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Independence through Education
Education should be an attainable goal for even the most disadvantaged. That's why we're here.
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Community Partners

Voices For Children Foundation
http://voices4.org/

Voices For Children's support enables the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program to recruit, train, and support volunteers to serve as the "voice" for abused, abandoned, and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in dependency court proceedings, the only organization that provides this type of caring and objective voice in court. Guardians Ad Litem make sure children are not lost in an overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate home or shelter. Voices' financial support also helps fulfill the children's medical, educational, and social needs.

Casa Valentina
http://www.casavalentina.org/

Affordable Housing for Young Women Emerging from Foster Care on the Road to Independence

Lack of housing is by far the most difficult and most frequent obstacle that faces mentors and foster youth in our program. We have found that a secure and stable home environment really gives the youth the foundation they need to finish school and go to college. For these reasons and more, Casa Valentina is one of the most important projects for the foster care population in our community.

Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
http://www.guardianadlitem.org/att_conf_train.asp

Provides mentors and legal support for youth. ET provides training and educational resources for attorneys representing children in dependency court. Mentors are referred to LFCA and GAL, if they would like to be more involved with students.

Les Dames d'Escoffier Miami
http://lesdamesmiami.org

Les Dames d'Escoffier Miami is an organization of women leaders in food, wine, hospitatlity and farming who use their resources and skills to improve education, nutrition and quality of life in our community.  The women of LDE Miami provide leadership, educational opportunities, career mentorship and scholarships.  Through its signature fundraising events, LDE Miami sponsors agricultural programs in South Florida classrooms and schoolyards, awards scholarships to local young women who are college-bound culinary/ag students and provides kitchen equipment and counseling services to women and children in need.  Miami Dames also teach nutritional and culinary life-lessons as part of its volunteer community services.

Miami Rescue Mission
http://www.miamirescuemission.com/

Affiliation: A homeless rejuvenation that provides housing, furniture, clothing and housing supplies for ET's potentially homeless population. MRM refers program graduates to ET.

 

University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic
http://www.law.miami.edu/clinics/cylc/

Affiliation: Provides mentors and legal support for youth. ET provides training and educational resources for attorneys representing children in dependency court. Mentors are referred to LFCA and GAL, if they would like to be more involved with students. 

Lawyers For Children America
http://www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org/matriarch/default.asp

Provides mentors and legal support for youth. ET provides training and educational resources for attorneys representing children in dependency court. Mentors are referred to LFCA and GAL, if they would like to be more involved with students.

The Florida Department of Children and Families
http://www.myflfamilies.com/

The Florida Department of Children and Families has adopted an integrated approach to programs and services as we work to help improve the lives of individuals and families.

We also offer services that help families on a day-to-day basis. We provide food stamps and temporary cash assistance and determine eligibility for Medicaid. We provide access to substance abuse and mental health treatment and we work with community partners who provide services to families threatened by homelessness and domestic violence.

Pridelines Youth Services
http://www.pridelines.org/

Pridelines Youth Services is dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering South Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in a safe and diverse environment.

 

Our Kids
http://www.ourkids.us/Pages/default.aspx

Our Kids is a Florida non-profit corporation created in response to the need for local control and leadership of our child welfare system. The Florida Department of Children and Families awarded Our Kids a Community Based Care (CBC) Lead Agency status