March 24, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
#SheCanLead STEM Mentorship Workshop *
The #SheCanLead Stem Mentorship Workshop on March 26 celebrates women in STEM by bringing together a career panel and breakout sessions to students interested in exploring STEM fields with a chance to be paired with a STEM mentor!

The #SheCanLead STEM Mentorship Workshop is your chance to connect with professionals to learn more about STEM/STEAM fields while starting to foster a student-to-professional mentorship!
College Access Panel During Children's Week *
The Children's Trust is hosting an online College Access Panel to talk about college and technical college, scholarships, payment options, applications, programs for preparation, and access for special populations like homeless, fostered and undocumented students. Take advantage of your chance to speak directly with experts and get help making a plan for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

The panel takes place April 6, 4:30-6 p.m.
UM Team Coach Offering Monthly Parenting Programs
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs and are currently being offered virtually.

Creating a Resource Network - In this CoP, we will share information, gather and develop resources, and identify how to share those resources with our community. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up!

Parent Stressors & Barriers - In this CoP, we will be identifying key stressors and barriers your families may currently be facing, as well as identifying and practicing strategies to solve these barriers. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to sign up!

Creating Support Networks & Community Outreach/Recruitment - In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to create networks of outreach and referrals across parenting providers in the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Virtual recruitment will be an ongoing topic. This CoP will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up!

If you have any questions, please email link below:
Funds Available to Help Care for Kids with Special Disabilities at Home
Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with significant disabilities? Through a generous allocation from The Children’s Trust, The Advocacy Network on Disabilities has funds to pay for respite, in-home supports, and out-of-school programs.

Eligibility: These funds are for children and youth who have significant and multiple support needs such as activities of daily living (e.g. using the bathroom, eating, moving, or communicating); requiring medication administration or other assistance because of medical conditions; and/or exhibiting behavior that is aggressive or self-injurious. Other factors may include whether there is more than one child with a disability in the home, the age of the caregiver, and whether other supports are available. Each family will have the opportunity to discuss, with our Inclusion Coordinator, their individual needs.

For more information call Maggie Rivera at 786.365.2274.
Grant Opportunities Available Now
Afterschool Meals Program Food Sponsor: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
To select one entity as an approved Department of Health (DOH) Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) Food Sponsor in Miami-Dade County to provide daily snacks (during after-school hours), lunches (when programs operate during full days), suppers (for sites serving participants in need) and beverages for participating children in The Children’s Trust funded youth development (YD) programs.
Application Deadline: April 19, by 5 p.m.

Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Project Request for Proposals 
This solicitation will fund several projects focused on implementing and evaluating evidence-based or promising programs that support early childhood development within high-need communities in Miami-Dade County. Projects require an active partnership between a community-based organization and qualified research partner. Funds may be used for both high-quality program implementation and program evaluation and/or research that will help establish program effectiveness.
Application Deadline: May 4, by 5 p.m.
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers using the Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities *
Tuesday, April 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Navigating Community Resources – Unsure what’s available or where to find help for children with disabilities and their families? Join us for an introduction to the most helpful resources, and learn how to assist families navigate these systems of care.

Thursday, April 22, 1:30-4 p.m. *
An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment, eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more

To receive credit, participants must be present throughout the training with their cameras on, and achieve 80% on the learning assessment. Zoom access information provided upon registration.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
Injury Prevention Trainings
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.
Suicide Prevention Training Tuesday, March 30, 11 am-12:30 p.m.
Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, March 30, 1- 3 p.m.
Reading Reimagined Peer Learning at Project RISE
Are you wondering how to infuse diversity into your literacy? Join Project RISE, Reading Explorers and fellow YAS (K-5) providers for a one-hour, immersive and self-reflective exploration to diversify your on-site and virtual libraries. Let's talk and gain practical techniques that can positively impact your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals and outcomes. To further enrich this session, please come ready to share a favorite book title that contributes to your DEI mission.

Session 1: Wednesday, April 14, 12-1 p.m.
Session 2: Wednesday, April 28, 12-1 p.m.

Please register for these sessions on Trust Academy to receive links to the Zoom sessions. Links will be sent out closer to the session dates.
*New* Applying Homework Assistance Strategies Course Available in Trust Academy
Would the children in your program rather do literally anything else instead of their homework? Project RISE has just launched a new course that will help you take your program's homework time from "no way" to "child's play!"

