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Four high school girls who are currently homeless and have high career aspirations in nutrition, computer engineering, the culinary arts and fashion merchandising got a helping hand on Friday.
The 13th Annual Illuminations Gala, in celebration of the 100,000 Faces of Chapman Partnership was held on Saturday, November 1 at JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS MIAMI. The Gala co-chairmen were Susan Kahn, Lani Kahn Drody, Norma Quintero and Alessandra Quintero and Laurie Jennings was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
A 2011 survey of young patrons found about 45 percent reported having no online access at home. Estimates by the nonprofit group EveryoneOn that 35 percent of Miami-Dade’s households lack an Internet connection, given the county’s poverty rate.
Helping the homeless was an idea that Alvah Herman Chapman Jr. had a year before Hurricane Andrew devastated neighborhoods in Miami-Dade. He had finished a religious workshop that he said intensified his sense of compassion.
Bring your four-legged furry friend out to The Ultimate Pooch Party Dog Walk and Donation Drive for a morning of fun activities to raise money, spread awareness and donate items for the Chapman Partnership’s Dog Kennel. The event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Chapman Partnership South Center.
Seven months ago, Mohamad Chikh Omar and his three children landed in Miami, thousands of miles away from the shooting, sniper fire and bombs buzzing overhead in his Syrian homeland. They didn’t have a place to stay. They spoke very little English. They spent the first two days at an airport hotel, then returned to the airport, where they slept for two nights. By the third day, an airport employee who spoke Arabic noticed the family and directed them to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. From there, they were taken to the Chapman Partnership’s homeless assistance center in Homestead.
Miami-Dade County’s 2015 Teacher of the Year Myrna Betancourt, an adult vocational teacher and chef with South Dade Education Center, was surprised with the Magic of Giving Award at the 2015 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year awards gala.
Chapman Partnership Womenade, junto con Madeleine Kirsh de C. Madeleine’s, Danny Santiago y Raquel Watters de Rik Rak Salon, acogió la quinta entrega anual del desfile de modas y almuerzo “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” en el Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.