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War on Poverty, Part II: Supporting the Solutions Nationally: Education & Social Progress
By: Yesenia Rojas
War on Poverty, Part I: National Antipoverty Programs Paving the Way for a Win
Guest Blogger: Yesenia Rojas
Job Security as a Result of Volunteering: These Are the Facts
Blog Feature: Yesenia Rojas
- The NCoC studies are proving that civic life must integrated in all of society to protect the job market, economic success and a strong nonprofit presence in our society.
- Community leaders in varying areas must help bridge the gap between businesses and civic involvement. They should support government policies that invest in solidifying “social cohesion” thru volunteering.
Affordable Care Taking the Lead in Florida
Civic Engagement = Economic Survival and Success
Affordable Care: How to Get It and How to Share It
The Arrival of the New Health Insurance Marketplace
By: Shannon Charles, guest blogger
A Collection of Stories in Support of Saving Miami-Dade Libraries
Story #1: A Teacher
Concerned residents of Miami-Dade County are engaged in a fight to save nearly half of its libraries, which are at risk of closure under the County's proposed budget. Should the closures proceed, it would be the largest cut to a public library system in US history. On a rainy Saturday, nearly 300 residents of all ages gathered to support the library system and express their displeasure in the proposed cuts. Given that Mayor Carlos Gimenez has told local media that the "age of the library is probably ending," we have an uphill battle ahead of us.
To support our cause, please sign the online petition, join the #SaveOurLibrary hashtag on Facebook or contribute to the larger #SaveOurLibrary hashtag on Twitter. For more information, visit www.FriendsofMDPL.org
In the summer of 2011, the Arcola Branch Library, 49th in the network of 49 neighborhood libraries, opened on the site of an abandoned drive-in movie theater. Forty years of blight was finally replaced with county government's $4.525 million investment in the future of Liberty City. The story below was one of the repercussions of $7.4 million drained from the library system 's 2009-10 budget the year before. The library's money was granted to a list of organizations that provide high end art exhibits and concert series. Taxpayers had no say in the decision that library hours and library programs such as free tutoring were being cut. The 250 library staff affected went quietly. The public, for the most part, only thought that the library system had hours reduced. Here's how it felt for one of the survivors as he prepares to be a victim of the next tidal wave of 169 layoffs. He will be one of our finest who will be told to leave for good. This is his story:
Ms. Natalie S. Greenfield,
Hi, my name is Kevionna Boswell and here is what I have to say about the proposal to defund the public libraries. Please do not close our libraries, even if technology has taken over the world and how we absorb knowledge. We need to think about the kids who don't have technology and whose only resource is to go to the library. There are so many individuals that rely on the public library system to access knowledge and learning experiences. For these reasons, I, Kevionna Boswell, am asking that you keep from defunding the Miami-Dade County libraries.
The Footprint of the Library: A Reflection by Employee 169
Our Libraries... More Than Just Books and Meeting Spaces
Denise Velazquez-Marrero is the Advocacy Director at Catalyst Miami.
For more information on how you can support the cause, please visit the following sites:
Catalyst Miami's August Newsletter
"Save the Miami Dade Libraries" FB Page
or sign this change.org petition