Miami Beach Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from The Children’s Trust

(Miami Beach, FL) Jan 30, 2019 -

In support of the City of Miami Beach’s dedication to improving the lives of children and families in the local community, the City was recently awarded more than $1.5 million in grants annually from The Children’s Trust.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support from The Children’s Trust, our programs for at-risk individuals will be able to expand with new teaching offerings to our students—from developing entrepreneurship to literacy skills—paired with family services such as proper parental caregiving and mental health counseling,” noted Mayor Dan Gelber.

Allowing the City to expand upon its ongoing efforts, the grant money will be allocated over the next five years and fund four programs administered by both the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Office of Housing and Community Services. Targeting at-risk youth and families in underserved communities, the programs include the Parent-Children Program, Success University, Miami Beach All Stars programs as well as continued education in fitness, literacy, social skills, nutrition education and STEM programming for children enrolled in after-school care at City parks and facilities.

“We’re very pleased to continue to support the work of the City of Miami Beach,” said Children’s Trust President and CEO James Haj. “Through its ability to leverage funding received from The Trust and its mentorship of other providers in our family and neighborhood support partnerships portfolio, the City has proven itself to be a strong ally in serving our at-risk children and families.”

To learn more about the City’s initiatives being supported by The Children’s Trust, click here.