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Miami Bayside Foundation Extends
Educational Partnership to Breakthrough Miami
MIAMI, FL – The Miami Bayside Foundation recently announced a gift of $50,000 to Breakthrough Miami, an award-winning organization that provides a tuition-free, eight-year academic enrichment program serving motivated students from disadvantaged communities in 5th to 12th grade. The funds will be allocated over the course of five years, $10,000 per year, to programs located in the City of Miami and benefiting the organization’s City of Miami minority students.
Founded in 1986, the Miami Bayside Foundation seeks to stimulate economic development in the City of Miami and provide educational opportunities for minorities who live in the City of Miami. As part of its mission, the recent gift will provide talented students within the city the resources needed to pursue their academic goals.
Recently, the Foundation has made contributions benefiting students at local institutions of higher education such as Miami Dade College, Florida International University and Florida Memorial University. This gift is a first for the organization – as it focuses on college preparatory education.
“Education is one of the most important elements of our mission,” said Nathan Kurland, Chairman. “The foundation of any strong educational policy is to make improvements starting at the primary school level. We are very excited to announce that this gift will help those young students achieve their most ambitious life goals by ensuring the tools they need to move forward.”
Formerly known as Summerbridge Miami, Breakthrough Miami is the largest and most dynamic affiliate of San Francisco-based Breakthrough Collaborative, which has 33 sites nationwide. Today, Breakthrough Miami serves more than 1,000 students from across Miami-Dade County on sites located at five independent schools and one public charter school. Last year, 100 percent of the program’s senior class graduated and 98 percent went on to a competitive 2 or 4 year college or university.
“The generous gift and multi-year commitment to our program by Miami Bayside Foundation makes an important statement about investing in the future of our community,” said Alicia Rodriguez Bower, Executive Director of Breakthrough Miami. “We are truly grateful for their leadership and their support.”
For more information on the Miami Bayside Foundation, call (305) 379-7070, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.miamibaysidefoundation.org.
About Miami Bayside Foundation
The Miami Bayside Foundation, a City of Miami-based non-profit established in 1986, has created and administers a loan program for minority businesses, has established a scholarship fund for minorities studying entrepreneurship and business, and provides technical assistance to community and development organizations in the City of Miami. For more information on the Miami Bayside Foundation, visit www.miamibaysidefoundation.org.