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Scholarships, Educational Programs, and Workshops

Scholarships and Educational Programs

The Miami Bayside Foundation Scholarship Endowment at Miami Dade College was created in 1999 and has awarded 382 scholarships to date. In 2011, MBF established the Miami Bayside Foundation Scholarship Endowment General Scholarship Fund and contributed to the First Generation Scholarship Fund at Florida International University. In 2012, MBF created the Miami Bayside Foundation Scholarship Endowment at Florida Memorial University. In 2013, MBF established the Miami Bayside Foundation MBA Scholarship Endowment at Florida International University College of Business, the first of its kind. MBF has awarded 747 scholarships to City of Miami minority students to date.

In 2012, MBF made a five-year gift to Break­through Miami, an award-winning organization that provides a tuition-free, eight-year academic enrichment program to motivated students from disadvantaged communities in the 5th through 12th grades.

In 2013, a five-year gift was made to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an internationally recognized organization that provides programs that inspire students from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan successful futures. This gift is impacting 500 students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School over those five years.

In 2014, MBF created a scholarship program for seniors graduating from every Miami-Dade County Public High School in the City of Miami and going to college. To date, MBF has awarded more than 75 scholarships under this program. It made a gift to the Golden Scholars Bridge Program at Florida International University to transition students into college life and help ensure that they graduate through continued mentoring and monitoring. It also made a gift to Little Haiti Optimists Club for their after-school program.

In 2015, MBF established a scholarship program at Miami-Dade Technical Colleges. Since the program launched, MBF has awarded 88 scholarships to City of Miami students at D.A. Dorsey, Lindsey Hopkins, and George T. Baker Technical Colleges. Twenty of these scholarships were awarded under MBF first ever co-named scholarship with Baptist Health South Florida. That same year, MBF provided a second annual gift to the Golden Scholars Bridge Program at FIU and a gift to Little Haiti Optimist Club’s summer program which serves children in the Little Haiti area that are five through fourteen years of age.

During 2015 and 2016, MBF helped create Miami’s only Marine Service Technology Academy. The program was launched at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College in August of 2016 and is designed to help students develop necessary skills and competencies to pursue a career in boat/yacht repair within the marine industry. The pilot class will have 20 students that will graduate in October 2017. The second class is planned to start in the Spring or Summer of 2017.

In 2016, MBF launched a scholarship program in collaboration with City of Miami Commissioner Wilfredo “Willy” Gort to provide funds for residents in District 1 to pursue technical education programs with high job placement rates at Miami Dade College, Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and George T. Baker Aviation Technical College. MBF’s Commissioner Gort Scholarship Program awarded 25 scholarships in 2016.

In 2016, MBF gave a third annual gift to the Golden Scholars Bridge Program at Florida International University. This year sees the graduation of two of the original class of MBF Golden Scholars. This year MBF granted the Education Fund $10,000 for their SmartPath to College Programs at Booker T. Washington and Jackson Senior High Schools.

In March of 2016, MBF gifted funds for 7 iStartSmart terminals to strengthen St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center in Coconut Grove to provide personalized educational programs for children to predominately minority, single parent and low-income households.

In 2018, MBF gave a fifth annual gift to the Golden Scholars Program at Florida International University. 24 Golden Scholars at FIU are currently receiving this scholarship. MBF granted the Education Fund another $20,000 for their SmartPath to College Programs at five City of Miami High Schools with free and/or reduced lunch status of 80% and above.

In March of 2017, MBF gifted funds toward the pilot summer program at St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center in Coconut Grove, which provides high-quality full-day summer camp activities for primarily at-risk, low-income children, promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles and social skills. Aimed at enhancing the early childhood development of the children served, the funding from Miami Bayside Foundation enabled St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center to serve 120 families and provide children with opportunities to experience art, science, music, culture, literacy and more as well as three meals a day.

In 2018, St. Alban’s summer program received an additional gift.

In 2018, MBF funded three new programs, FIU’s Career Pathways Program for students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School and the Miami Children’s Museum both to support summer internships as well as a College & Cultural Tour Program for seniors at Booker T. Washington Senior High School.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 12:00am
Congratulations to the 12th graduating class of the MBF Small Business Training! https://t.co/zDpUi6xIoQ
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 5:06am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Have a great business idea but don't know how to start? Join @ScoreMiami's FREE workshop to learn what is involved in starting a business and if your business idea is viable. Register at https://t.co/qCfzDLuNWJ.
Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 4:21am
The Small Business Training Program w/ @MiamiBaysideFo and @MDCollege culminated last night with its Graduation & presentation of Certificates of Completion to all 31 #smallbiz owners. @GreaterMiamiCVB welcomed the small businesses by giving a 50% discount to become a member. https://t.co/baSjq1gglX
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Get found on Google. No matter what kind of business you have, Google is typically the first place people search. Here are five things you can do to improve your search visibility. https://t.co/5jkEhlzbxm https://t.co/eG1OL44P2r
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #loanrecipient @groovinbean1 will be having their grand opening this Saturday, November 16! Join them at 11 AM and enjoy complimentary coffee, live music, face painting, beignet decorating station, and more. https://t.co/xEKMMmL8dE

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