Lotus House

11 Aug MIAMI FELLOWS: “IF YOU HAVE A DEEP LOVE FOR THE 305, APPLY”

As The Miami Foundation gears up for the next Miami Fellows class, I can’t help but chuckle at the stream of memories from my circa-2016 vantage point. At the time, I was filled with doubt about applying: what if the program wasn’t right for me? What if I didn’t make the cut? What if I became too overwhelmed with work to give it my all? Now, having just completed the program, I’m quick to share the application link and chat with anyone that’s interested. My mantra: “If you have a deep love for the 305, apply.”
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28 Aug MY MIAMI STORY CONVERSATIONS TO BRING THOUSANDS TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT COMMON LOCAL EXPERIENCES ON OCTOBER 17

As communities across the nation grapple with an inflammatory racial and political climate, there is an increased need for spaces where people can find common ground through shared experiences and open dialogue. That’s a main driver behind The Miami Foundation’s My Miami Story conversations, an...
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Marlon Hill with Miami Fellows Class 9

17 Jul IMMIGRANT, MIAMI FELLOW, CIVIC LEADER: MY STORY

My Miami story is that of a young kid from Kingston, Jamaica who tries to find his way, understand a new culture, and eventually settle in to find a purpose. It is one about assimilating, acclimating and integrating into the new community –and making a contribution that is exponential. After returning to Miami from law school at Florida State University, I knew that I wanted to continue working with students of immigrant descent, especially those from the Caribbean. I was looking for ways to get more deeply connected with the community, and I heard about an emerging leadership program called the Miami Fellows at The Miami Foundation.
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Marika Lynch Family

14 Jul “WHY I’LL LIVE IN MIAMI FOREVER”

The newly established Miami Forever Fund will be a permanent endowment, allowing passionate Miamians to provide tactical resources for innovation and solutions to the known challenges of today and those of tomorrow we can’t yet foresee. Miami Fellows alum Marika Lynch and husband Adrian Villaraos were...
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