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· Education Floater: Full-time and part-time available. FCCPC or higher in Early Childhood Education, Preschool, or Infants/Toddlers. 45 hours DCF training must be completed including the corresponding exams. · Family Worker: Full-time. Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field or will acquire certification in the listed fields within 18 months of hire. Experience in a social service, educational or child care setting.

· Licensed Mental Health Consultant: Contract position. State of Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Psychologists or State Certified Child Development Specialists.

· Early Head Start Teacher: Full-time. A minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential, and have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development, or higher. 45 hours DCF training must be completed including the corresponding exams. Works with infants/toddlers.

· Accounting Clerk: Part-time. High school diploma or GED and related experience or coursework.

· HR Data Clerk: Part-time. High school diploma or GED and related experience or coursework.

· Prenatal Academy Facilitator: Full-time. Minimum Associates degree and related experience.

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· Quality Assurance Facilitator: Full-time. Minimum Associates degree and related experience.

· Curriculum Specialist: Full-time. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or relevant field with 18 Early Childhood Education credits. 45 DCF hours including the exams. Experience teaching infants and toddlers and/or preschool-age children. Must acquire a Director's/Administrator Credential within 1 year of starting position and keep credential valid and current. Must acquire CLASS certification. Experience or education in the fields of leadership, management or supervision. · Disabilities Facilitator: Full-time. High school diploma or GED and some college coursework.

· Nutrition Facilitator: Full-time. High school diploma or GED.

· Cook Aide/Classroom Aide: Full-time. High school diploma or GED.

· Maintenance Technician: Full-time. Active Florida Driver’s License and related experience.

· Custodian: Part-time. Related experience preferred.

· Head Start Teacher: Full-time. A minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education and will acquire BA within 1 year. 45 DCF hours including the exams. Works with preschoolers.

All positions are subject to drug screen, federal background check, local background check, physical exam clearance, tuberculosis exam clearance, and reference checks.

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DEPORTES

El fútbol

como camino para triunfar en la vida Durante 10 años, Forge FC ha estado entrenando a niños talentosos de Homestead en "este hermoso juego” para que logren una "vida bonita".

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l fútbol juvenil estadounidense está dominado por una cultura de "ganar a toda costa", a menudo al sacrificio del desarrollo integral del jugador. Los entrenadores forman equipos para ingresar a los torneos o "ganar la Copa del Estado", independientemente de otras habilidades que sean fundamentales para su desarrollo. Aunque ganar y tener éxito en la competencia es esencial en Forge FC, "patear el balón hacia adelante no es nuestra fuerza motriz, lo que realmente nos motiva es ayudar a los niños a ser buenas personas y tener éxito en la vida", dice Juan Díaz, fundador y director de Forge FC, una academia de fútbol que ha entrenado a jóvenes en Homestead durante 10 años. Crearon un programa que no solo se enfoca en el entrenamiento físico y el desarrollo de habilidades y técnicas de fútbol de una manera estructurada, sino que además proporciona una manera para que los niños se mantengan alejados de la calle y, si tienen el potencial, establezcan las bases para que puedan ingresar a la universidad por medio del fútbol. A través del programa, los niños son entrenados por profesionales capacitados y

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afectuosos, en un formato y entorno estructurado. Y a pesar de que el programa no es gratuito, su objetivo es eliminar la barrera económica y garantizar que a ningún niño se le niegue la oportunidad de practicar deportes de equipo porque no pueden pagar el costo. Homestead no es una comunidad privilegiada, de hecho, tiene un índice de pobreza del 27.1%. Por lo tanto, crear oportunidades para que estos niños superen el ciclo de la pobreza y logren el éxito en la vida representa una necesidad crucial. "Nuestra tasa de deserción es alta, principalmente porque no hay orientación; comenzar la capacitación y unirse a la academia es fácil, pero terminar es difícil", dice Juan Díaz. "Ayudamos a los niños a enfocarse en lo que realmente quieren en la vida, a lograr sus objetivos a través de la disciplina, y en ocasiones el fútbol es una alternativa para cambiar sus circunstancias". Forge FC ha graduado a varios alumnos

que han llegado a la División 1 y 2 de la NCAA, pero además, muchos de ellos han seguido un camino estable en la vida. "Tenemos niños que han crecido para unirse al ejército, otros son oficiales de policía, y muchos de ellos van a la universidad. Tenemos que ser conscientes de que, en nuestra comunidad, para un trabajador migrante que vive en un campo de trabajo, llegar a Junior College es enorme ", agregó. El club de fútbol tiene alrededor de 100 estudiantes entre las edades de 4 a 18 años, y solo alrededor del 60% paga las tarifas del programa. "Por lo tanto, dependemos de fondos y patrocinios para cubrir el equipo, el campo de fútbol, las cuotas de los entrenadores y así poder brindar capacitación a niños talentosos que pueden no tener los medios suficientes para cubrir los costos del programa, pero tienen un futuro prospero en sus vidas", concluyó el señor Díaz. Si desea comunicarse y ayudar, póngase en contacto con Forge FC al 305979-5505 o visita www.forgefc.club.


