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For Immediate Release:
August 04, 2015
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers
jrivers@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Commissioner Moss and Homestead Job Corps team up for
"Collaborative Clean-Up"


Collaborative Clean Up

(Before and after pictures of the corner of Southwest 285th Street and 127th Avenue, which was cleared during the “Collaborative Clean-Up.”)

(MIAMI, FL) – The Office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss recently joined Homestead Job Corps, the Miami-Dade County Police Department and the Office of Mayor Carlos Gimenez to clear an overgrown area near the Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) campus. Students and staff from HJCC’s Carpentry Trade and Building Construction Technology Trade, along with the Office of Commissioner Moss’ Roving Crew and the Miami-Dade County Police Department, cleared, loaded and hauled mounds of brush, combining skill with labor to get the job done.

“The students and faculty at Homestead Job Corps continue to make valuable contributions to this community,” Commissioner Moss said. “Some of the most important work begins at home. It was a pleasure to join them and make such a big difference in a short period of time around the campus.”

Homestead Job Corps Center’s Community Relations Council initiated the “Collaborative Clean-Up” of the corner of Southwest 285th Street and 127th Avenue. Frank Balzebre, Intergovernmental Liaison from the Office of Mayor Gimenez and Chairperson of the HJCC Community Relations Council, coordinated the group.

“There was a great need to clean the area of overgrown brush for the safety and benefit of residents and drivers in the South Dade community,” Balzebre said.  “The HJCC students are eager to work and give back to the community.  This was a terrific experience for them as they worked side by side with the Miami-Dade Police Department and Commissioner Moss’ Roving Crew.”

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.