Our organization includes 3 areas of focus, to provide service learning to k-12 students and
college/university students, to improve the living conditions of low income members of our
community, as well as to provide food and basic needs to low income families, people with
special needs and the elderly.
What sets our program apart from similar programs is the element of integrating our Low
Income Housing Repair Program and the Basic Needs and emergency Assistance program with
education through our Hands-On Service Learning Program with for the purpose of improving
the lives of underprivileged people. Since the development and implementation of our
community projects and services require more than just the physical labor and distribution of
services; it requires planning, development and strategic implementation. Student participants
can participate in service learning through science/technology, math/physics, business/finance,
writing/literature and media/arts, their subject will depend on their interest or academic
requirement. We believe that by integrating the involvement of service learning with our
program service we can impact our community in a greater scale. In addition, our program's
satisfaction rating is 99% because of our attentiveness, care and focus in fulfilling community
needs. We've been listed the great no-profits, due to our many positive reviews and ratings; as
well as being awarded the Service learning Partner of the year award from Miami-Dade College.
Hands-on Service Learning
Our Hands-On Service Learning Program is intended to help student participants gain real world skills through Hands-on experience. Hands-On Service learning is comprised of 5 educational areas; Physics & Math, Writing/ literature/ Speech, sciences/Medical & technology, Media & Arts and Business/ finance.
Low Income Housing Repair
The Low Income Housing Repair Program's goal it to improve the living conditions of low income families, people with special needs and the elderly. We assess the homes to determine the problem areas and adequate homes to provide positive living standards to our beneficiaries, as well as to make homes more accessible to people with special needs and seniors.
Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance
The Basic Needs and Emergency Assistance Program provides services to low-income families, people with special needs and the elderly, who are experiencing hunger, financial emergency and cannot helped themselves.
Statement of Need
The recent economic downturn has made it very difficult for families living paycheck to
paycheck, manage & to maintain a stable home. Studies show that the medium house hold
income for families of low to moderate income dropped 11% in recent years, which added
stress to their already difficult situation. Nearly a quarter of all Floridians live in poverty &
Miami-Dade & Broward Counties were 2 of the hardest hit counties. This is why it's very
important for our organization to provide food & basic needs, as well as to improve the living
conditions of needy families. In addition, the recent economic crisis, schools have been affected
by massive budget cuts, which have caused extra-curricular departments to either shut down
or be downsized. Our organization's Hands-On Service Learning program will allow teachers
to fulfill their extra-curricular activities & will give students the opportunity to learn & develop
skills through Hands-On Service Learning & through our partnerships. Florida's K-12 public
work force was modestly downsized again last year, but it was support workers, again, who
felt the most pain & saw the most pink slips, according to the state's latest annual staff survey.
Total work force numbers are down 5.4 percent from 336,329 to 318,209. We believe that
it is important for students to have the opportunity to further their education while making
a difference in the lives of underprivileged members of our community. It is important that
students have the opportunity to find an interest in a particular skill set & scholastic subject for
them to have a better idea of which career path suites them best. We can believe that we can
make a great impact in our local communities by strengthening education through our Hands-
On Service Learning Program and to provide basic needs & emergency assistances to struggling
families through our Basic Needs & Emergency Assistance. (US Census Data & National Service