:00

To help children and youth achieve their full potential, we invest in 42 programs at our Impact Partner agencies, all focused on strategies identified as key to academic success.

AMIkids Miami-Dade

Path to Success: Uses a structured behavior modification system and an educational component to improve student academic achievement for youth, ages 14 to 18 that have been referred through the juvenile justice system. Funding: $76,489
www.amikids.org

The Arc of South Florida

The Arc of South Florida – Project Thrive: Provides high-quality early educational experiences to children with special needs, ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Funding: $133,391
http://www.arcsofla.org

ASPIRA of Florida

ASPIRA Academic Success: After-school and Saturday program that provides at-risk students with instruction, tutoring and homework assistance in the areas of reading and math. Program also provides students with enrichment activities and state exam preparation. Funding: $52,020
http://www.aspirafl.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami

Community Based Mentoring: Provides struggling youth with crucial guidance and support through quality, safe mentoring friendships that positively impact academic achievement, school attendance, behavior and social relationships, while reducing risky behaviors. Funding: $215,000

School to Work: Provides students at-risk of not graduating with exposure to workplace environments and matches them with mentors to help them stay in school and make a successful transition to the workforce. Funding: $88,124
http://www.wementor.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami

Project Learn: Out-of-school academic program addresses challenges faced by youth and equips them to overcome their obstacles and succeed academically by providing homework help, literacy and recreational activities. Funding: $93,500

Second Step and Date Smart: Provides youth with enriching programs that offer social supports and skills building. Programs are delivered during after-school and summer camps. Funding: $50,000
http://www.bgcmia.org

Branches

Branches Climb Program: Provides youth in middle and high school with the social and life skills to increase self-awareness, critical thinking and leadership in order to make informed decisions and become successful. Funding: $60,000
http://www.branchesfl.org

Catholic Charities – Centro Hispano

Centro Hispano Católico Development Center: Provides high-quality NAEYC-accredited early care and educational experiences for children 3 to 5 years old, including those with special needs. Funding: $40,693
www.ccadm.org

Catholic Charities – Notre Dame

Notre Dame Child Care Center Preschool Program: Provides high-quality NAEYC-accredited early care and educational experiences for children 3 to 5 years old, including those with special needs. Funding: $50,000
www.ccadm.org

Catholic Charities – Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia Child Development Center: Provides socially and economically disadvantaged children ages 3 to 5 years with high-quality early educational experiences. Funding: $68,321
www.ccadm.org

Centro Campesino Farmworker Center

AmeriCorps Youthpride: Serves students at high risk of academic failure in the Florida City/Homestead area in second through eighth grades. Funding: $95,625
http://www.centrocampesino.org

Centro Mater

Centro Mater Preschool & Infants – Toddlers: Provides high-quality NAEYC-accredited early care and educational experiences to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, including those with special needs. Funding: $116,875

Centro Mater After School: Offers socially, intellectually, culturally and developmentally appropriate after-school and summer camp activities to children 5 – 12 years old. Funding: $29,223
http://www.catholichealthservices.com

Centro Mater West

Centro Mater West: Provides high-quality NAEYC-accredited early care and educational experiences to infants, toddlers and preschoolers, including those with special needs. Funding: $50,000
http://www.catholichealthservices.com

Coconut Grove Cares

Barnyard After-School & Summer Program: Provides homework assistance, computer labs and educational skill-building activities to elementary-aged children in west Coconut Grove. Funding: $75,000
http://www.coconutgrovecares.org

Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center

Early Childhood Preschool Program: Provides an enriching educational experience for children, ages 0 to 5 years. Funding $15,676

Summer Camp: Provides enriching activities including literacy, engaged learning, as well as a wide variety of social activities for special needs children by integrating them with general camp attendees. Funding: $14,000
http://www.alperjcc.org

Easter Seals South Florida

Easter Seals South Florida Child Development Center: Offers an inclusive, high-quality child care and educational environment serving children ages 2 months to 5 years both with and without special needs.
Funding: $38,018
http://www.southflorida.easterseals.com

Family Christian Association of America

Walking Tall Youth Leadership Development Program: Prepares youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a structured series of activities and experiences that help them obtain social, emotional, ethical, physical and cognitive competencies. Funding: $38,250
http://www.fcaafamily.org

Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida

Girl Scout Decisions for Your Life: Offers comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programming for pre-adolescent and adolescent girls in grades K-12. Funding: $59,188

Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Prepares young girls and teens to be responsible citizens by organizing over 650 troops, led by trained, screened adult volunteers and advisors, in locations across Miami-Dade County. Funding: $201,086
http://www.girlscoutsfl.org

