Thursday, February 9, 2017

This Weeks News! | Black History Kick-Off

Dr. Cornel West: "The Crisis In Black Education"
Dr. Cornel West spoke to a group of students at North Miami High School for "The Crisis in Black Education" event, themed after the National Black History Month theme.   
Photography By: Adrian Freeman 
Question of the Week:
Do you believe there is disparity between wages and housing in Miami-Dade County?

YES | NO  
State Weekly Reports Jan. 30 - Feb. 3
The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee filed PCB CCS 17-01 Wednesday which would dispatch Florida's tourism and economic development agencies. Less than 36 hours after Gov. Rick Scott chastised legislators for threatening to pull back funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida, the House leadership has rolled out the bill that would kill both agencies. Read More>>>
Social Inequality Graph Results

No More Excuses - Start Writing Now

Do you yearn to write and know you have much to say, but somehow never get to it? This four-session workshop for aspiring and beginning writers will help you get started and keep at it.
Bring writing tools of your choice - paper, notebook, pen, pencil, iPad, laptop or even a stone tablet! This workshop is led by editor and writing coach Noelle Stern, PhD, a widely published author of fiction, essays, columns, and writing how-to help.
Thursdays, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Office of Community Advocacy
Advisory Board Meetings 
*All Advisory Board Meetings Are Open To The Public.  

Program Director: Mr. Joshua Ho
Chairperson: Mr. Mehmet Ulutas
Next Advisory Board Meeting   
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6 PM
Location: 111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 
10th floor
The Chinese New Year Festival
Enjoy exotic food, festive music, 
& mind-boggling entertainment
as we celebrate the Chinese New Year
 | Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 
| 11 am - 6 pm |
Program Board: Ms. Retha Boone-Fye
Chairperson: Mr. Stephen Johnson

Next Advisory Board Meeting:March 1, 2017 at 10 AM 
Location: 111 NW 1st Street 
18-1 Conference Room

"This Week's Black History Month Highlight is Thelma Gibson, A Miami Native African-American Woman born in the 1920's." 

This Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Triumphant Spirits: A photographic Illumination of African American Men 
Join us as the Black Affairs Advisory Board kicks off Black History Month with the unveiling of the "Triumphant Spirits" exhibit curated by MUCE and the photographer artistry of Adrian Freeman. 
| Stephen P. Clark Government Center |111 NW 1st Street Miami, Fl 33128 |
| 11:30 AM | For More Info>>> 
Program Director: Ms. Laura C. Morilla
Chairperson: Ms. Marie Woodson
Next Advisory Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Location: 111 NW 1st Street
Miami, Florida 33128
6th Floor Conference Room
20th Annual In The Company of
 Women Award Ceremony
| Celebrate International Women's Day | 
| Mar. 8, 2017 | Coral Gables Country Club | 
Read More | #12amazingwomen |
Program Board: Ms. Shirley Plantin
Chairperson: Mr. Edward Shohat

Next Advisory Board Meeting
Next Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2pm
Location: Masjid Miami Gardens
4305 NW 183rd Street Miami, Fl 33055 
In Partnership with COSMOS

Program Director: Ms. Natalie Milian
Chairperson: Ms. Abbie B. Cuellar
Next Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6 PM
Location: The Survivor's Pathway Office 
1801 Coral Way, Suite 200

Program Board: Mr. Gustavo Cruz
Chairperson: The Honorable Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Next Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Location: TBA

Enjoy Live Music, Great Food, & Festive Fun!
 A Chili Cook Off & Music Festival
| 11 AM - 6 PM | Feb. 12, 2017 |
| Coral Gables, Florida | 
 Brought to You By: Knights of Columbus
Sponsored By:  Military Affairs Board & United Way
Independent Review Panel Working Group 
Chairperson: Mr. Ruban Roberts
Next Advisory Board Meeting  
Location: 111 NW 1st Street
Miami, Florida 33128

Community Advocacy Services

Every Third Tuesday

FedAssist - Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be available to answer questions and general information to the public on a walk-in basis. Resource materials to help you study for the citizenship test will also be available.  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - will be providing services for low-income veteran families: Short Term Case Management, Rental Assistance, Utility Deposit/Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, Patriot Pass Assistance, Emergency Supplies, and Childcare Assistance.   

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be offering their

ACCESS program - which provides the following services: Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Assistance

Every Third Thursday