For 10 years, Forge FC has been coaching talented Homestead kids "the beautiful game" for them to achieve a "beautiful life."

The Soccer Way to Succeed in Life merican youth soccer is dominated by a culture of “win at all cost,” often at the sacrifice of integral player development. Coaches build teams for the sake of entering tournaments or “winning a state cup,” regardless of other skills that are fundamental for developing a player. Although winning and succeeding in competition is essential at Forge FC, “Kicking the ball forwards is not our driving force; what really motivates us is to help kids become good people and succeed in life,” says Juan Diaz, founder and director of Forge FC, a soccer academy that has been coaching youths in Homestead for 10 years. They created a program that not only focuses on physical training and developing soccer skills and techniques in a structured manner but, most importantly, providing a way for kids to stay off the street, and if they have the potential, setting the foundations for them to

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get into college or university by way of soccer. Through the program, children get coached by skilled and caring professionals in a structured format and setting. And even though the program is not free of charge, their goal is to remove the economic barrier and ensure no child is denied the opportunity to play team sports because they cannot afford the expense. Homestead is not a privileged community, in fact, it has a poverty rate of 27.1% Hence, creating opportunities for these children to rise above the cycle of poverty and achieve success in life represents a crucial need. “Our dropout rate is high mainly because there is no guidance; starting training and joining the academy is easy, but finishing is difficult,” says Juan Diaz. “We help kids to focus on what they really want in life, to achieve their goals through discipline, and sometimes soccer is an alternative to change their circumstances.” Forge FC has graduated several alumni that

have made it to NCAA Division 1 and 2, but additionally, many of them have followed a stable path in life. “We have kids that have grown up to join the military, others are police officers, and many of them are going to college. We have to be aware that in our community, for a migrant worker that lives in a labor camp, to make it to junior college is huge,” he added. The football club (FC) has around 100 students between the ages 4 and 18, and only about 60% pay the program fees. “Therefore, we depend on funding and sponsorships to cover the equipment, soccer field, coaches’ fees, and thus we are able to provide training to talented kids that may not have sufficient means to cover the program’s cost but have thriving opportunities coming ahead in life,” concluded Mr. Diaz. If you want to reach out and help, get in touch with Forge FC at 305-979-5505 or visit www.forgefc.club. Go! Latinos | June 2019 | 9


EDUCATION

Planting Seeds for the Future By Andrés Ospina | Photos Armando Carraza

Preparing Homestead's youngest residents for educational excellence and life success

e Jardin Community Center has a motto that reads, “Planting Seeds for the Future”; Le Jardin does just that through a whole-child, whole-family approach. Le Jardin provides opportunities for children and their families to learn, to develop, and to enhance their potential. Le Jardin’s Head Start/Early Head Start program has progressed far beyond the concept of high-quality day-care. Le Jardin is a private, non-profit organization that ensures economically disadvantaged children have a high-quality education in language, math, creative arts, and science. Le Jardin also targets children’s physical and social skills. At the same time, Le Jardin provides the same high-quality services to families, including job skills, literacy training, and parenting skills. Le Jardin is preparing Homestead’s youngest children for a life of educational excellence. “We aim to break the poverty cycle of low-income families,” said Audelia Martinez, CFO/COO. Le Jardin prepares children to leap into kindergarten and works with local schools, so the transition to public schools is seamless. Ms. Martinez added, “Le Jardin provides parents with the necessary educational and vocational tools to get ahead in life and rise above the extreme conditions they face.” Le Jardin is part of the Head Start/Early Head Start program, a federally funded program that is 54 years old today and has served more than

