The mission of the Miami-Dade Coalition for Community Education (MDCCE) is to strengthen our Community Schools by serving as advocates whose sole purpose is to promote all the endless benefits of Community Schools and Community Education for students of all ages.
The MDCCE was approved in 1990 as a direct support organization of the public school system, supporting the collaboration between school and community to address the educational, health, social and economic needs of our neighborhoods, and to promote programs and classes that meet those needs.
Community Schools afford opportunities for all generations by offering programs that address basic everyday needs, such as health and childcare, thus minimizing the destructive forces of stress within the families. Today, more parents than ever work outside the home, and many struggle to secure adequate after-school care for their children (U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, 1998; U.S. Department of Education 2000). Therefore, Community Schools offer an array of classes during non-traditional school hours, including before and after school hours, nights, weekends and even holidays.
Community Schools not only serve the community; they build community. Each individual Community School delivers programs and classes, such as art, music, dance, recreation, technology education, literacy, tutorial, and so much more. When people feel valued by their school, they reciprocate by supporting that school and school system. Community Education is a win/win situation!
The Coalition supports this mission by providing events throughout the year that promote students’ individual talents through community outreach events, publications, scholarships, and sponsorships.
The Coalition encourages businesses, health services, governmental and social agencies, civic organizations and other non-profit organizations to be active participants in developing resources and partnerships that benefit lifelong learning. To become a member of the Miami-Dade Coalition for Community Education please link on Membership Form or contact Ms. Josie Romero, MDCCE Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami-Dade Coalition for Community Education is qualified to raise funds as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Contributions are tax deductible.