Touching Miami with Love Annual Report
Fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
A Letter from our CEO
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful group of children, youth, staff, volunteers, parents, supporters, and donors as part of our ever-growing TML Family. Thanks to all for making this another great fiscal year.
Our gratefulness for your support shows throughout this report. Each of the highlights, accomplishments, adventures, and learning wouldn’t be possible without each of you!
We look towards even more great things happening in Overtown and West Homestead Site. Our students achievements are not just ours to celebrate. They are yours. Thank you for being a part of the TML family!
Jason Pittman, MSW, MDiv
To see children and youth inspired, educated, and empowered to reach their full potential.
Children (K- 5th grade) and Youth (6th-12th grade)
To provide high-quality, year-long, out of school programming designed to meet spiritual, educational and social-emotional needs.
Each of the neighborhoods served by Touching Miami with Love has a unique history. Read on the history of two target communities of Overtown and West Homestead.
Overtown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Miami, dating back to 1890. A historically African-American community, Overtown has a rich history and a strong sense of community pride despite harsh economic realities.
West Homestead is on the western edge of the city of Homestead, the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew passed directly through Homestead and at the time was the most destructive hurricane in US history.
” If your actions Inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. “
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Sharing God’s love as we support the spiritual development of children and youth.
Our youth took part once again in the 30 Hour Hunger Famine sponsored by World Hunger Relief raising awareness, funds, and volunteering.
Our youth took care of God’s earth by participating in several beach clean-up days across Miami.
The youth spent time serving the homeless in community outreach projects.
Children & Youth in Weekly Devo Time
Number of Children's One-on-One This Year Discussing Issues of Faith
Number of Youth Attending OASIS Camp, a spiritually enriching camp hosted by our partner, Branches
Number of Youth One-on-One Discussing Issues of Faith
“Ms. Amanda we have to shine bright because if we don’t shine bright…others won’t be able to see Jesus as much.”
Key Partners helping us inspire children and youth with God’s love
helpings students succeed academically in partnership with our local schools
Reading Interventionists: working with students to improve reading skills
Number of hours interventionists spend with students each year
Children Who Improved Reading
Partnership at Work!
Florida International University Reading Explorers Program in partnership with Nova Southeastern University offers services funded by The Children’s Trust to providers like Touching Miami with Love. Reading Explorer instructors provide foundational reading and reading comprehension instruction for children. We’re grateful for their work with our students at both sites in the summer to help students improve their reading skills.
Number of summer students sessions at both sites
Number of hours academic support is available to middle and high school a year
Students graduating on time active in our program
“I love the fact that TML staff takes the time out to collaborate with us to find out the specific needs of the student enrolled in their program so that they can further work with them in the afternoon. The in-school support that TML offers is also a great help and shows that they have a vested interest in ensuring the students are successful. It paints a picture for the students, shows that we have the same goal for them. TML also assists us with making contact with parents that we might not be able to reach. This is a great help because parent involvement is key.”
Key Partners help us Educate our children and youth
Social-emotional learning, service learning & mission trips, summer internships, and empowering community outreach projects
Children who improved Social-Emotional learning
Overtown Youth Improving the Life Skill of Communicating
Overtown Youth Who Improved Career Readiness
2016 Summer Youth Interns serving 20 hours a week in Overtown and West Homestead
Youth dinner meals served at both sites
Our youth have taken mission trips to South Venice, Tampa, and Daytona this year. Youth from both sites participated in World Hunger Relief’s 30 Hour Famine and Overtown youth took part in weekly service projects every week of summer programming.
Number of service projects youth participated in this year
Overtown Weekly Summer Community Cookouts
1,050 individuals in Summer 2016
Back to Back
400 Backpacks distributed and Loads of School Supplies in 2016
The Christmas Store
220 Children Served Christmas 2016
Overtown & West Homestead youth that hiked for a week in the mountains with our partners at Big City Mountaineers
” Results from multiple studies estimate that approximately 10 percent of young children suffer from emotional and behavioral challenges that impair their ability to learn, with the incidence among economically disadvantaged young children two or three times as high as their more affluent peers. “
Key Partners helping us Empower our children and youth
Income & Expenses Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Annual Budget $1,800,900
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Overtown Site: 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
West Homestead Site: 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33101
For all mailing to either site please use: P.O. Box 01-3279, Miami, FL 33101