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32 million children. Le Jardin has been transformed dramatically under the leadership of Eduardo Berrones, the executive director. Le Jardin was a small school serving 80 children when he was appointed and has expanded to serve more than 800 children because of the high need in the area and the highquality education that Le Jardin offers. As the executive director, Eduardo Berrones has always emphasized quality. “When I started as executive director, I encountered an organization with great potential, but it was educating the children in the same environment in which they lived. We were providing day-care but not education. We needed to change and improve radically,” he added. Berrones and the board of directors began their radical change by building partnerships with foundations, acquiring funding from government agencies, and receiving funding from private corporations. Every single dollar was re-invested in Le Jardin Centers and given back to the community through Le Jardin’s programs. The results have been consistent and remarkable. Le Jardin serves over 800 children in seven centers, with one administrative office, employing approximately 300 people from the community. Le Jardin can serve these children through a combination of funding sources: Head Start/Early Head Start; Early Learning Coalition – School Readiness Funding; Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the

Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade and other local support. Le Jardin celebrates the achievements of its alumni and their parents. Many former Head Start parents work for the organization: teachers, curriculum specialists, and of course Audelia Martinez, the CFO/COO of the organization. Le Jardin students have graduated and progressed to teachers, dental hygienists, and a software engineer in Silicon Valley. “One of our newest family workers is a Le Jardin graduate who returned to ‘give back’ to the community,” Mr. Berrones mentioned. Le Jardin also celebrates throughout the year with three community events: A Books Come to Life Parade in the fall and an Annual FatherDaughter Dance in April. However, the most exciting event is the annual Art and Jazz Night in February. Children and their families study an artist in depth and then create works within their style. While a jazz trio plays, these works are displayed with an “About the Artist” tag and sold as part of a fund-raiser. These events celebrate the work of Le Jardin’s children and families and introduce young children to literacy, art, and music. Just as Le Jardin’s children plant seeds in gardens, Le Jardin Community Centers plant seeds of hope and ability in children and families. For more information visit www.lejardinccinc.org

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EDUCACION

Plantando Semillas para el Futuro Por Andrés Ospina | Fotos Armando Carraza

Preparando a los residentes más jóvenes de Homestead para la excelencia educativa y el éxito en la vida

e Jardin Community Center, Inc. tiene un lema que dice: “Plantar semillas para el futuro”; Le Jardin hace precisamente eso a través de un enfoque integral de toda la familia. Le Jardin ofrece oportunidades para que los niños y sus familias aprendan, se desarrollen y aumenten su potencial. El programa Head Start / Early Start de Le Jardin ha avanzado mucho más allá del concepto de guardería de alta calidad. Le Jardin es una organización privada sin fines de lucro que garantiza que los niños en desventaja económica tengan una educación de alta calidad en lenguaje, matemáticas, artes creativas y ciencias. Le Jardin también se enfoca en las habilidades físicas y sociales de los niños. Al mismo tiempo, Le Jardin ofrece los mismos servicios de alta calidad a las familias, incluidas las habilidades laborales, la alfabetización y las habilidades de crianza de los hijos. Le Jardin está preparando a los niños más pequeños de Homestead para una vida de excelencia educativa. "Nuestro objetivo es romper el ciclo de pobreza de las familias de bajos ingresos", dijo Audelia Martínez, Directora de Finanzas / Directora de Operaciones. Le Jardin prepara a los niños para pasar al jardín de infantes y trabaja con las escuelas locales para que la transición a la escuela pública sea perfecta. La Sra. Martínez agrega: "Le Jardin les brinda a los padres las herramientas educativas y vocacionales necesarias para salir adelante en la vida y superar las condiciones extremas a las que se enfrentan". Le Jardin, es parte del programa Head Start / Early Head Start, un programa financiado con fondos federales que tiene 54 años de antigüedad y ha servido a más de 32 millones de niños. Le Jardin se ha transformado dramáticamente bajo el liderazgo de Eduardo Berrones, el Director Ejecutivo. Le Jardin era una escuela pequeña que atendía a 80 niños, cuando fue nombrado y se ha expandido para atender a más de 800 niños, debido a la gran necesidad en el área y la oferta de Le Jardin de alta calidad. Como director ejecutivo, Eduardo Berrones siempre ha enfatizado en la calidad. “Cuando empecé como Director Ejecutivo, encontré una organización con un gran potencial, pero estaban educando a los niños en el mismo entorno en el que vivían. Brindábamos servicios de guardería, pero no educación”, y

