First Star University of Miami Academy

LAST UPDATED: October 10, 2018
Education & Youth Development
First Star improves the lives of foster youth by partnering with child welfare agencies, universities, and school districts to ensure foster youth have the academic, life skills, and adult supports needed to successfully transition to higher education and adulthood. We pursue our mission through innovative college-preparatory programs, providing technical assistance to stakeholders, and advocating for policy change. First Star University of Miami Academy is a holistic college prep program for high school students in Miami-Dade's foster care system. Housed at the University of Miami, the local Academy includes a 4-week summer residential component and Saturday programming throughout the school year for all four years of high school with a focus on academics, life-skills and caregiver engagement.
2049 Century Park East
Suite 4320
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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BOARD

Chairman, Co-founder
Samuelson Producations
Treasurer
Gursey | Schneider
Tracy Mazuer
Secretary
Independent Producer
Director
Department of Homeland Security
Director
WSI WebMark
Director
PhD Candidate UCLA
Director
MiddleShift
Director
Children's Advocacy Institute
Director
Liles Parker PLLC

STAFF

Robin Winston
Executive Director
Lyndsey Collins
National Director of Academies
Brian Ritchey
Deputy Director of Academies
Erin Buchanen
Development Officer

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$1,900,000