A non profit organization whose primary mission is to provide one-on-one educational mentors to foster care children that are turning 18 and ‘aging out’ of the system. Call then at 305-374-3751.
Hispanic Branch Library
Located in Little Havana area, the Hispanic Branch Library was established with a federal grant to serve the special needs of Miami’s Hispanic population. Part of the Miami Dade public library system, a function of the library is to preserve the community’s cultural heritage. 2190 W. Flagler Street, Miami FL 33135. Call (305)541 9444.
Miami Dade Public Library System
Online resource for the public library system, with multiple locations in Dade County. Has many programs to improve education in the community. Eg. S.M.A.R.T. -Science, Math and Reading Tutoring ,provides homework assistance in a group setting. Provides free tutoring from 10am -1pm every Saturday at all of the libraries during the regular school year. check thier website for further programs.
The Barry University’s Florida Family Literacy Academy
provides services to migrant and farm worker families in the Homestead area. The program has a Pre-K Curriculum, K-3 Curriculum, and an Adult Literacy / Education component. The program places emphasis on school readiness for Pre-K children and elementary school age children. 11300 N.E Second Ave. LIB 143, Miami, FL 33161. call 305-899-3031.
The Families Learning at School and Home (FLASH)
provides a family English literacy initiative at two schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district: Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary School and EWF Stirrup Elementary. FLASH is designed to improve the literacy/ESL skills of parents/caregivers and their children, and to promote the participation of linguistically and culturally diverse parents in the educational process of their children. 11200 Southwest 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199. Call (305) 348-2494.
Volunteer USA Foundation
This is the website of an organization that began in Florida advocating for programs like Family Literacy, Mentoring, Training for Parents, is now a national foundation. Excellent resource for parents to teach their children the joys of literacy.
Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade
The program focuses on improving the children’s school readiness and success, while supporting the language and literacy development of the parents. The goal is to provide parents with the academic foundation that will lead to self-sufficiency and ensure that their young children acquire the skills to achieve and maintain grade levels. 2650 SW 27th Ave, Suite 303 Miami, FL 33133. call (305) 441-0506.
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