social services http://wlrn.org en Test Your Knowledge: What Is Philanthropy? http://wlrn.org/post/test-your-knowledge-what-philanthropy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday is </span><a href="http://miamifoundation.org/givemiamiday" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Give Miami Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It was established last year by the Miami Foundation to encourage donations to local non-profits. Their idea is to establish a culture of giving in Miami. But what counts as charitable giving?</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:49:43 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23918 at http://wlrn.org Test Your Knowledge: What Is Philanthropy? How People In South Florida Live On $4 A Day In Food Stamps http://wlrn.org/post/how-people-south-florida-live-4-day-food-stamps <p><span style="line-height: 1.15; ">Florida is among the top 10 states with the largest share of its population relying on food stamps. Nearly 20 percent of the state requires assistance. However, with federal cuts to the program likely, many could find it even more difficult in South Florida, where the cost of food is above the national average.</span></p><p>Just over a year ago, Miranda Childe was an assistant professor in English at Miami-Dade College. But due in part to funding cuts at state colleges, she suddenly found herself out of work.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:33:35 +0000 Rachel Morello 21188 at http://wlrn.org How People In South Florida Live On $4 A Day In Food Stamps At DCF, An Untold Epidemic Of Abuse, Neglect And Death http://wlrn.org/post/dcf-untold-epidemic-abuse-neglect-and-death <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">On the day before she died, Jewel </span>Re’nee<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> Howard sat on the porch, in her grandmother’s lap, having her hair twisted into ponytails made pretty with pink and purple beads. She played outside the home with neighborhood children, ate noodles, talked and giggled, as she had so many days before, about her dream of becoming a princess.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:23:47 +0000 Carol Marbin Miller & Audra D.S. Burch 19249 at http://wlrn.org At DCF, An Untold Epidemic Of Abuse, Neglect And Death Miami-Dade Taps Faith-Based Groups For A Bigger, Better Social Safety Net http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-taps-faith-based-groups-bigger-better-social-safety-net <p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is reaching&nbsp; out to religious groups to forge a social safety net that would be bigger and better than public or private sectors could achieve on their own.</p><p>Plans for the <a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/engage305/">Engage305</a> project were announced Wednesday at a conference at Miami Dade College.</p><p>The main infrastructure of Engage305, according to Gimenez aide Lisa Martinez, will be a soon-to-launch county website where religious groups can create an on-line, faith-based network to deal cooperatively with social issues.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:58:16 +0000 Rick Stone 15299 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Taps Faith-Based Groups For A Bigger, Better Social Safety Net