Project Promise

Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in joint partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools provides afterschool, weekend/holiday, summer programming for K-5 students at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center. Students receive academic and personal enrichment services including: academic remediation, homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, Project Based Learning, social skills training, arts education, and physical fitness.

Programs goals are to:

  1. increase academic achievement in English Language Arts, writing, math, and science,
  2. increase good nutrition and physical fitness
  3. increase positive behavior
  4. increase parent involvement.


Charles R. Drew K- 8 Center 
1775 NW 60th St., Miami, FL 33142
305.691.8021 main office

Project Promise (Grades K- 5)
Monday – Friday | 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (depending on grade level)

Staff Contacts:

Director of Education: Joel Smith

Site Coordinator: Kotkenya “KC” Cullins

Key Components of Project Promise:

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    Year-round program for children K-5 at Charles Drew K-8 Center

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    Certified teachers

  • 3

    Student Advocates

  • 5

    Parent Engagement

  • 5

    Homework Help, Tutoring, Project-Based Learning, Arts, Field Trips, Counseling

  • 6

    Pre and Post Assessment to ensure students meet or exceed grade level expectations

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