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Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan (left) congratulates interns from this year’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative at Dolphin Stadium.
On Friday, August 13, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan congratulated students on a job well done during her 2010 Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). A closing ceremony was held at Dolphin Stadium, celebrating the sixth consecutive year of the program.

SYII has continued to advocate a strong commitment to the professional development of students in District 1. This summer, Commissioner Jordan provided high school and college students with the opportunity to work and build partnerships with some of the district’s most prominent business leaders for a 10-week period. SYII business partners include Comcast, Warren Henry Automobiles, AA Acquisitions, LLC, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Calder Race Course, Dozier and Dozier, EAC Consulting, Executive Air Services, Experience Aviation, Florida Marlins, GJB Consulting, Miami Dolphins, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, North Dade Federal Credit Union, and the Carrie Meek Foundation.

ImageFrom June 17-18, seventeen of the nation’s most influential ministers launched the Faith Based Countdown to Completion campaign to raise the remaining $13 million for the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington. The ministers jointly responsible for having raised $2 million for the memorial are challenging other ministers nationwide to join their cause.
ImageThe media was out in full force at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, to cover the August 13th Awards Ceremony of the biennial Eric Williams ‘School Bags’ Essay Competition, whose topic this year was “The Cuban Revolution, 1959-2009: Discuss its successes and failures. What relevance do these have for today’s student?”

Port Everglades, a leading South Florida economic powerhouse, seeks community input on plan update.
Port Everglades officials are seeking public participation in an August 31 meeting regarding future plans for the Broward County seaport.

Designed to provide information and obtain feedback on a 2009 update to Port Everglades' 2006 20-year Master/Vision Plan, the public meeting is slated for Tuesday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Broward County Main Library auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The public is requested to R.S.V.P. by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To request auxiliary communication aids, call 954-468-3509 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..