Legacy Green Empowerment Program

"32 Strong Graduate"

In the Spring, the Institute for Community Collaboration launched the Legacy Green Empowerment Program with funding from JOBS for LOW Income Individuals, under the U.S. Health and Human Services, Administration for Families and Children, Office of Community Services. The Legacy Program enrolled 32 low-income and unemployed individuals from Coconut Grove, Liberty City, Miami, and Opa-locka to learn horticulture under a Master Gardener and culinary arts under a Master Chef over a 20-week classroom and on-the-job training course.

On August 17, 2010, “32 Strong” graduated from the Program at a reception dinner at the Church of the Open Door in Liberty City. All 32 Strong graduates will begin assigned full-time positions in the gardening and culinary arts field in September. On August 24, 2010, the Legacy Program held a Meet and Greet luncheon at the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) offices to bring together community organizers, organizations, and the Legacy team members of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The Legacy Program intends to expand its initiatives to Broward County this Fall.

For additional information on the Legacy Program, please contact Karen Hamilton of Council staff at bcambric@sfrpc.com or http://www.sfrpc.com/Legacy.htm.


Just Stand

When the world you are living in seems not to understand
When you want to give up and go back to your old ways

When things seem like they are not getting any better than the way they used to be
You just stand against the odds and be the best you can be.

When the roads ahead are long and the hills seem too high to climb
You just stand against the test of time.

Never allow anyone or anything to get you down
You just stand and allow God to deliver your golden crown.

Stand and allow no one to deprive you of your good
For all things work together for the father who is truly good.

So stand against the time and never, ever give in
Just stand for you are a survivor and you can and will WIN.