May 5, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Nominations for Champions for Children Awards Open Friday!
Nominations for the 2021 David Lawrence Jr. Champions for Children Award open Friday, May 7 , and run until May 30. Visit for more information and to fill out a nomination form starting Friday.

The David Lawrence Jr. Award is bestowed on an individual for a lifetime of notable achievement and dedication to children in Miami-Dade County. These achievements over time should display a depth of commitment to children’s causes that have resulted in lasting, systemic impact. By providing recognition to someone who has dedicated considerable time, knowledge, expertise or resources on behalf of children, The Trust hopes to motivate others to work toward improving the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. Board members and staff of The Trust are not eligible. Nominations are received from the local community at large. Past honorees include Chief Community Services Officer and Former Director of Juvenile Services for Miami-Dade County Morris Copeland, Judge Jeri Beth Cohen, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson; Judge Cindy Lederman; FL state Sen. René García; immigrant rights advocate Cheryl Little; FL state Sen. Nan Rich; autism expert Dr. Michael Alessandri; FL state Sen. Rudy García; Judge William Gladstone; Miami Mayor Manny Díaz; and Tracy and Alonzo Mourning, among others.
Two Drive-Thru Food Relief Events Coming in Late May *
Please inform families in your provider network and beyond of two drive-through food distribution events will be held on May 22nd or May 29th for hot meals. Those who register to host or attend a workshop in the month of May, will receive an additional goody bag at one of the drive through events. Those who participate in the drive-through must remain in their cars and wear masks at all times. The Drive-Thru Food Relief Program is sponsored by The Children's Trust and the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

  • Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, 50 NE 119 Street
  • Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Kendall Library, 9101 SW 97 Avenue
New In-Person SPARK Training for Youth Development K-5 Providers
The Children's Trust is sponsoring SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) training that will be provided in-person on Saturday, May, 15. This training is for contracted Youth Development K-5 providers using SPARK curriculum for fitness. Please limit registrations to two staff per agency per training. Pre-registration is required. Facial coverings/masks are required.
Go to Trust Academy to register!
Debriefing Schedule Posted
The debriefing schedule for RFQ #2021-05 Afterschool Meals Food Program Sponsor has been posted in the Resources section of the solicitation and on The Children's Trust website.
UM Team COACH: Getting Families Through the Door
Everything is set for you to serve your families – you know that there are many benefits to your program and you’re eager to work with your community. But how do you get families through the door (physical or virtual)? This online training course will help you identify at least two strategies to improve recruitment in your program and at least one setting to expand your efforts. This course is appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs. Available in Trust Academy.
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:
Are You Ready for Summer? Help with Camp is Available for Youth with Disabilities
Summer is a time for fun and vacation, but it can also be challenging to find the right summer camp – especially for children with disabilities. With many children attending school virtually since last March, summer camp presents a wonderful opportunity for many to ease back into a routine and get ready to return to school this Fall.

Thanks to a generous allocation from The Children’s Trust, funding is available to provide supports that create meaningful, safe, and inclusive opportunities at Trust-funded summer camps. This is a highly Individualized process taking into account the needs of each child or youth.

Eligible children and young adults have a diagnosed condition, and need significant support in areas that include:

  • Activities of daily living (eating, dressing, using the rest room);
  • Communication;
  • Mobility;
  • Managing health conditions or taking medication; and/or
  • Behaviors that interfere with program participation.

Call 786.365.2274 or email below:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities *
Thursday, May 18, 9:30 a.m-12 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.

Thursday, May 20th, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. * A Safe, Live, In-Person Training
Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids: One of our most popular trainings, come learn fun, meaningful activities to do with your students to build their disability awareness, and encourage them to appreciate differences. This will be a live/in person training event. In order to comply with CDC guidelines for social distancing the number of training registrations will be capped at 18 participants, and only those who pre-register may attend. Face masks will be required at all times during the training.
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.

Car Passenger Safety, Tuesday, May 11, 1-3 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, May 13, 1-2:30 p.m.

Poisoning Safety Training, Tuesday, May 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Training, Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Car Passenger Safety, Tuesday, May 25, 1-3 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, May 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
Getting Ready for a Successful Summer? Project RISE is Here to Help! *
Are you interested in learning strategies to increase self-motivation in students?
Are you eager to learn methods to promote youth leadership?
Are you looking for ways to increase your students’ self-esteem?

