Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 12, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up Today!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 in participating summer programs, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact available sponsors today to secure participation at each of their program sites. Be sure to confirm available menus (hot or cold) and delivery times BEFORE making a decision on which sponsor best meets the needs of your participants and program environment.

In addition, we strongly urge providers to designate their program sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 living in their communities may also participate in the free meals program, even if they do not participate in provider programming. Open sites serve a critical role in minimizing food insecurity in Miami-Dade while schools are closed and are, for some children, a literal lifesaver. The Children’s Trust is also supporting Florida Impact efforts to increase accessibility to summer meals for those children who have no access to open sites, through pediatric clinics and WIC and HUB sites. Contact Christina Sudduth at csudduth@flimpact.org for more information.

Summer BreakSpot Sponsors

  • After-School Program (ASP) Contact Christina at 954.596.9000.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@miamidade.gov.
  • FLIPANY Contact Viktoriya Yudovina at 954.390.7654 or vyudovina@flipany.org.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Contact Berne Galvez at mgalvezberne@dadeschools.net.
  • Rayfield Family Literacy Contact Senetta Carter at 800.913.5481, 954.894.0518 or senettacar@aol.com.
  • Sisters for Abundant Living Download an application at www.sistersforabundantliving.com. Contact Courtney at 305.826.7900.
  • Village Youth Services In addition to free meals, Village Youth Services is also offering free nutrition education workshops. Call 305.621.5836 or email info@villageyouth.org.
Do the Children & Families in Your Program Have Health Insurance?
If you have children and families participating in your programs in need of health insurance, please contact one of the Trust-funded health navigators listed on our website. Navigators are trained to enroll children and families into healthcare funding sources. Together, they collaborate to increase access to primary care physicians, health insurance and other related benefits. Reach out to these agencies to come to your site for special events or keep their contact information on hand to refer families in need. Thank you!

Leave No Story Untold - Share Your Real-Life Successes with The Trust
Thank you Providers! We've received some wonderful stories about the good you do at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org, and we are so excited to "meet" the real-life faces of your programs. So keep 'em coming - as we explained, we're building a library of feel-good features to share on our site, via Facebook and Twitter, in our newsletters and annual report, on our TV talk show and with local media outlets like the Miami Herald, Biscayne Times, Community Newspapers and Miami Times. Our community is a better place to live and learn because of you; we want to make sure that everyone in the county knows that. In the meantime, kindly like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and we'll like/follow you, too. Remember: Your stories are our stories, and we want to shout them from the rooftops!

Young Talent Big Dreams: FINAL Auditions This Saturday!
It's the last chance to audition for this year's Young Talent Big Dreams (YTBD), our free annual youth performing arts competition that showcases our brightest stars! The competition offers Miami-Dade County children and youth ages 8-17 an invaluable opportunity to explore an interest in singing, dance, a musical instrument or spoken word, and to benefit from the mentoring feedback provided by our audition judges. Read more about YTBD at www.thechildrenstrust.org; click here for registration guidelines. To download a YTBD auditions flyer you can copy and distribute to your program participants, click here. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, April 15, at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.

Funding Opportunity Updates
  • RFP 2017-01 Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration
    Funding recommendations have been released and posted to our website.
  • RFP 2017-03 Family Strengthening
    Funding recommendations have been released and posted to our website.
  • RFP 2017-04 Family and Neighborhood Supports
    Funding recommendations have been released and posted to our website.

Visit our Funding Applications and Procurement pages for the latest details.

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities  
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A new hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1. Two dates available:

  • Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Other available trainings include:

  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. - noon, Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186
  • Let’s Play Together Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

Questions? Contact Virginia Infante at 305.596.1160 ext. 260 or vinfante@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Provider

  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, April 25, 2:30-5 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

Register at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise; click here to download a pdf of the 2016-17 training schedule in its entirety. 

From Our Friends
Dream in Green Seeks New Program Partners
Dream in Green (DIG) Academy. a platform that promotes collaboration between community organizations for the introduction of environmental education programming at K-12 schools, seeks program partners interested in accessing DIG's services and technical expertise. For more information, visit www.dreamingreen.org.

Community Marketplace & Farmer's Market
The Black Marketplace was created to promote, educate and grow a solid economic body based on love and community in black neighborhoods. This free community resource takes place every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center. Each market event will include live music and a special kids’ section featuring face-painting and games. For more information, visit rootscollectivemarket.org.

Changemakers Youth Summit on Social Justice - Apply Now!
Do you know a high school student who’s passionate about social justice and making our community a better place for everyone in it? Urge them to join 150 other Miami youth to take part in the Youth Summit on Social Justice, where  students from both the public and private high school sectors will be given the opportunity to build bridges and collective power with their peers. Application deadline is on Friday, April 14; visit www.startempathy.org/changemakersyouthsummit to apply.

Lunch & Learn: Child Abuse Awareness
Start Off Smart - in partnership with the City of Homestead and the Homestead Police Department - is hosting a child abuse awareness luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join them and guest speaker Walter F. Lambert, M.D., medical director of the UM Child Protection Team for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, to explore the ways in which the community can come together to tackle child abuse. To be held at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. Cost: $20 per person. Space is limited; reserve your seat at startoffsmartinc@gmail.com or 305.224.5585.

Workshop: Storytelling for Social Impact
Learn how to tell your nonprofit’s story to recruit more volunteers and clients, raise more funds and build a passionate following! Sponsored by Women’s Fund Miami and facilitated by award-winning communicator and storyteller Dan Grech, this is an invaluable opportunity to acquire the knowledge needed to raise your organization’s profile. To be held on Wednesday, April 26, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at The Children’s Trust, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. For additional details and to register, click here. Workshop fee: $10, paid in advance.