Youth Development direct service staff engage in a series of activities designed to encourage the practice of skills learned in the Introduction of Homework Assistance course. Participants will practice how to apply evidence-based strategies to solve common issues, such as children struggling with homework assignments, low motivation to complete homework, and helping staff managing homework time effectively.
Youth Enrichment Peer Learning Session
Some Youth Enrichment (YEN) Providers have expressed an interest in meeting on a monthly basis to share experiences and support one another. Project RISE will facilitate an information session in which YEN Providers can discuss the focus topics of the peer leaning group such as best practices, challenges they have overcome, and issues for which they are still finding solutions. The goal of this session is to decide as a group if an ongoing Peer Learning forum is needed and what the format will be. The session will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.. If you are interested in participating, please register in Trust Academy.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, "Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Step Up AT Parent Workshop - Assistive Technology for Early Literacy *
This virtual early literacy workshop is for parents who have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old who have a disability or delay, receive related services, or have been referred to receive therapeutic services or evaluations.

The workshop will be facilitated in English & Spanish, and each family will receive a free home literacy toolkit and up to $40 for completing surveys before and after the program.
Free Social-Emotional Program for Your Teens *
Seeking a free social-emotional program for your teens? Hope For Miami’s Ready4Life Program is available to come to your organization that serves 9-10th grade students teaching healthy relationship skills and financial literacy. Contact Laresha Tyler, MSW -- our Project Director at for more information.
Miami Bridge Nurturing Parenting Program *
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services is currently recruiting for its Nurturing Parenting Program, which is a free 12-week program for Teens (12-17), and their parents. Those interested should contact Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services at your earliest convenience. For more information call Jose Martinez at 305.636.3514 or email him below.
Early Learning Grants Available From Boeing
Boeing aims to create a cradle-to-career pathway to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of skilled workers entering today’s labor market. Special emphasis on students of color and others from
communities underrepresented in STEM fields. Advance the 21st-century skills necessary to persist in and complete rigorous academic programs and gain family-wage employment.
Free Prevention Education Webinars from Kristi House
Register today for free, live webinars to learn more about child abuse, trauma, and exploitation. These are the upcoming webinars:

  • What Every Adult Needs to Know About Child Sexual Abuse: March 26, May 13
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: April 8, June 8
  • Children and Traumatic Stress: April 22, June 1
  • Supporting Families through COVID-19 & Other Crises: May 7
  • Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma: June 15
Grants Available for Cultural Institutions Affected by the Pandemic
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $135 million in supplemental funding to assist humanities organizations and other cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus pandemic as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). NEH will distribute ARP relief funding through a competitive process to cultural organizations such as museums, libraries, historic sites, archives, and educational institutions, which continue to feel the dire effects of the pandemic. Budget shortfalls at all levels have compelled cultural institutions across the country to lay off and furlough staff, cancel programs, cut departments, close facilities, and tap institutional reserves.

In order to apply for a grant from NEH, eligible organizations must pre-register with and As this registration process can take several weeks, organizations are strongly encouraged to start the registration process immediately to ensure they can apply. Step-by-step instructions on how to register are available on the website.
Advancing Gender Equity with Your Privilege
Learn how purpose-driven business leaders can model Women’s Rights Champions to embed DEI in their company cultures. For free tickets & more info click below.
Fill Out United Way of Miami-Dade's Pandemic Impact Survey
As we approach the 12-month mark of this prolonged crisis, we are assisting in sharing United Way of Miami-Dade’s Pandemic Impact Survey, open until March 26, 2021, to measure how Miami-Dade households have been affected by the pandemic and assess the financial and household burdens it has caused on our community’s families. The survey aims to collect responses from a wide range of households, income levels, as well as small business owners. Responses will provide critical insight about local challenges and identify ways to plan, coordinate and adapt services to support those in need, as well as assist in planning for future investments. Completing this survey should take about 10 minutes and is available in English, Spanish and soon Haitian Creole – select your language using the dropdown box at the top of the page. A full report will be published summer 2021.

Please take the survey now and share it with your family, friends and colleagues so they can also complete it.
School-Age Education Racial Equity Programming Request For Proposals
United Way of Miami-Dade is seeking to address access and opportunity barriers for Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color (BIYOC) through racial equity programming. The grant recipient will utilize a minimum of two approaches that address racial inequities such as leadership development, community organizing, civic engagement and advocacy. Outcomes may include increased civic engagement, self-empowerment, building strong relationships, increased school engagement, conflict resolution, critical thinking and decision-making skills and activities that promote the reduction of racial inequities. Funding will be for a two-year period and will commence July 1, 2021. Services must begin by August 2021 and continue through June 30, 2023.

Funding will be $25,000 each year for a total award of $50,000. Completed applications should also be sent to For detailed information, refer to the RFP for eligibility and programming requirements. If you have any questions, please email Shameka Jenkins at or Diana Santangelo at For more information and to apply, visit United Way Miami-Dade.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2.
Career Opportunities
Social Media Specialist for The Children's Trust 
The Social Media Specialist is responsible for managing all social media accounts for The Children’s Trust and works with the communications team to coordinate social media with wider campaigns. Develops and implements the social media strategy, including marketing plans that primarily leverage social media outlets. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Responsible for development and maintenance of content that attracts attention, generates interest, and is easily shared with social networks. Establishes relationships with other members of the online community. May work with technical personnel in the development of tools that allow for easy integration with a social network.

