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Getting ready for college

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition announced the first round of Scholarship Program recipients at its annual awards ceremony dinner on April 19. “We saw by the large number of talented, intelligent and deserving high school seniors who applied ...

Fun Fest at Brownsville

Brownsville Middle School hosted the Falcon Fun Fest on April 9 as a reward for students’ participation at Saturday Academy for additional academic support in preparation for the Florida Standards Assessments tests. Students enjoyed free food, books, music, balloon animals, ...

HBCU scholarships awarded

Carol City High School student Victoria Allen had a huge smile on her face when she was formally presented with a scholarship for $1,000 and a jumbo check from organizers of the HBCU/Greek Walk and Run. Allen, who will attend ...

HBCU presidents share their stories

The power of exceptional women nearly lifted the roof off of Lee Hall Auditorium at Florida A&M University on March 22, as six leading college presidents shared professional challenges, life experiences and inspirational stories. The Extraordinary Reach discussion was part ...

FMU partners with National Black MBA

Florida Memorial University and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) entered into a groundbreaking agreement that will develop and strengthen career pathways for undergraduate and graduate business students. The partnership aims to enhance the quality of the educational experiences, internship ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters get big gift from Carnival

With the help of the Carnival Foundation, the Miami chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters received a new facility called Carnival Center for Excellence. “We want people to some how, some way get involved with Big Brother Big Sisters. ...

Camp brings the peace

The Inner City Youth Enrichment Camp's third annual "Stop the Violence and Bring the Peace" event took place March 26 at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St. School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Teacher

A former student leader looks back at a milestone

Fifty years ago (on Saturday, March 26, 1966) a headline in the Miami Herald read: “Sharecropper's Son Miami Dade Junior College Student Leader." The accompanying photograph shows a crush of jubilant well-wishers surrounding Bobby Reid, the first Black student body ...

FMU convocation honors alumni

Florida Memorial University celebrated Founder's Week from March 15-19. It's been 137 years since the university opened its doors to students who aspire for brighter futures and it's been 48 years since the school came to Miami from St Augustine. ...

Four Miami teens selected for Disney Dreamers Academy

Each year since its 2007 inception, Walt Disney World has collaborated with media mogul Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to host the Disney Dreamers Academy — a four-day, all-expense paid, hands-on educational and mentoring opportunity for high school students from ...

SEED School of Miami making strides

Now in its second year, The SEED School of Miami, Florida’s first college-prep public boarding school, is looking for its next class of superstar scholars. Applications are now being accepted through April 4 for incoming sixth graders for the 2016-2017 ...

Teacher of the Year is honored proclamation

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presented a proclamation to Precious Symonette, Miami-Dade County’s Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, for her work at Miami Norland Senior High at the March 8 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting. Symonette, a creative writing teacher, ...

FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016

The U.S. State Department has recognized Florida International University as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016. FIU is one of 16 research universities with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program, administered ...

Liberty City computers grads

Residents from Liberty Square Public Housing recently graduated from a computer training program at Victory Tech Inc. The program, headed by director Van Williams, focuses on training citizens from Liberty City on how to access and use the computer. Williams ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s mission is to create a pathway to educational and professional opportunities for the youth of Miami-Dade County through the study and performance of dance.” -- Ruth Wiesen, director. Thomas Armour Youth Ballet provides ballet training to ...

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