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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.

Notice: Realtors, Closing Agent/Title Companies and Title Attorneys

MDEAT is no longer offering new certifications for industry professionals interested in participating in the Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) until fall 2016. Homebuyers who are interested in applying for a HAP zero interest forgivable loan can view a listing of industry participants who are currently certified to offer the loan product.

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North Central Dade Business Expo

MDEAT will host the second North Central Dade Business Expo on September 8, 2016, at the Joe Celestine Community Center, 1525 NW 135 Street, North Miami, FL. Small business owners interested in displaying their products and/or services for FREE can download an application and email a complete form to MDEATInfo@miamidade.gov by Friday, August 26, 2016.

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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.

Youth Intern Partnership Initiative (YIPI)

MDEAT hosted its third Youth Intern Partnership Initiative (YIPI) at Florida Memorial University (FMU), June 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and provided 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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