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agrega: “necesitábamos cambiar y mejorar radicalmente”. Berrones y la Junta de Directores comenzaron su cambio radical construyendo sociedades con fundaciones, adquiriendo fondos de agencias gubernamentales y recibiendo fondos de corporaciones privadas. Cada dólar se reinvirtió en los centros de Le Jardin y se devolvió a la comunidad a través de sus programas. Los resultados han sido consistentes y notables. Le Jardin atiende a más de 800 niños en siete centros, con una oficina administrativa, que emplea a aproximadamente 300 personas de la comunidad. Le Jardin puede atender a estos niños a través de una combinación de fuentes de financiamiento: Head Start / Early Head Start; Early Learning Coalition - School Readiness Funding, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, el Children’s Trust de Miami-Dade y otros apoyos locales. Le Jardin celebra los logros de sus ex alumnos y sus padres. Muchos padres que atendieron el programa Head Start trabajan para la organización como maestros, especialistas en currículo y, por supuesto, Audelia Martínez, la Directora de Finanzas / Directora de Operacio-

nes de la organización. Los estudiantes de Le Jardin se han graduado y convertido en maestros, higienistas dentales y un ingeniero de software en Silicon Valley. “Uno de nuestros trabajadores familiares más nuevos es un graduado de Le Jardin que regresó para "retribuir" a la comunidad” comenta el Sr. Berrones. Le Jardin también celebra durante todo el año tres eventos comunitarios: el Desfile de “A Books Come to Life” en el otoño y un Baile anual para padres e hijas en abril. Pero el evento más emocionante es la noche anual de Arte y Jazz en febrero. Los niños y sus familias estudian a un artista en profundidad y luego crean obras dentro de su estilo. Mientras toca un trío de jazz, estos trabajos se muestran con una etiqueta "Acerca del Artista" y se venden como parte de una recaudación de fondos. Estos eventos celebran el trabajo de los niños y las familias de Le Jardin e introducen a los niños pequeños a la alfabetización, el arte y la música. Al igual que los niños de Le Jardin plantan semillas en los jardines, los Centros Comunitarios de Le Jardin siembran semillas de esperanza y habilidades en niños y familias. Para más información visite www.lejardinccinc.org Go! Latinos | June 2019 | 13


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You Are One Smart Cookie Awards of Distinction Ceremony 2019 chool Board Member Dr. Larry Feldman honors the top scholars of each of the district 9 senior high schools at the Annual Awards Distinction Ceremony at Giorgio's Cafe located at Robert Morgan Educational Center. Students were recognized with a medallion and a certificate of distinction. Three daily ceremonies took place on May 13, 14 and 15 each recognizing four schools. The Annual Scholastic Breakfast was established in 1985 by Mr. Bob Epling, President, Community Bank as the "Buccaneer Award of Distinction Breakfast", recognizing the ‘Top 25’ Outstanding Seniors at South Dade Senior High School. Two years later, Homestead and Miami Southridge senior high schools were added to the program and was followed by Coral Reef in 2001 and Robert Morgan in 2005. Mr. Epling is to be commended for his vision and dedication to the students of South Dade. His unwavering support to the education community has served as a model for other community leaders and organizations to follow. School Board Member Dr. Feldman has attended all Scholastic Breakfasts since his inaugura-

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tion in 2008 and remains committed to the collective vision to support students in the South Dade community. In 2014, Dr. Feldman took over the program and continued it with the assistance from Center State Bank. This program has grown each year as a testament to the commitment initiated by Community Bank and now continues with our new community partner, William R. Nash Corporation. Since opening its doors in 1965, William R. Nash has been built on the principles of leadership and commitment to excellence. Throughout the years they have been committed to supporting the academic and athletic endeavors of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ students. Mr. Russell Nash’s generous funding complemented the efforts of the District 9 Office to make this year's recognition possible. Principals, CAP Advisors and school staff joined students and their parents in this celebratory breakfast. Students shared their key to success, passing on their words of wisdom. Dr. Feldman is constantly seeking ways to recognized hard working students; this signature event is one senior students always look forward to.

