Indie Film Club Miami is a non-profit organization that fosters the growth, skills and cohesiveness of the South Florida film industry, by working closely with filmmakers and digital media content creators. It hosts a variety of events including monthly screenings, as well as regular workshops, and networking events that bring together our diverse community. Diliana Alexander, Executive Director at Indie Film Club, spoke with us about the importance of independent cinema and transmedia. Shelly Lynn alongside Natasha Mijares and Diliana Alexander talk about the different facets of film and how crucial it is to our community, to encourage creativity and build upon it for a more expressive society.
Shelly Lynn speaks with the mentors at Guitars Over Guns Organization along with alumnus, Rody Lafrance. Rody, who takes guitar and piano lessons through the program offered by GOGO, plays two of his own arrangements of pop songs.
Guitars Over Guns provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments. Their after school program pairs these adolescents with professional musicians who use contemporary music to reach these young people and teach them the skills they need to be successful in and out of school.
The Mystic Force Foundation is a local nonprofit that seeks to raise awareness of childhood cancer and raise the funds to end it. In an interview on WVUM, founder Silvia Vanni spoke passionately with Not For Profit host Shelly Mlacker about her mission, inspired by the legacy of her son Salvatore Vanni who bravely fought and lost a battle with Neuroblastoma cancer.
Since 1917, our nation’s tax system has strongly encouraged Americans to give back to their communities, and the broad concept of charity on which the deduction is based has given rise to a diverse set of organizations all dedicated to the public good. Right now, there are proposals in Congress that would make it more difficult for food banks to raise money and help hungry Americans. 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger. Preserve the charitable deduction’s powerful incentive for giving.
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Stephanie and Katie recently joined ‘Not For Profit’ host Shelly to discuss the work they have been doing with No Zebras.
No Zebras is a student group that aims to address and reform the behaviors, ideas, and misconceptions, of the University of Miami student body regarding sexual assault.
Their mission is to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault and to educate the University of Miami community about the resources available to survivors here on campus and in the Coral Gables Community.
Hear a brief testimonial from Katie taken from the interview here: