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The mission of LHMA is to promote, preserve and champion Little Havana as a great place to live, work, shop and play. Key issues we work on: •  improving neighborhood walkability and pedestrian safety; •  expanding our tree canopy/neighborhood beautification; •  free education for local merchants – access to resources; •  promoting the neighborhood online and with wayfinding signage; •  preserving neighborhood’s local character •  Building relationships and connections among local stakeholders Join us at our Community Breakfast Networkers: Wednesdays @8:30-10 am, El Cristo Restaurant, 1543 SW 8 St.


Promoting HistoryMiami Family Fun Days, in partnership with Viernes Culturales and Miami dgdgd Arts Parade

Community Building

Coordination of Services

Journey Through the Arts, partnership with Centro Cultural Espa単ol to engage local youth in visual arts.

Civic Engagement

Bringing community together (3,000 + attendees, 40 + partners), Annual Caring 4 Kids Health & Safety dgdgdFair @ MDC, IAC

Free car seats to families, partnership with Injury Free Coalition, University of Miami Department of Pediatrics

Learning Community

Making early learning and academic success fun

Promoting early literacy with local parents

For more info.: Betty Alonso, President & CEO or Dr. Linda Callejas, Director of Strategic Partnerships 1111 SW 8 Street, Suite 208 | T: 305.854.2473 | ConnectFamilias.org | Follow us on Twitter: @ConnectFamilias


Parent leaders in action ‌


Little Havana Acción Community Action Agency                

Citizen Involvement & Participation/ Community Advisory Committee & Meetings CAC Scholarships Employment Preparation & Training Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program Low Income Energy Assistance Program Housing Assistance Grant & Initiative Citizenship Classes

305-547-4892 and 858 W. Flagler Street


The Miami River Commission supplies volunteers with plants, paint, tools, gloves, garbage bags, etc. for Miami River Greenway beautification projects in Little Havana. (305) 644-0544 | miamirivercommission.org


Abriendo Puertas 305-649-6449 in East Little Havanawww.abriendopuertas.org


Latin Chamber of Commerce Eight Street USA Our mission is to maintain a leadership role in the community through programs, services and events that will enhance the quality of life and economic well being across Calle Ocho USA, making our communities prosperous and secure. Projects   Alvarez Guedez Star   Immigration Reform Initiative   International Business Outreach   Revitalization of Calle Ocho


CAMACOL camacol.org/contact/ Luciano Garcia: lgarcia@camacol.org Luis Cuervo: lcuervo@camacol.org          

Commercial Façade Rehabilitation Program CAMACOL Loan Fund New business facility with conference room and meeting space, available to our members and organization. Networking events, seminars, workshops, business luncheons. Technical and business assistance, licenses, permits, and documentation requirements (for members).


Faรงade Program Before & After Shots


Viernes Culturales/ Cultural Fridays Produces the monthly Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays arts and culture festival on the last Friday of the month. Mission: to promote the cultural, artistic and economic renaissance of historic Little Havana, to accelerate the transformation of its arts district using arts and culture to bring people of different cultures together, to promote economic revitalization and tourism, and to provide a venue for visual artists and entertainers to showcase their work while linking the artistic community to the public. viernesculturales.org | facebook.com/vcmiami


Miami High School Professional Society (M.A.P.S.) M.A.P.S. enables Miami High school alumni professionals to give back to their Little Havana institution, instilling in students the values of perseverance, hard work and friendship, along with a solid educational base.   Serve as role models to future Miami High and other public school graduates;   Provide scholarship funds, recognition and awards, school supplies, and other resources to MHS students and their feeder schools;   Volunteer at career day events at MHS and their feeder schools in Little Havana and elsewhere. Contact: (786) 512-3745


Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Contact: Tony Lorenzo, President, 305-644-8888

KEY PROJECTS BENEFITTING LITTLE HAVANA & ITS RESIDENTS:                

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Calle Ocho Festival: Since 1975 bringing over $30 million in economic impact to the City of Miami and the Little Havana area. Domino Tournament: held at Domino Park and every year improvements are made to Domino Park with funds raised at event. Miss Carnaval Miami: held at Manuel Artime Theater on SW First St. and 9th Ave.; a high % of families and friends of contestants live in Little Havana Sponsor and Member Luncheons: held at Casa Juancho Scholarships to College Students in LH & elsewhere; Donations to San Juan Bosco Center Healthy Kids Summer Camp at Lummus Park; 200+ campers attend for free Back to School: 5-6 elementary schools receive over 5,000 back packs and school supplies Christmas Toy Project, Adopt a Family Project, Reyes Magos Distribution to daycare centers in LH keeping the Epiphany tradition alive, Christmas Fair at Jose Marti Park - 5,000+ families benefit every year (75% in Little Havana), Thanksgiving Celebration for the Elderly at Smather’s Plaza in Little Havana Basketball League: 225+ kids attend free at José Martí Park Digital Access: free internet service and computers to kids in City of Miami with a high percentage in Little Havana


Emerge Miami Mission: To strengthen social bonds between progressive individuals, organizations and independent businesses in South Florida in order to more effectively accomplish our individual goals. In Little Havana, we have been working on PEDESTRIAN SAFETY events. To get involved, join us at our weekly meetings at Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138, every Tuesday at 7 pm or contact us at emergemiami@gmail.com


www.shenandoah.ning.com We work to make Shenandoah the best miamishenandoah@gmail.com neighborhood it can be, and meet monthly Main contact: Jed Royer (305) 979-5234 at the Shenandoah Community Ctr in Shenandoah Park next to the library. We foster connections between residents & members; businesses & local merchants; our City and County officials; external resources & information that may benefit our neighborhood.  

17th Avenue Safety and Beautification Project: After several years of pushing, we have finally realized our goal: Construction on SW 17th Ave. starts Fall 2013 — we soon will have a safer and more attractive road, a benefit to all drivers and residents!

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A Historic Shenandoah: We are currently working with the City’s Historic Preservation office to maximize this valuable history. No Mr. Mayor, the "Age of the Library is Probably *NOT* Ending”: When County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that they would have to close 22 libraries, MSNA was one of the many vocal leaders in the opposition, demanding the County 'try harder' to solve the problem. The result? Shenandoah library was one of the first venues to be removed from the kill list. Others soon followed. MSNA Teams Up with Local Organizations

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TruSchool: Teaching fundamentals of hiphop – free Friday night classes TruScholarship: ballet class for 6-9 yr olds Stuff & Stuff Orchestra: a junk playing orchestra for 6-10 yr olds HomeGrown: young professional residency for dancers and musicians WholeProject: dance company Operational costs: "nuts and bolts" to keep it all going


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matching funds for its Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant for the TruSchool program   Finalist for this years Knight Arts Challenge for its HomeGrown program   501(c)3 (donations are tax deductible)   Make a pledge today (or donate with check) at registration table


TruSchool at 6th Street ‌


WholeProject Dance Company at 6th St.


Thanks to our SPONSORS for tonight!

And all businesses that donated to our RAFFLE


Networking Tips There are many other great organizations and agencies represented here tonight, plus elected officials! Meet neighbors and others who CARE about Little Havana. Our tips:   LISTEN, don’t just talk.   Let’s not just focus on PROBLEMS, but also on POSSIBILITIES. What’s WORKING and how can we make it BETTER … and EXPAND THE IMPACT?   What are SHARED issues of concern, and how can we COLLABORATE/WORK TOGETHER?   Are there issues/topics that people care about, but where we see no ACTION? Ideas? TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


Little Havana Open House