Institute for Child and Family Health

Functional Family Therapy Program: Works with families and adolescents involved in the criminal justice system, or at risk for such involvement to end or prevent such behavior. Funding: $51,741
http://www.icfhinc.org

Jewish Community Services

Girl’s Empowerment Initiative: Assists girls between the ages of 12 and 14 who are remanded to Girl Power by the Department of Juvenile Justice because of criminal arrests with coping strategies, conflict resolution skills, anger management, and mentoring. Funding: $59,524

Sexual Minority Youth Program: Serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (GLBTQ) to reduce risk factors of cognitive, social and emotional isolation and address the unique issues faced by this population. Funding: $159,140
http://jcsfl.org

Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services

First Stop for Families: Provides interventions to troubled youth and their families to promote re-engagement in school with interventions and referrals to community resources, to address at-risk behaviors, improve academic performance and pro-social skills development. Funding: $47,061
http://www.miamibridge.org

Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center

Early Childhood Program: Serves children ages 0 to 5 years in the North Miami Beach area. Funding: $15,725

Kid Konnection: Provides tutoring and homework assistance to children 6 to 18 years of age during the summer and non-school hours. Funding: $30,000
http://www.marjcc.org

Overtown Youth Center

High School & Post-High Initiative: Program gives students academic support, prepares them and their families for the college admissions process and expectations of students in a post-secondary environment through test prep, workshops, college tours and scholarships. Funding: $25,000

Youth Development Program: Provides in-school, after-school and summer services focused on achievements in attendance, grades, behavior, academic skills, test scores, character building and motivation to learn. Funding: $63,750
http://www.overtownyouth.org

Recapturing the Vision

Daily Academic After-School Program: This after-school and summer camp program provides comprehensive activities in the core areas of literacy, physical fitness, homework assistance, life skills, family engagement, and enrichment to children at Pine Lakes Elementary School in Naranja in south Miami-Dade County. Funding: $64,800

Redlands Christian Migrant Association

RCMA Child Development Centers: Provides high-quality early care and education to children, ages 0 to 5 years, from migrant and other low-income rural communities. Funding: $147,559
http://www.rcma.org

Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club

Naranja Youth Enterprises South (YES): Provides youth in the Naranja community with self-esteem counseling, tutoring to address academic problems, school visits to monitor school progress, home visits to monitor the progress of youth at home, and job readiness training to expose youth to the world of work. Funding: $20,000
www.richmondperrineoptimist.org

Urban League of Greater Miami

Achievement Matters: Improves student achievement levels, test-taking skills, and strengthens the social skills of Black American and other youth of color, in the Miami-Dade County Public School system.
Funding: $157,000

Achievement Matters – SAT/ACT Test Camps: Provides students with the support they need to successfully complete high school and attain a post-secondary education with preparation activities including high school graduation planning, financial aid and scholarship application assistance, college tours, college entrance and standardized test prep. Funding: $30,000
www.miamiurbanleague.org

YMCA of South Florida

YMCA of South Florida After-School Programs (K-12): Provides literacy enhancement, physical fitness, social skills building, and family involvement activities in public housing sites, schools, neighborhood centers, and YMCAs. Funding: $70,000

YMCA of South Florida Preschool Programs: Provides children, ages 0 to 5 years, with high-quality early care and education in Little Haiti, Liberty City/ Model City and Homestead. Funding: $74,401

YMCA Summer Camp: Provides youth with opportunities for peer interaction, providing positive reinforcement, increasing interest level and self-esteem and making activities meaningful through recreation, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and other group activities during school holidays and the summer. Funding: $25,000
www.ymcasouthflorida.org

Youth Co-Op

Academic Success Program: Provides tutoring and skill building for students. Funding: $41,000

Youth Crime Prevention Program: Teaches positive decision-making skills to promising youth with risk factors linked to criminal behavior. Funding: $15,000
http://www.ycoop.org

YWCA of Greater Miami

YWCA Early Childhood Program: Provides high-quality early care and education to children ages 0 to 5 years from multicultural and socio-economically diverse communities. Funding: $57,339

Youth Program: Helps youth develop vital skills and enhance their personal character through positive social interactions, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem enhancement, basic life skills preparation, community and multi-cultural projects, and positive family activities. Funding: $15,000
http://www.ywca-miami.org

Through Response Fund program grants targeting students with attendance, behavior and class performance issues at selected schools, United Way is also investing in the following:

City Year Miami (Redlands Middle School): $100,000; Communities in Schools (Carol City High School): $65,000; Overtown Youth Center (Jose de Diego Middle School and Booker T. Washington Senior High School): $50,000; World Literacy Crusade / Girl Power (Linda Lentin K-8 Center): $43,500.