Maternal Depression Awareness Workshop
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a maternal depression workshop at Carlos Albizu University, taking place on Tuesday, May 2, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Fee: $40. For more information and to register, contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.

Grant & Funding Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities
The de Moya Foundation announces five scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Four scholarships are designated for young adults with developmental disabilities; one scholarship will be awarded to a civil engineering student at the University of Florida. For more information and application guidelines, visit www.demoyafoundation.com; application deadline is on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Grants Program for Healthier Eating
The United Fresh Start Foundation Community Grants Program is extending its work beyond the school day to provide children with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on the weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues. This program will provide a total of $25,000 in grants to support local community organizations, programs, events and/or activities that share Fresh Start’s commitment to increasing kids' access to fresh produce, and helping them develop lifelong healthy habits. Grants will be available in various amounts up to $2,500. For more information and an application, visit www.unitedfreshstart.org; applications are due on Monday, April 20, 2017.
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Community Impact Director *
Women’s Fund Miami seeks a community impact director. Must be a strong manager, mentor, strategic thinker and effective collaborator capable of fully leveraging the organization’s expertise in research, advocacy and communications, as well as an experienced advocate with significant knowledge and expertise in project management. Extensive experience leading the design and implementation of advocacy strategies also a must. Application deadline is April 28, 2017; for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines visit www.womensfundmiami.org.

Management Information Specialist
Sundari Foundation/Lotus House seeks a management information specialist to ensure data quality, data entry and contractual compliance in a fast-paced, trauma-informed environment. Responsibilities include regularly generating reports for varying staff to evaluate program performance and comply with grants and contractual requirements; and documentation and other aspects of contract compliance as requested. Minimum two years' experience working in data entry and/or management information systems and a high school diploma; associate degree preferred. Must also possess two years' experience in social services, ability to self-motivate, enormous attention to detail, positive attitude, and the ability to comfortably interact with diverse individuals, be energetic and independent, and desire to make a difference in our community, also required. Email cover letter and résumé to melissa@lotushouse.org.

Quality Assurance Manager
Mid- to high-level to oversee and facilitate operational strategies for quality improvement, risk management, compliance, policy development, joint commission preparation and maintenance. Must possess minimum five years' experience in direct behavioral health including supervision, quality assurance reviews, program oversight, utilization, and risk management principles and techniques; knowledge and experience in the Florida behavioral system, rules and regulations; and a master's degree from an accredited university. Email résumé to pchase@nhcmhc.org
Teacher *
Cherry Blossom in the Roads seeks a full-time teacher. Must possess CDA or FCCPC, at minimum; be bilingual (English/Spanish), responsible and energetic; and love children. For more information, email kathy@cherryblossommiami.com.

The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational, ABE or GED in math and/or reading and writing. Flexible hours based on student needs; must be available at least three days/week. Qualifications include bachelor’s or associate degree along with a vocational education certificate; excellent math, reading and writing skills; exemplary communication and instructional skills; and the ability to pass local, state and federal background checks. Email résumé to larry@cilsf.org, or fax to 305.751.8944, Attention: Workforce Development. 

Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center *
  • Registered Dietitian To serve Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Homestead. This is a full-time, 12-month position with an annual salary of $44,969. Must have active license to be considered.
  • Teachers - Early Head Start More than 20 positions available in Homestead. Minimum requirements include FCCPC and DCF 45 hours; Le Jardin will cover the cost of acquiring a National CDA in Infants and Toddlers for successful candidates.
Contact Heather at careers@lejardinccinc.org or 305.245.7299 for more information.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *
  • Driver To be responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles, and also assist with general housekeeping duties. Requirements include one year of experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 
  • Job Coach - 2017 Summer Program To provide on-site supervision for students placed in summer work experiences. Must possess high school diploma; one year of experience working in the field of employment services, job placement or vocational services; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking/interviewing skills; valid Florida driver’s license; and the ability to travel within the community.
  • Program Coordinator - Full-Time To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. High school diploma required; AA preferred. Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and one year of experience working with databases and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred.  
  • Teacher Assistant - 2017 Summer Program To assist with group and individual instruction and field trips. Must possess high school diploma; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking/interviewing skills; valid Florida driver’s license; and the ability to travel within the community.
Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) 
  • Caregiver - Part-Time For its Florida City location. Must possess proof of high school completion (or equivalent), transcript documentation of passing all competency exams for the DCF Child Care Training, ability to read and understand written information, and be willing to learn basic computer skills including but not limited to accessing the internet and the RCMA intranet; bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Teacher - VPK For its Florida City location. Must possess VPK endorsements and a National CDA, Florida Child Care Professional Certificate, Early Childhood Professional Certificate and Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate; or nine credits in early childhood education and three months' experience in the field.
Email résumé to tatiana.canelas@rcma.org
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center 
  • Food Service Worker/Housekeeper To assist in the planning, organizing and implementation of food activities; in receiving, preparing and serving food in accordance with policies and procedures; and in maintaining a clean and safe facility for children, staff, parents and visitors. Must be able to read and write in English, and follow oral and written directives.
  • Teacher Assistant - Early Head Start To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages birth-3. Responsibilities include facilitating indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma, I/T National CDA and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Teacher Assistant - Head Start To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages 3-5. Responsibilities include facilitating indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma, National CDA (preschool) and DCF 45-hour training. 
Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org
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