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N4P: The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 14th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Institute was established by Melissa Aptman’s family and friends a year after her death.

Research shows that 85 percent of incarcerated juvenile offenders cannot read. Because of the importance of early literacy, The Melissa Institute has begun a new program: Books for Babies.

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N4P: Be A Voice

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 7th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

In the life of every child, there should be at least one adult that stands as his or her hero. Usually, that hero is Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, there are over 3,000 children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care System who have no heroes in their lives, and whose voices go unheard every day.

Voices For Children’s support enables the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program to recruit, train, and support volunteers to serve as the “voice” for abused, abandoned, and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in dependency court proceedings, the only organization that provides this type of caring and objective voice in court. Guardians Ad Litem make sure children are not lost in an overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate home or shelter. Voices’ financial support also helps fulfill the children’s medical, educational, and social needs.

If you know or suspect a child is being abused, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE

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N4P: Reading Queer

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | January 31st, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive.

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N4P: Frost MusicReach

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | January 24th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Recent research suggests that MUSIC is more effective than sports or any other school activity in keeping kids enrolled in school.

The Frost MusicReach Mentorship Program uses music as a motivating tool to encourage teens to graduate from high school and continue on to college.

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N4P: Ending Global Poverty

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | January 17th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

In 1980, Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, an international citizens lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger and other disastrous outcomes that stem from poverty. There are 100 RESULTS groups in the U.S. and 40 more in six other countries. In 1995, he founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign and in 2012, Sam launched the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation to help non-profit groups train their members to create champions in Congress and the media for their cause.

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N4P: Florida BookPALS

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | December 27th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a signature children’s literacy program of the SAG Foundation designed to provide an opportunity for performers, gifted in the art of storytelling, to help develop a love of reading in children and give back to their local communities.
Research shows that one of the best predictors of children’s success in learning to read is being read to aloud. BookPALS was founded on the premise that children must be exposed to reading aloud to develop a love of reading.
Every month SAG Foundation BookPALS read to more than 60,000 children in Title I public schools, hospitals, libraries, and social service agencies. The SAG Foundation operates BookPALS branches in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, New England, Florida, and Arizona.

If you are interested in this program and would like to become a BookPAL or you are a teacher or principal who would like to request a BookPAL for your classroom, contact Natalie Rogers, the Florida BookPALS Director at nrogers@sagfoundation.org or you can call her at 321-229-0638

For more information visit their website: www.bookpals.net

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N4P: Immigration Reform

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | December 13th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Michelle M. Ortiz is the Director and Supervising Attorney of the Lucha and Asylum & Refugee Projects at Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly known as FIAC) in Miami, Florida. AI Justice is a non-profit law firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the human rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation and policy reform. Ms. Ortiz specializes in the representation of immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She talks to Shelly about the struggles undocumented immigrants face every day and how we can help.

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N4P: All People Are Equal, But Some People Are More Equal Than Others?

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | December 6th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade improves the lives of women and girls through grant making, research, advocacy and education. Their vision is to create a community where all women and girls have equal access, opportunity and influence. Women and girls thrive when they have the right to safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. When we invest in women, we are investing in the future prosperity of our community.

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N4P: Empowering Young Women Through Music

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 29th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Chantil Dukart, a recent graduate from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, joins Shelly on N4P to talk about her debut album, “In The Beginning.” In a world filled with divas, Chantil stands out as one who is comfortable in her own skin. She talks about what it is like to stay true to herself despite the harsh demands of the music industry. Her music encourages young girls to stay confident, motivating them to act with autonomy.

 

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N4P: Should You Go To Law School?

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 22nd, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Ann Levine graduated from the University of Miami’s Law School in 1999. Since then, she has helped more than 2,000 law school applicants. Law school is challenging, with a lot of pressure placed on the students to succeed academically. So why does one go to law school? For the money, for the magical $160,000 that recent law school grads made fresh out of school? There is so much good that can be done, actual changes that can be made with a law degree.

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