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SALUD

Dr. Alejandro Badia ESTÁ REVOLUCIONANDO EL ENFOQUE DEL MANEJO DEL DOLOR DE LOS PACIENTES Un cirujano local de Miami está liderando los esfuerzos para limitar la prescripción de opioides mediante el uso de EXPAREL, un medicamento no opioide con mejores resultados para el manejo del dolor después de las cirugías ortopédicas a crisis de los opioides continúa afectando a la nación, durante 2017 hubo más de 72,000 muertes por sobredosis, incluyendo 49,068 que involucraron un opioide. Según el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE.UU., más de 130 personas murieron cada día por sobredosis de drogas relacionadas con los opioides en 2016 y 2017. Florida no es una excepción; de hecho, un informe reciente del Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) reveló que Florida es uno de los dos estados más afectados por la epidemia. A pesar de los efectos secundarios bien conocidos de los opioides, estos medicamentos a menudo aún se recetan en el entorno quirúrgico. Según la firma de investigación de mercado IMS Health, la cantidad de recetas de opioides dispensadas por los médicos aumentó de 112 millones de recetas en 1992 a un máximo de 282 millones en 2012. El cirujano ortopédico con sede en Miami, Alejandro Badia, ha hecho de su misión proporcionar una opción no opiácea a sus pacientes para ayudar a cambiar el curso de esta epidemia y reducir la necesidad de opioides. “Durante décadas, los opiáceos han sido una indicación común para el control del dolor posquirúrgico, y la cirugía es la primera exposición a los opioides. Desafortunadamente, muchos pacientes se han convertido en usuarios a largo plazo", dijo el Dr. Badia. El enfoque del Dr. Badia para reducir la prescripción de opioides es un medicamento no opioide llamado EXPAREL, una inyección de anestésico local para el bloqueo de nervio (liposoma de bupivacaína). En 2011, EXPAREL fue aprobada por la FDA para proporcionar analgesia posquirúrgica

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y recibió el reconocimiento de la FDA como una herramienta segura y eficaz para el manejo del dolor, opción no adictiva. Antes de utilizar esta alternativa, los pacientes del Dr. Badia solían irse a casa con 30 opioides para controlar el dolor luego de una cirugía ortopédica. Ahora, los pacientes solo reciben una receta para 5-10 opioides, y él afirma que la mayoría de los pacientes ni siquiera los solicitan todos. “Después de la cirugía, los pacientes pueden encontrar alivio del dolor durante tres días. Cuando el efecto desaparece, el dolor es mínimo y no hay necesidad de prescribir medicamentos fuertes adicionales", comentó el Dr. Badia. El Dr. Badia, que es el creador y fundador de Badia Hand to Shoulder Center en el corazón de Doral, Florida, es un defensor de las opciones no opioides también como paciente, ya que recibió EXPAREL para una osteotomía de rodilla durante la cual experimentó poco dolor. "Junto con muchos colegas, estamos llevando a cabo una iniciativa llamada cirugía sin opioides, ya que las investigaciones muestran que muchas personas comenzaron su adicción cuando se les recetaron opiáceos para el control del dolor postquirúrgico", dijo. Existe un riesgo asociado con la exposición a opioides; en realidad, casi el 9% de los pacientes quirúrgicos que no habían tomado opioides antes del período de operación se convirtieron en usuarios persistentes en 2017. Según las Encuestas Nacionales sobre el Uso de Drogas y la Salud, el 68% de las personas que usaban analgésicos (no médicamente) las obtuvieron de un amigo o familiar, y 4 de cada 5 usuarios nuevos de heroína comenzaron tras el mal uso de los opioides.


HEALTH

Dr. Alejandro Badia IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE APPROACH TO MANAGING PATIENTS’ PAIN By Andrés Ospina

A local Miami surgeon is leading efforts to limit opioid prescribing through the use of EXPAREL, a non-opioid medication with better results for pain management after orthopedic surgeries. he opioid crisis continues to plague the nation. During 2017, there were more than 72,000 overdose deaths, including 49,068 that involved an opioid. More than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016 and 2017, according to the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Florida is no exception; in fact, a recent report from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that Florida is one of the two states hit hardest by the epidemic. Despite the well-known side effects of opioids, these medications are often still prescribed in the surgical setting. The number of opioid prescriptions dispensed by doctors steadily increased from 112 million prescriptions in 1992 to a peak of 282 million in 2012, according to the market research firm IMS Health. Miami-based orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia has made it his mission to provide a non-opioid option to his patients to help turn the tide of this epidemic and reduce the need for opioids. “For decades, opioids have been a common indication for postsurgical pain control, and, most commonly, after undergoing surgery is the first exposure to opioids. Unfortunately, many patients have become longterm users,” said Dr. Badia. Dr. Badia’s approach to reduce opioid prescribing is a non-opioid medication called EXPAREL, a local anesthetic (bupivacaine liposome) single-injection nerve block. In 2011, EXPAREL was approved by the FDA to provide post-surgical analgesia and re-

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ceived FDA recognition to be a safe and effective pain management tool, a nonaddictive option. Before utilizing this alternative, Dr. Badia’s patients were typically going home with 30 opioids to manage pain following various orthopedic surgeries. Now, patients receive a prescription for only 5-10 opioids, and he finds that most patients never even fill the script. “After surgery, patients can find pain relief for three days. When the effect goes away, pain is a minimum, and there is no need for prescribing additional strong medication,” remarked Dr. Badia. Dr. Badia, who is the creator and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in the heart of Doral, Florida, is an advocate for non-opioid options as

a patient as well, having received EXPAREL for a knee osteotomy during which he experienced very little pain. “Alongside many colleagues, we are carrying out an initiative called opioidfree surgery, as research shows many people started their addiction when they were prescribed opiates for postsurgical pain control,” he said. There is risk associated with opioid exposure; actually, nearly 9% of surgical patients who had not been taking opioids prior to the operation period became persistent users in 2017. According to the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 68% of people using pain relievers (non-medically) obtained them from a friend or relative, and 4 out of 5 new heroin users started by misusing opioids.

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FINANZAS

IRS: HACER REVISIÓN DE CHEQUE DE PAGO ES

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l Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) exhorta a los contribuyentes que tienen múltiples trabajos o que pudieran tener un trabajo adicional en el verano, a realizar una revisión de su cheque de pago. Hacerlo, le ayudará a determinar si le retienen la cantidad correcta de sus cheques. Revisar y ajustar la retención lo antes posible en 2019 es la mejor manera de evitar una sorpresa tributaria el año entrante. La Ley de Empleos y Reducción de Impuestos (TCJA, por sus siglas en inglés) incluyó cambios en la leyes tributarias. Entre otras cosas, la nueva ley aumentó la deducción estándar, eliminó las exenciones personales, aumentó el Crédito Tributario por Hijos, limitó o descontinuó ciertas deducciones, y modificó las tasas y categorías de impuestos. Como resultado, muchos contribuyentes recibieron reembolsos que eran mayor o menor a lo que anticipaban, mientras que otros sorpresivamente tuvieron una deuda adicional cuando presentaron su declaración de impuestos de 2018. Familias con más de un ingreso o con múltiples trabajos podrían ser más vulnerables a que les retengan muy pocos o demasiados impuestos de su cheque de pago luego de los cambios a las leyes tributarias. Para 2019, una revisión de cheque de pago es especialmente importante para los contribuyentes que ajustaron su retención en 2018, especialmente en la parte media o posterior del año. Hacer un revisión le ayudará a determinar la cantidad correcta de impuestos que debe retener cada empleador. El IRS exhorta a todos los contribuyentes a que realicen una revisión de su cheque de pago tan pronto como sea posible en el año entrante, de modo que si se necesita un ajuste de retención, haya más tiempo para que la retención se realice de manera uniforme durante el resto del año. Esperar significa que hay menos periodos de pago para retener el impuesto federal necesario. La manera más fácil de realizar una revisión de cheque de

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pago es con la Calculadora de Retención en IRS.gov. La calculadora puede ayudar a los contribuyentes a estimar sus ingresos, créditos, ajustes y deducciones de manera más precisa y así determinar si le retienen la cantidad correcta de impuestos de acuerdo a su situación financiera. Al usar la calculadora, es beneficioso tener una declaración completa de 2018 y un comprobante de cheque reciente. A base de las recomendaciones de la calculadora de retención, el contribuyente puede completar y enviar un nuevo Formulario W-4 (SP) a su empleador. En muchos casos, esto significa reclamar menos subsidios de retención o tener una suma fija de dinero retenida de su paga. Empleado por cuenta propia Algunos trabajadores son considerados empleados por cuenta propia y son responsables de pagar impuestos directamente al IRS. Muchas veces, esto incluye a las personas involucradas en la economía compartida (en inglés). Una manera de pagar impuestos directamente al IRS es realizar pagos estimados de impuestos a través del año. La TCJA cambió la manera en que la mayoría de los contribuyentes calculan los impuestos, incluidos aquellos con ingresos sustanciales no sujetos a rentención. Como resultado, muchos contribuyentes pueden necesitar aumentar o disminuir la cantidad del impuestos estimados que pagan cada trimestre a través del sistema de pagos estimados. El paquete revisado de impuestos estimados, Formulario 1040-ES (en inglés) en IRS.gov, está diseñado para ayudar a los contribuyentes a calcular estos pagos correctamente. El paquete incluye una breve explicación de los cambios tributarios claves, tasas tributarias para 2019 y una hoja de trabajo para calcular la cantidad correcta a pagar. Otras situaciones Cualquier persona que haya tenido un cambio importante en su vida, como casarse, divorciarse, comprar una casa o tener un hijo, también debe considerar una revisión de su cheque de pago.


