We're off to an amazing start in 2017

Posted by: Shownda Pagan, Interim CEO and Director of Programs on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Students at Brownsville Middle

As I look at the tremendous growth of our programs over the years, I am extremely proud of what we have achieved and even more excited about the committed stakeholders - our funders, partners, Board and community members - that are equally invested in the successful outcomes of a promising future for the children and families that we serve.

Our programs have seen a 75% decrease in youth suspensions and detentions. Absences have decreased from an average of 8 days to 2 days. 97% of our children 5 and under are enrolled in early care & education programs.  90% of our children are enrolled in afterschool, summer and enrichment programs. 

I would like to invite you to join us in the vision for Liberty City to be a prosperous community. This transformation can happen - we simply need to demand it! I want to ask you to join us to help make a difference in Liberty City. All it takes is our investment with one child, one block and one school at a time. 

I want to extend a special thank you to:
Fran Katz, The Women’s Fund
Pat Molinari, Our Angel – The Key Biscayne Village
Jonathan Babicka & Priscilla Roman, The Little Lighthouse Foundation
Chief Press, Chief Press Foundation
Melissa White, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation
Stephanie Slyvestre, The Children’s Trust
Matthew Forman & Richard Kay, Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Theodora Long, Biscayne Nature Center, Inc.
The Early Learning Coalition Miami-Dade
Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle
The Ounce of Prevention Florida
Volunteer Florida
Citi Foundation
United Way
Miami Dade College
Dr. Tisa McGhee, Barry University
Department of Children and Families
JP Morgan & Chase
The Praying Pelicans
Georgia Southern University
The Prentice Foundation, Inc
Miami City Ballet
Target & KaBOOM!
Colombina International
University of Miami
Yellow Rose Society
Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems

Without your support, we wouldn't be able to have the impact we do every day!

Shownda, Interim CEO and Director of Programs


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