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Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s mission is to ensure the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.

Prosperous neighborhoods are made of citizens that have equal access to the necessities that can assist them with changing their current condition and begin creating a better quality of life.

MDEAT operates in three areas of economic advancement:

Discover how MDEAT helps to advance its mission.

MDEAT Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference Presentation by Marva Robinson, PsyD

MDEAT has reached back into its archives to highlight a keynote presentation at its second Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference on December 8, 2015, at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. The conference attracted hundreds of industry professionals from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local clinical psychologists, and Miami-Dade County Teen Court youth along with many grass root supporters and concerned residents from the surrounding communities.

One of the speakers included Marva Robinson, PsyD, a clinical psychologist from the Greater St. Louis area and President of the St. Louis Association of Black Psychologists. She spoke about the psychological impacts of excessive force and referenced her experience in help people deal with the psychological aftermath of the Ferguson tragedy.

Request for Proposal - Extended Until July 28, 2016

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust has extended the response period for interested parties to respond to its housing consultant RFP. The new response deadline is now Thursday, July 28, 2016. MDEAT is requesting proposals from qualified individuals, partnerships, firms and corporations to perform an internal assessment of MDEAT Homeownership Assistance Program service delivery and operations.

MDEAT will evaluate all proposals to determine the best qualified organization or individual to address the aforementioned requirement.

Parties interested in proposing must request a copy by emailing nitsail@miamidade.gov to receive any correspondence from MDEAT.

Youth Intern Partnership Initiative (YIPI)

MDEAT will host its third Youth Intern Partnership Initiative (YIPI) and kick it off at Florida Memorial University (FMU), 15800 NW 42 Avenue in Miami Gardens. The kick-off will take place Monday, June 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will provide an orientation and a chance for the youth participants to meet employers.

MDEAT’s Youth Intern Partnership Initiative is a six-week job program supported by the Youth Action Committee (YAC), for teens who volunteer with Miami-Dade County Teen Court. MDEAT matches several youth from the Miami-Dade County Teen Court program with local businesses. The teens become Miami-Dade County employees and earn the prevailing minimum wage rate as well as invaluable work experience and money management skills.

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