PSCDG's mission is to provide meaningful opportunities that will stimulate and revitalize social and economic development in underserved communities throughout Miami-Dade County including minority groups, immigrants, women, tee-girls, the homeless and ex-offenders.
Young ladies in the NOW-Project participated in mock interview with local community partners to help prepare them for employment.
NOW-Project young man was giving professional attire for his first interview. After he completed his 8 weeks job coaching and training.
NOW--Project: Students working on resumes, and applying for employment.
Shine Bright after school program. Guest speakers invited to attend and conduct educational presentations to the children.
Our first 65 year old literacy mom has fulfilled her desire to speak and read English by participating in our Literacy Program.
CONNECTING THE BRIDGE THROUGH LITERACY
In 2013 PSCDG launched the literacy pilot program, "Connecting the Bridge through Literacy" in the area of North Miami targeting Haitian immigrants from low socio- economic means struggling to get ahead but hindered by their lack of English language skills. The program was always open to adults who qualified based on income level, and soon after its inception, as it became known in the community, the program attracted African Americans, Hispanics and other immigrant groups in need of instruction in the English language.
PSCDG secured funding from the City of North Miami for the launch of this program and has sustained its support to date due to the success of the program. We partnered with the North Miami Library which provides us with meeting space, access to computers and library books for all participants.
It is notable that this program has served residents in their 70's and 80's who have expressed their overwhelming gratitude as they become literate in their older years,
NOW-Project ( Needing Opportunity to Win)
The N.O.W. Project targets young people ages 15 to 24 who either dropped out of school or are at-risk for dropping out and are unemployed or underemployed with socio-economic problems and high risk. While the 15-24 age range is our target. The program offers these youth with a holistic approach to the workforces. The curriculum divided into four component for a 12-weeks sessions. Which focus on all type of career pathway development, individual career portfolio, job training & coaching, vocational skills, resume writing and mock interview preparation skills. The second phase of the program focus on academic approach with assistance to college education, scholarship completion and college tours.
Shine Bright Literacy after school / Summer Camp
The "Shine Bright Literacy Summer Camp" was created in 2014 with a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and implemented again in 2015 with the support of the foundation serving children from the community.
In a city throbbing with diversity, music, art and different cultures, many residents are unaware that Miami-Dade County has one of the lowest literacy rates in the United States. In order to ameliorate this situation, PSCDG's summer program targets at-risk children and youth ages 6 to 13 residing in low income areas.
The goals of this program are: to improve literacy skills, to create a love of reading and learning, to avoid loss of learning in the summer, and to inform parents and caregivers of their role as key educators. PSCDG achieved these goals with a combination of structured classes, field trips, games and outdoor activities that engaged and provided a fun and productive experience for all campers.
Group home for homeless girls and their children. Survivors of human trafficking.
Miami Dade School Board
Miami Dade County
After school Coordinator
After school counselor
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.