Click below for complete job description and application instructions.
Available Positions at Family Central *

Program Assistant *
Family Central Inc. is looking for a part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Assistant in Miami-Dade. This position is responsible for providing general administrative and office-based support for the HIPPY team and program.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant *
This position is responsible for providing three levels of early childhood mental health consultation to early childhood education centers and to maintain a consistent roster of four centers at all times. Candidate must have a Master's Degree in Social Work or related field; licensure in the Mental Health field preferred.

HIPPY Home Visitor *
This position will provide one-on-one curriculum instruction with parents in their homes. Home Visitors supply weekly HIPPY activity packets and follow the program method of instruction with the parent or caregiver.
After-School Counselor *
Kidworks USA seeks to hire responsible individuals for the position of an after-school/summer camp counselor. Individuals must possess or begin the process of having the DCF 45 hours training, a high school diploma, and experience with children. Duties required for this position would include but are not limited to supervising children, assisting students with their homework, and other extracurricular activities such as: STEM, Literacy, Physical Education, Martial Arts, and Dance. Salary based on credentials and experience.

For more information call 305.822.5437, or send an email below.
Infant/Toddler Caregiver *
Centro Mater West in Hialeah Gardens is looking for a full-time position as Infant/Toddler Caregiver.
Requirement: High School diploma or general education degree (GED), National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in Infant/toddler, Bilingual – English / Spanish, CPR & First Aid Certificate , Department of Children and Families 45 mandatory training hours must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Counselor/Infant Mental Health Specialist - Teen Parent Program * 
The FSU Young Parents Project seeks a Master's degree social worker or counselor (MSW preferred) to be part of a home visiting team that provides trauma-informed, dyadic intervention to court-involved teen parents and their children in Miami-Dade & Broward counties. Flexible schedule, reliable transportation and Level 2 background check required. To apply, click below at Florida State University, Job ID 48537.
Finance Coordinator *
The Center for Social Change (C4SC) is a nonprofit coworking space for visionaries who are changing the world. C4SC is looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, experienced with bookkeeping and financials and want to make a difference. The position will support the Finance Director in managing/handling the organization’s books and supporting members and the team with their billing and financial requests.

This is a part-time position starting at 20 hours per week.
Stop Now & Plan (SNAP) Case Manager 
The Center For Family & Child Enrichment is looking for a case manager for its Stop Now And Plan (SNAP®) program, an evidence-based behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children struggling with disruptive behavior issues, and their parents, effective emotional regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. The primary goal of SNAP is to keep children in school and out of trouble by helping them make better choices “in the moment.”
Girl Power Job Openings *

Program Instructors
Girl Power, a leader in providing safe spaces and trauma focused evidenced-based programs and services for at-promise girls is seeking two, part-time Program Instructors to successfully implement the goals, objectives and deliverables under OJJDP’s Preventing Sex Trafficking of Girls grant award for the Girls Intervention Program- Plus (GIPP). Each Program Instructor will conduct activities and provide services to at promise girls.
Licensed Mental Health Therapist *
Girl Power, a leader in providing safe spaces and trauma focused evidenced-based programs and services for at-promise girls is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Therapist to successfully implement the goals, objectives and deliverables under OJJDP’s Preventing Sex Trafficking of Girls grant award for the Girls Intervention Program PLUS (GIPP).
Available Positions at the City of Hialeah Education and Community Services Dept.

  • Program Leaders - starting at $10.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • After-school Tutors - starting at $11.26 an hour working with students ages 12-15.
  • After-school Certified Teachers - starting at $29.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • Recreation Leader (Painting instructor) - starting at $10.00 an hour working with Senior population.
Available Positions at Belafonte Tacolcy Center 

  • Out of School Student Success Advocate - part-time position starting at $12 an hour working with grades K-5th. This position requires facilitating and instructing youth during out of school programs using evidence-based curriculums.
  • Out of School Site Coordinator - full time position with a starting salary of $32,200. The Site Coordinator will contribute to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by implementing effective programs and intervention strategies.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *

  • Clerical Assistant - Part-time clerical position *
  • Early Head Start Educator - Associates degree or 12 credits in Early Childhood Education, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hours from DCF *
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Part-time Center Director - Center Director credentials
  • Community Liaison Specialist - High School degree, Bachelors preferred
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent

Click below to email resume:
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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