FINANCES

a good idea for workers with multiple jobs IRS: DOING A 'PAYCHECK CHECKUP' IS

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he Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who work multiple jobs or who may be adding summer employment to complete a Paycheck Checkup. Doing so will help them check if they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. Checking and adjusting tax withholding as early as possible in 2019 is the best way to head off a tax-time surprise next year. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made changes to the tax law. Among other things, the new law increased the standard deduction, eliminated personal exemptions, increased the child tax credit, limited or discontinued certain deductions and changed the tax rates and brackets. As a result, many taxpayers ended up receiving refunds that were larger or smaller than expected, while others unexpectedly owed additional

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tax when they filed their 2018 tax returns. Two-income families and people with multiple jobs may be more vulnerable to being under-withheld or over-withheld following these major law changes. For 2019, a Paycheck Checkup is especially important for taxpayers who adjusted their withholding in 2018, specifically in the middle or later parts of the year. Doing a Paycheck Checkup can help determine the correct amount of tax for each of their employers to withhold. The IRS urges everyone to do a Paycheck Checkup as early in the year as possible so that if an adjustment is needed, there is more time for withholding to happen evenly during the rest of the year. Waiting means there are fewer pay periods to withhold the necessary federal tax. The easiest way to do a Paycheck Chec-

kup is to use the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov. The Withholding Calculator can help taxpayers estimate their income, credits, adjustments and deductions more accurately and check if they have the right amount of tax withheld for their financial situation. When using the calculator, it's helpful to have a completed 2018 tax return and a recent pay stub available. Based on the Withholding Calculator's recommendations, the taxpayer can then fill out and submit a new Form W-4 to their employer. In many instances, this means claiming fewer withholding allowances or having an extra flat-dollar amount withheld from their pay. Self-employment Some workers are considered self-employed and are responsible for paying taxes directly to the IRS. Often, this includes people involved in the sharing economy. One way to pay taxes directly to the IRS is by making estimated tax payments during the year. TCJA changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers, including those with substantial income not subject to withholding. As a result, many taxpayers may need to raise or lower the amount of tax they pay each quarter through the estimated tax system. The revised estimated tax package, Form 1040-ES, on IRS.gov is designed to help taxpayers figure these payments correctly. The package includes a quick rundown of key tax changes, income tax rate schedules for 2019 and a useful worksheet for figuring the right amount to pay. Other situations Anyone who had a life change, such as getting married or divorced, buying a home or having a baby should also consider a Paycheck Checkup. Go! Latinos | June 2019 | 25


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COMMUNITY

Migrant Seniors Recognition Ceremony 2019 n Monday, May 13, 2019, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Title I Migrant Education Program, and its’ Dade Partner, Harvesting Hope Inc, celebrated the 33rd annual Migrant Seniors Recognition Ceremony at the Miami Marriot Dadeland. The annual ceremony celebrates the achievements of graduating migrant farm worker students and honors the efforts of their parents. This year, 76 migrant students marched in the Marriott Ballroom, arm and arm with their proud parents as pomp and circumstance played in the background. During the course of the evening, over $100,00 dollars in trophies, graduation medals, cash prizes, and scholars-

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hips, were awarded to students in recognition of their academic accomplishments. In attendance was Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, who lauded the efforts of the Title I Migrant Education Program and graduating students for reaching “new levels” of academic success. This year, almost 20% of migrant graduating students are in the top 15% of their graduating class. Also, in attendance were school board members, Dr. Lubby Navarro, Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Homestead Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, and CFO, COO, of Le Jardin Community Center Inc., Audelia Martinez, who delivered an emotive key note address to the graduating class of 2019. Mrs. Martinez is a

former migrant child, and former migrant farm worker parent; her speech invoked a call to action for love, integrity, service, and continued education. The event was sponsored by local businesses, non-profit organizations, educational agencies, and former migrant students who are “paying it forward.” The Title I Migrant Education Program is led by Dr. Eduardo Barreiro, who has made incredible strides for Migrant Education in his 5year tenure as Executive Director. If you would like to donate to the efforts of the Title I Migrant Education Program, please donate via Harvesting Hope Inc. at 16200 SW 285 ST Homestead, Florida.

