Education/Youth

Rev. Richard P. Dunn, II, Senior Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church and City of Miami Commissioner, will serve as the keynote speaker during Florida Memorial University’s annual Spring Baccalaureate Service on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm. The service will be held at the University in the Susie C. Holley Religious Center.
Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, has appealed to corporate Jamaica to join his ministry in advancing the Enrichment Centre initiative, designed to improve literacy and numeracy in primary schools. Digicel Foundation, a non-profit organisation established by telecommunications company, Digicel, has been collaborating with the Ministry since 2009 to launch Enrichment Centres in 12 primary schools.
City of Miami Parks will be opening 2010 Summer Camp registration with a Super Saturday Registration Day on April 17th, 2010. Twenty Seven park locations will be holding summer camp. Space is limited at each park and residents are encouraged to visit their local park on Super Saturday to ensure the best possible chance of securing a summer camper space. Only City of Miami Residents can register between April 17th and April 25th. Non-city of Miami residents can register starting April 26th.
The Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) and The School of Integrated Academics and Technology (SIATech) celebrated the graduation of eight students on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Double Tree Hotel, Miami, FL. Donald Manning, former Director of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was the keynote speaker.  He addressed students from the Greater Miami Service Corps, Miami Gardens Job Corps and Homestead Job Corps.  In his speech Mr. Manning emphasized the importance of being focused and he reiterated the importance of always completing what they start.
Eduardo Padrón never planned to go into education when he graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 with a Ph.D. in economics. He had already accepted a job with DuPont and was coming back to Miami to thank his old junior college teachers for starting him on his road to success as a student. But Padrón’s professors pushed him to come work at what was then Miami Dade Community College. Out of guilt and obligation, Padrón agreed to take a salary 75 percent lower than the well-known chemical firm had promised and give them a year of his life. After that, he still planned to pursue a corporate career.
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