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Miami Dade College to Host Summit on Hispanic Children, Families, and Communities in Miami-Dade County, May 9

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Summit of Hispanic Children, Families, & Children 5/9/2013

Miami, April 23, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) will host an in-depth conversation with federal officials and local leaders to generate community-grown solutions that ensure children, youth, and their families are safe, healthy, and active in their community. The Summit on Hispanic Children, Families, and Communities in Miami-Dade County, in collaboration with ConnectFamilias, will take place at the InterAmerican Campus Thursday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 3103.

The forum will include workshops and round-table discussions to reach out to overlooked, disenfranchised Hispanic communities that have not been part of the National conversation. The Hispanic Summit will also study the areas of family and community safety, early childhood development, health and wellness, emotional and behavioral health, and education and career pathways, to ensure Hispanic children have the best opportunities to achieve their maximum potential.

Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker.

MDC to Host Hispanic Summit

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC InterAmerican Campus 627 SW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33132
  • COST: free

Registration is required for this free event, open to the public. To RSVP, and obtain more information on the Hispanic Summit, contact Dr. Lourdes Perez, Dean of Students, Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus (305) 237-6001.


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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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