If you answered, "Yes." to any of these, click the button below to request coaching assistance.
Project RISE Summer YEN Training Opportunities
Project RISE is here to help your 6-12 Youth Development staff prepare for summer with a Zoom-based, YEN-focused trainings. Learn more about items on the SEL-PQA that will help you increase your CAT scores, and take a plan to implement back to your program. If you are interested in having your staff trained in late May or early June, or have any questions, please email below:
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
Employment Training Programs for Students with Disabilities *
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is accepting applications for post high school employment training programs for students with disabilities ages 18-21 for the 2021-22 school year offered through Instructional Systemwide Center (SPED Outreach).

  • Project BRIDGE Shake-a-Leg
  • Project SEARCH City of Hialeah
  • Project SEARCH City of Miami
  • Project SEARCH Zoo Miami 

For more information, please contact SPED Outreach at 305.274.8078.
Pérez CreARTE Grants Program Offering $1.5 Million for the Arts
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation's CreARTE Grant Program is now open for applications until May 28. The Foundation will invest over $1.5 million in Miami-Dade organizations working to cultivate an equitable arts community by expanding residents’ access to the arts and making our city a global hub for artistic excellence.

Through CreARTE, the Foundation will award grants in three main areas of focus:
  • Arts Access: Funding to support meaningful and diverse public engagement with, and access to, various forms of high-quality art across Greater Miami and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. 
  • Arts Education: Funding to support high-performing, innovative organizations in Greater Miami working to ensure that all young people have equitable access to arts education opportunities.  
  • Artist Fellowships and Residencies: Funding to support the creation and/or expansion of artist fellowship and residency programs to expand local options for artistic professionals to hone their talents and showcase their work. 
FREE Virtual Activities and Presentations with from Federation of Families *
Federation of Families invites the public to participate in its FREE monthly activities and presentations. Activities and presentations include Teen Parenting Meetup Group on Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Art Expression on Wednesdays, 5 - 7 p.m. and La Hora Del Cafe on Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m. Federation of Families also provides activities geared towards youth Ages 14-24. Each month the youth create different activities geared towards young people. Learn more about our Youthnet Program and don't miss out!
FREE Parenting Program with Federation of Families
The Triple P Parenting Program is for parents with children who have mild to moderate behavioral issues and are under the age of 12 years old. The Program consists of 10 free, 1 hour, parenting sessions with a Triple P Parent Educator from FOF. Parents will learn and practice the skills necessary to tackle behavioral challenges with various strategies implemented from the evidence based Triple P curriculum. We provide the sessions in English or Spanish, in home or virtual.
Parent to Parent of Miami Learning Opportunities | IDEA/IEP Seminar
Becoming a stronger advocate for your child starts by understanding special education law. Stay informed, know your rights, and play an active role in your child’s education. Learn about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities and the IEP.

IDEA Seminar
Wednesday, May 26, 5-7 p.m.
IEP Seminar
Wednesday, June 2, 5-7 p.m.
Parent to Parent of Miami Learning Opportunities | Understanding ADHD
This presentation provides families an overview of the different types of ADHD, affects, educational supports and accommodations, and strategies to help individuals with ADHD at home and in school.

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Wednesday, May 12, 5-7 p.m.
The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment 25th Annual Conference
Join The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment on May 7 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Zoom for its 25 Annual May Conference! The Melissa Institute’s internationally renowned Scientific Board Members will share their current work on violence prevention and the promotion of well-being. Continuing education credits are available for LMHC, LMFT & LCSW, Psychologist, Mediators, Physicians, and Master Planning Points.
Young Parents Can Get Tuition Assistance to go Back to School
Mission North Star is a community whose mission is to close equity gaps for young parents in Miami-Dade County. It works to create opportunities that provide economic stability and deliver a wide range of free services to guarantee success for you, your children and generations beyond. Benefits include college tuition, fees and books assistance, child care options, job placement, parent support groups, mental health counseling, food assistance and more. Parents between 18 and 29 can qualify. To apply write Leandra Vega at and schedule a call below. Don't wait, summer term starts May 10.
FREE Summer Camp Open to All Miami-Dade Middle School Students
Campers will engage in STEAM activities, business, cooking, nutrition, fitness, academic support, field trips and more! The camp will be held at Nautilus Middle School from June 21 - August 13, 2021, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily meals and transportation are included. Programming will be modified to follow the latest CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. Space is limited.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade *

United Way of Miami Dade is currently hiring for the following positions:
  • Supervisor, Family Engagement
  • Development Officer
  • Implementation Coach Specialist
  • Resources Specialist
  • Infant Toddler Teacher (multiple locations)
Available Summer Camp Positions in City of Hialeah - Education and Community Services *

