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Department of Community Service: Dean’s Run

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | December 14th, 2013 |

Erica Tainsh is a second year medical student at the University of Miami. She spoke with Shelly Lynn about the upcoming 5K fundraiser held by the Miller School of Medicine Department of Community Service (DOCS). DOCS is an entirely student run organization that provides free health screening services to nearly 2,000 medically underserved individuals in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. At the DOCS health fairs and clinics, Miller School students work with faculty to bring much-needed health screenings to patients, and provide education on healthier lifestyle choices.

To register for the event, please complete the registration form at www.umdocs.org. Through the “Dean’s Run” link, register by making a donation of $25 ($15 for UMMSM students) and commenting, “Dean’s Run.” All donations/sponsorship money can be donated by credit card prior to the event (instructions on registration form) or by cash or check at the registration desk the morning of the event.

The 5K will be on January 11th, 2014.

Upcoming health fairs include: Florida Keys Health Fair 02/01/14, Jack & Jill Health Fair 02/15/14, and Liberty City Health Fair 03/15/14.

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Promoting Education in America

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 16th, 2013 |

After speaking with Anthony Reid, Forever Bloom Alliance Founder and Director, and Jeremie McLeod, FBA Creative Director, there is little doubt the non-profit organization does not have a permanent impact on the youth who go through its programs. Anthony Reid who is a school teacher and adamant proponent for unity within the public school system, has brought together mentors, volunteers, and other professionals to collaborate in projects and programs helping promote education for the youth in America.

For more information: visit http://foreverbloom.org/

Forever Bloom Alliance by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

WVUM News Special: Philippines Relief Efforts

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 16th, 2013 |

Rolly Aberion, Miami Area Coordinator, spoke with Shelly Lynn about the recent disaster in the Philippines and the necessity of everyone coming together, supporting the relief efforts going on right now. The situation is time sensitive, the sooner we get supplies to the devastated regions, the faster the damage will be repaired.

For more information: visit http://gk-usa.org or email rollyaberion@gmail.com

Philippines Relief Efforts by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Florida Guardian ad Litem Program

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 9th, 2013 |

Jessica Allen, Program Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program, talks about the great need for more volunteers willing to give a child a voice in court and at home. There is an unfortunate increase in children neglected and abandoned and an equally unfortunate lack of attention and care given to these children. The majority of the program is funded through Voices for Children, a non-profit organization. Guardian ad Litem program works with children in the child-welfare system in order to advocate for their best interests in court and the community. Currently working with over 500 volunteers, there is still a dire need for more in order to represent all the children in care. Children with a Guardian ad Litem are half as likely to languish in care and twice as likely to find a safe, permanent home.

 

Be A Voice by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

A Filipino Update with Miranda

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 2nd, 2013 |

Typhoon Haiyán hit the Visayas region of the Philippines, the morning of Friday, Nov. 8, bringing with it sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as fast as 235 mph. Shelly speaks with Merce Bernadette Miranda, known as M.B., the president of the Filipino Student Association at the University of Miami, about the conditions surrounding the Filipinos and what kinds of efforts are being made to help those afflicted.

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A Strong Girl is A Strong Women

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 2nd, 2013 |

Andrea O’Neal, president of the student run organization, Strong Women, Strong Girls sat down with Shelly Lynn to discuss the different programs offered by SWSG. Young women from the University of Miami are given the opportunity to be a part of an underprivileged young girls life, guiding her through the character building moments in her life and setting an example through proper conduct and instruction.

A Strong Girl is A Strong Women by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Miami’s Vice City Rollers

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | October 26th, 2013 |

Miami’s Vice City Rollers is a local non-profit organization focused on empowering women and girls through the camaraderie, self-esteem, and fitness that roller derby brings. Not only do they focus on roller derby itself, but they also team with other non-profit organizations to spread community awareness and support. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, they are dedicated to fostering national and international competition of amateur athletes in the sport of Roller Derby. Shelly speaks with Bella Belligerent, and Kristen De La Rua, aka De La Ruthless about the origins of Roller Derby. Accepting of every size, color, and career, VCR holds no specific requirements for women interested in roller derby. Come as you are and learn to skate.

For more information on Miami’s Vice City Rollers visit www.miamirollerderby.com. For more info on derby, check out www.wftda.org, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

Empowering Women by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

“When I write I can do anything…even fly”

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | October 17th, 2013 |

David Leal is a young man with high career aspirations. Every day he gets closer to finishing his novel despite not being able to physically write it himself. By no means defined by the disease that weakens his muscles daily, David must still work around the effects muscular dystrophy has on his body. There can be no doubt as to the strength of his character and fortitude of mind and though his body grows weaker, his mind only increases in perception and creativity. David and his team join Shelly Lynn on an episode of ‘Not For Profit’ to talk about his upcoming novel.

When I write I can do anything, even fly. by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and City Year: A 5 year education plan.

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | October 5th, 2013 |

City Year is all about giving back to your community and investing in the next generation of students. The mentoring offered through City Year to youth at-risk of dropping out of school, keeps those students in school, encouraging and enabling them to graduate and become independent and successful in their own right. Through the participation of AmeriCorps members and volunteers, City Year has grown to enormous heights, with hundreds of workers involved in the lives of students from all over the United States. As a part of an initiative, City Year proposes to advance into as many schools as possible, uniting students with mentors, forwarding their message into the hearts of every community: give a year. change the world.

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and City Year: A 5 Year Education Plan by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Interview: Miami Bridge

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | September 16th, 2013 |

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services is a shelter for abandoned and abused children and teens ages 10-17, a majority of whom are runaways, homeless youth and victims of trafficking and exploitation. Because of this, the shelter works closely with the FBI and State Attorney’s Office to expand services and help rescue more victims of human trafficking.  Florida, ranks third for crime behind California and Texas. Miami Bridge offers education and essential skills, such as cooking, to the youth living on campus.

If you would like to volunteer or visit the shelter, go to http://www.miamibridge.org/

Miami Bridge accepts in-kind donations. You may donate your expertise and time, clothes or a small amount of money. Everything will be used in turn for the benefit of saving another life, taking a youth off the streets.

Miami Bridge: providing shelter and support for the homeless and neglected youth in South Florida by Wvumnews on Mixcloud