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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.

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MDEAT is seeking new board members

MDEAT is seeking new board members to fill vacancies and provide strategic vision and leadership in fulfilling the agency’s mission. Ideal candidates are seasoned, strategic thinkers with successful track records in economic development, business development, banking, finance, housing, criminal justice, law, marketing, or corporate fundraising.

The Economic Development Breakfast Series

Guest Speakers Althea Harris SBA and Cornell Crews, Jr. Fund Development/Community Relations Director Partners for Self-Employment, Inc. will hold a discussion about lending possibilities for small businesses.

MLK Business Expo

Drawn together by a common desire to expand their market, share and build a presence, nearly 100 South Dade businesses showcased their products and services at the recent MLK Business Expo during the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend. The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) hosted the event as a part of the annual West Perrine MLK celebration activities and commitment to small business growth in Miami-Dade County.

MDEAT Economic Development Summit 2014

Both teens and adults attended this event that highlighted discussions on economic growth and development in Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs).

Teen Court in need of adult volunteers

Interested in, or have experience in, all things legal but don’t know where to put your talents to work? Here is the perfect opportunity to not only learn more about our legal system, take steps to help at-risk youth, and improve your public speaking and communications skills, but most important, give a young person a second chance at a productive life. Sound like something you’d like to do? Adult volunteers are much needed for MDEAT's Teen Court program.

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust's Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) and Housing Advocacy Committee presented the HAP Breakfast Series in Overtown

The HAP breakfast highlighted Short Sales and REO Market Trends, Miami-Dade County Infill Housing Program, and The One-Stop DPA website.

Third Annual Business Breakfast Series Goes to the Redlands

EDAC’s mission is to work with Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs) in Miami-Dade County, and to gather small businesses to network and explore opportunities.

Black Girls CODE - Future coders gather in Liberty City for session on video gaming

With more than 40 eager and energetic young girls tightly packed in classrooms at Miami Dade College's Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, MDEAT along with Black Girls Code (BGC) brought back computer coding to Liberty City.

Youth Intern Partnership Initiative (YIPI)

As the summer break begins for high school students, a few fortunate teens will experience the benefits of employment with Miami-Dade County this summer. Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) is matching several youth from the Miami-Dade County Teen Court program with local businesses to help address the growing unemployment rate among the county’s teen population.

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. Several teen court volunteers have been paired with local small businesses throughout Miami-Dade County to work part-time over the course of the summer. The teens will become Miami-Dade County employees and earn the prevailing minimum wage rate as well as invaluable work experience and money management skills.

As the economy faces this global downturn, it becomes more essential for younger Americans to acquire occupational skills and training, affording them a better chance to seize future opportunities in the labor market. MDEAT’s YAC wanted to assure that some teens in Miami-Dade County would have an opportunity to be employed and exposed to the job market.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, MDEAT will hold a kick-off ceremony in Liberty City sponsored by BAC Funding Corporation.  The companies and the teens that are participating will be in attendance. On Tuesday, June 17th, the teens will start their first day on the job.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)’s Teen Court program recently launched a youth entrepreneurship workshop series to help address the high unemployment rate among teens in the County’s Target Urban Areas (TUAs).

MDEAT has moved to a new location

The Trust has moved to the Stephen P. Clark building, 20th floor

Our new mailing address is:
111 NW 1ST ST 20TH FLR. STE. 2032
MIAMI FL 33128

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