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cause when it’s 95 degrees out with a gazillion percent humidity, pan con lechón doesn’t sound all that appetizing. At the Redland Summer Fruit Festival, you can kick off fruit season with a host of tropical delights. The annual event showcases the best stuff that grows on South Florida’s trees. From local wines to agriculture to the sampling of rare fruits to smoothies and more, it’s a smorgasbord of seasonal sweetness. In addition to the array of rainbow-hued plants, there’ll also be a kids’ area, where little ones can pet farm critters, ride ponies, and participate in a watermelon-eating contest. If you’re going to spend the summer in Miami, you might as well take advantage of the upsides.

Making Sun Prints Vizcaya Family Program

HOMESTEAD’S ANNUAL “RACE TO THE 4TH!” INDEPENDENCE DAY

FREE Family Admission July 4, 2018 / 6PM-10PM Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 Speedway Blvd, Homestead, FL 33035 Homestead’s annual “Race to the 4th!” Independence Day bash is back for the nineght year in a row at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Thursday, July 4, 2018 from 6PM to 10PM. There will be live music, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. Please visit the website for more information www.www.cityofhomestead.com or call 305.224.4570

HOMESTEAD RUN CLUB

FREE Family Admission Every Tuesday - 7pm Homestead Baptist Hospital 975 Baptist Way, Homestead, FL 33033 Willing to work out, have fun and meet likeminded people, don’t hesitate to join this free Run Club every Tuesday Night (7 pm) at the Baptist Hospital, across from the Speech & Therapy Building.

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FREE FIRST SATURDAY - GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM

Free First Saturday of every month Gold Coast Railroad Museum 12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, Florida 33177. Visit Miami's most historic railroad museum on the FIRST Saturday of every month for FREE admission.

REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL

Price: $10 June 22 &23 | 10am - 5pm Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, FL 33031 Fruit is the unofficial food of summer, be-

Price: $10-$22 (includes museum admission after the program) June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Vizcaya Village 3250 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33129 Come and learn to make sun prints using photo paper and plants from Vizcaya's own garden. It's a fun, mess-free afternoon for the entire family. You even get a little keepsake to take home - your very own sun garden full of Vizcaya plant and flower prints. Tickets include all supplies as well as museum admission for the day. Spots are limited and registration is required. This program is designed for families with children ages 6-12.

Sundays Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market - Every Sunday

Coral Reef Park 7895 S.W. 152nd Street, Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157 Eat fresh, buy local at our Farmer's Market happening every Sunday from 8:30 am to


2:30 pm. featuring some of the best sustainable, organic farmers and artisans. Enjoy a beautiful stroll with friends and family at Coral Reef Park while discovering something new and delicious for you and your family.

GIRALDA PLAZA MARKET

LYCHEE SUMMER CELEBRATION

Price: $10 - $15.00 Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery 30205 SW 217 Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33030 The 4th annual Lychee Summer Celebration is Presented by Schnebly Winery, Miami Brewing Co. and The South Dade Chamber of Commerce. Join us as we honor our brave service men, women and first responders just before the 4th of July. The event will feature an amazing fireworks display, performances, a kids zone, food trucks, vendors and more.

Price: Free Every Sunday Giralda Plaza Coral Gables 100 Block Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Explore unique products and treats by local makers and crafters every Sunday at Giralda Plaza from 12PM to 5PM starting April 28th. **Weather Permitting** Be sure to check this page for cancellations due to weather.

MANGO MANIA

Price $40.00 Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9 AM – 12:30 PM Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, Florida 33031. It’s Mango Mania time again! The Fruit & Spice Park is partnering with the Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society of the Redland to present this highly anticipated annual event!

SUMMER CROCFEST

Price: $10 - … Zoo Miami 12400 SW St Miami, FL 33177 Save the Date for Summer CrocFest to benefit the The American Crocodiles of the United States, Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala."The organizers of CrocFest are proud to announce that Summer CrocFest 2019 will take place on Saturday, 08 June 2019, at Zoo Miami, Florida! The beneficiary will be the American Crocodile, specifically aid mulitple researchers across the American Crocodile's Territory. The researchers are studying the patterns of movement and behavior to better understand crocodile/human conflict issues in the range of the American Crocodile. Come join us and meet the incredible researchers that work to conserve The American Crocodile.

3RD ANNUAL CBBA SUMMER LUAU NETWORKING SOCIAL

Price $30.00 Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM Royal Palm Island of Cutler Bay 10350 Southwest 232nd Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33190 "LIVE ENTERTAINMENT" - "Shayna & the Hipnotic Tiki Dancers" with "Creative Sounds DJ" . Enjoy BBQ food, Beer, Wine and refreshments, Music and Dancing, Door Prizes, Hawaiian Shirt Contest PLUS all the fun you can have.

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