Summer Camps serve students ages 6-15:
  • Summer Program Leaders –$10.00 an hour
  • Summer Counselors- $11.28 an hour- Must have at least 1 years working in an after-school setting.
  • Summer Camp Directors- $12.62 an hour- Must have at least 2 years working in an after-school setting with administrative duties.
  • Summer Certified Teachers- $29.00 an hour- Must have a Bachelors in Education.
  • Summer Inclusion Aide- $15.00 an hour- This is a contracted position and used on an as needed basis.
Employment Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities *

The de Moya Foundation (DMF) Employment Opportunities has partnered with local businesses to customize employment opportunities for people with unique abilities. If you, or someone you know, is looking for employment, and is eligible, let us lead the way to your future. Eligible participants must be 18 to 35 years of age with a documented intellectual and/or developmental disability. DMF Employment Opportunities is a provider of the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Available Positions at Family Resource Center *

The Family Resource Center is looking for the following positions:
  • Full Case Manager Supervisor
  • Full Case Manager Specialist
  • Therapist
Summer Teachers Needed by Breakthrough Miami *

Breakthrough Miami is looking for experienced and engaging teachers to provide instruction in reading/language arts, science and math for Kindergarten - 5th students. Breakthrough Miami believes that for our community, our society, and our culture to reach its ultimate potential, it is imperative that each ambitious student is provided access to the optimum tools, motivation, and opportunity to reach their potential.
Available Positions at Community Health of South Florida *

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) has several bachelor, masters, and licensed positions available in our Behavioral Health Department. Please contact Gabriella Contreras at 786.293.5509 or email your resume below. Candidates can also apply on website and clicking on "careers."
Available Positions at Center For Family & Child Enrichment

Center For Family & Child Enrichment is dedicated to help children and their families by providing the right services and solutions based on individual needs. CFCE is constantly evolving to better support our community.

Dependency Case Manager Supervisor
As a Dependency Case Manager Supervisor you will manage the daily operations of a dependency case management unit. Minimum experience: Four years of relevant experience working with children and families in the Child Welfare System (two years of experience with a Masters).

Certified Dependency Case Manager 
As a Certified Dependency CM, you will identify and assess client and family needs as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect by caretakers, with the ultimate goal of family reunification. Min. Experience: Bachelor's Degree & provisionally certified in child welfare.

SNAP (Stop Now & Plan) Case Manager
As a Stop Now & Plan (SNAP) Case Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day case management of SNAP boys and girls which includes completing intake assessments, following up on referrals and scheduling of intake appointments and monitoring youth and family’s progress. Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field. Minimum experience: Experience with structured groups and parent education groups is preferred, Community/agency liaison experience is desired.

Dependency Case Manager Apprentice
As a Dependency Case Manager Apprentice, you will learn the position of Dependency Case Manager and the Child Welfare System. This position entails a training class that is run by our lead agency as well as shadowing current dependency case managers to learn the job. The training class is followed by a certification test administered by the Florida Certification Board. Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field from an accredited university.
Director of Development Cristo Rey Miami High School

Cristo Rey Miami High School is looking for an experienced Director of Development. The Director will plan and spearhead strategic development plans and tasks necessary to reach Cristo Rey Miami's fundraising goals. This position reports to the President and will lead all philanthropic initiatives, including major gifts, foundational and corporate opportunities to build a sustainable development pipeline. The Director will be responsible for overseeing the development process from initial contact to pledge.
Available Positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

Catholic Charities is hiring for the following positions:

  • Early Head Start Teacher Aid
  • Teacher Aid
  • Youth Care workers
  • Case Managers
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind *

Summer Music Instructor *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a summer music instructor from June 14 - August 13 with minimum eight (8) years of industry-specific experience in the field (i.e. MIDI Production, performance, sound engineer, guitar, piano, violin, vocal, percussions, bass or sax). Ability to lead multiple ensemble. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 

Preschool Teacher Assistant *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Teacher’s Assistant to provide support and assistance to the Miami Lighthouse Academy daily operations. Full-Time position with benefits. Requirements include DCF; Birth through Five Child Care Credentials

Summer Music Vocal Coach
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Music Vocal Coach for the 2021 summer program to provide vocal anatomy, ability to harmonize and proficient on piano; valid FL Driver’s License and ability to travel within the community.

Early Intervention Specialist
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks an Early Intervention Specialist to provide comprehensive rehabilitation, developmental training, and family/home intervention services to children aged birth through five. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in education or related field; experience working with infants and toddlers.

Data Entry Specialist
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Data Entry on a full-time basis to be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. HS Diploma required, AA preferred; one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred; and bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 hrs DCF
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Educator - Early Childhood classes, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant/Toddler or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF

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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