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N4P: What Makes A Non-Profit Effective?

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 25th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Dr. Scot Evans, Director of the Human and Social Development Program at the University of Miami, spoke to Shelly about how he got interested in the nonprofit world. He talks about the many challenges nonprofits face and gives practical advice on how to make a nonprofit more effective.

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N4P: Our Miami Report

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 28th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Our Miami Report summarizes the findings of an intensive research project focused on Miami’s complex issues. By identifying areas in need of further development, Our Miami Report creates common goals for community improvement. The Report identified eight key quality of life issues affecting Miamians: transportation, housing, arts and culture, health and safety, civic engagement, economy, environment and public space, and education.

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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: 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: Brian Cuban-Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 15th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Men and body image are usually not associated with each other. More and more we hear about the issue of photo shopping women’s bodies to make them look thinner or in some places bigger. There is a lot of media attention on just how ridiculous the body proportions are supposed to be for females aspiring to that ultimate goal of beauty and really acceptance in society. But what you don’t hear very often are the stories of men who struggle with the same issues of body acceptance. Those men who you’d never assume even think about body image. Brian Cuban talks to Shelly about his experiences with anorexia and bulimia and how he overcame those eating disorders with the right support system. His book, Shattered Image, recounts his life story.

For resources on eating disorders you can head over to the counseling center at the University of Miami or call them at 305 284- 5511

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N4P: Veterans Day Special Featuring Bobby White

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 8th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 8195 was first founded in 1961, when a group of thirty Veterans decided to start something meaningful for the community. This post was first started as a predominantly African-American Post in the 1960s. Today VFW Post 8195 has grown into a service designed to support veterans of all backgrounds through counseling, community activities and by providing a place to socialize and heal with other veterans. One way the Post is helping to raise awareness of these issues facing our soldiers is through the publication of their new book. The book details many of the journeys soldiers experienced during and after the Vietnam war. All proceeds from the Post 8195 Book, go to supporting the Post and acts as a donation. Buy their book on Amazon by clicking the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Post-8195-Vietnam-Soldiers-Stories/dp/0984824359/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393982786&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Vfw+post+8195+book

 

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N4P: Student Suicide Awareness

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | November 8th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Send Silence Packing is a nationally recognized traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks, representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year. The program is designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention. At each exhibit of Send Silence Packing, 1,100 backpacks are displayed in a high-traffic area of campus giving a visual representation of the scope of the problem and the number of victims

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