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Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust

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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Third Annual Business Breakfast Series

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)’s Economic Development Action Committee presents its Third Annual Business Breakfast SeriesPDF. The next breakfast will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Redland Grill in Redlands/Homestead area.

Special guest speaker Althea Harris of the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer insights lending possibilities for small businesses. Additional speakers include: Stephanie M. Clark Director of the Economic Community Partnership and Kristopher Budi Loan Consultant from ACCION.

In keeping with the commitment as a community advocate, MDEAT’s Economic Development Action Committee is working with the Targeted Urban Areas in Miami-Dade County and gathering small businesses to network and explore opportunities in those areas.

MDEAT's Economic Development Action Committee serves as the community's vehicle to express concerns about economic development projects and events. The Economic Development Action Committee meets monthly at designated meeting sites to address citizens' issues.

Homeownership Assistance Program Certification & Training Workshop

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT)’s Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) is conducting a free HAP Certification & Training WorkshopPDF in Liberty City at the Joseph Caleb Center on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
 
Housing and Real Estate professionals are invited to attend the workshop in order to be certified as approved realtors, closing agents/title companies and title attorneys and which in turn would be able to participate in the Homeownership Assistance Program. The HAP certification workshop informs participants about the down-payment assistance programs, and gives them ideas as how to grow their client lists.  It was also a wonderful opportunity for those professionals to network with each other and make new industry contacts to further advance their business.

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.

Want to get involved?

Be part of one of MDEAT’s Action Committees.PDFGive your opinion and feedback on what is currently happening in the community, and assist in coming up with recommended actions to help our community. Action Committees meet once a month.

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.

Follow-up to the Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference Series: OK2TALK Sessions

Community Action and Human Services Department partnered with Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) and some other agencies to present a series of Town Hall Sessions concerning mental health.  Areas that are covered include education, emotional health, community, and family engagement.

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).

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Partners with Black Girls CODE to teach Inner City Girls How to Build a Website

The first computer coding workshop, “Building A Webpage in a Day” took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, in Liberty City.  The workshop was sold out. Girls from the age of 7 to 17 participated in this stimulating workshop.

Unveiling of Miami-Dade CityDNA

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) unveiled the Miami-Dade CityDNA on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami-Dade CityDNA is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides demographic, statistical and visualization data of neighborhoods across Miami-Dade County.

MDEAT unveiled the Miami-Dade CityDNA, a neighborhood demographic finder

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) unveiled the Miami-Dade CityDNA on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Miami-Dade Main Library. Dr. Ned Murray, Associate Director, FIU Metropolitan Center presented on CityDNA information and trends that apply to our County. Mary Lee Widener, Founder and Vice Chair, Social Compact Board of Director presented on Social Compact and its applications, as well as, Brett McCarthy, Director of Research, Social Compact who went into the application and showed how it could be used.

Miami-Dade CityDNA is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) that provides demographic, statistical and visualization data of neighborhoods across Miami-Dade County. MDEAT commissioned Social Compact to implement this system in Miami-Dade County in order to create a tool that allows business owners, consultants, academia, public employees, community activists, and others to obtain data such as income, population, and other demographics specific to a particular geographic area. This tool generates charts, reports, and comparisons critical to following trends within a neighborhood’s economy, advocating key issues, and learning of potential impacts to governmental policies. The Miami-Dade City DNA presentation will show users how to access and use the system and promote its usefulness by illustrating examples of its effectiveness in the community.

» Access this free community tool.
» Dr. Murray’s presentation.Adobe Reader

MDEAT has moved to a new location

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

Our new mailing address is:
MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST
STEPHEN P CLARK CENTER
111 NW 1ST ST 20TH FLR. STE. 2032
MIAMI FL 33128

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