Miami Children's Initiative has been developed similarly to the Harlem Children's Zone evidenced-based cradle to career model, with prominent features such as clearly delineated geographical zones and rates of 'penetration' into communities through the use of community based networks.
Our afterschool, summer programming, and wrap around services seek to engage and support each member of the family in promoting the safe, nurturing, and positive environments for every child in the neighborhood.
Our Goals for Children and Teens
Early Care & Education
Children are afforded a quality early care and education experience
Ready to Learn
Children enter kindergarten ready to learn
Children and youth improve on academics and behavior indicators
Grade Level Expectations
Children leaving third grade are meeting or exceeding grade level expectations in reading and math
A Plan for the Future
Youth have a plan for college, military or vocation school
Our Goals for Parents & Caregivers
Opportunities to Learn & Grow
Invest in families by offering opportunities to learn and grown as advocates for their children and community
Workshops on topics such as stages of development, discipline, bonding, safety, health and nutrition
Social and Emotional Support
Counseling services and referrals to services based on need
A Better Future
Education and employment training and placement
Access to Healthcare
Patient-centered medical home (PCMH), that is intended to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes.
MCI has tangible data and documented results spanning three years of its work.
Our Achievements Include: