City Year Miami Inaugural Legal Minds Power Breakfast 11/3/11

City Year Miami to host inaugural Legal Minds Power Breakfast to address school dropout crisis.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 8:00am
Robert & Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center
University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Engaging legal community leaders to discuss the importance of investing in education and how they can partner with City Year to make a difference in the lives of students.

City Year Miami’s 1st Annual Legal Minds Power Breakfast is an opportunity to connect and inform the legal community leaders in attendance about the great work City Year is doing to keep our students in school and on track to prepare them for college.

Crystal Connor, Esq., Jaret Davis, Esq., and Marlene Quintana, Esq., will co-chair the inaugural event. Saif Ishoof, Esq., Executive Director of City Year Miami, will explain the education crisis and how City Year makes a difference. The keynote address will be given by Javier Soto, Esq., CEO of the Miami Foundation. Finally, the first Starfish Award, honoring a legal community leader for his efforts to make a difference in the community, will be awarded to John Kozyak, Esq., founder of the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation.

More than 150 in-house counsels, private practice lawyers, and other members of the legal community are expected to attend to learn more about City Year’s work helping students and schools succeed.

The event gives the Miami legal community the opportunity to hear from peers about the importance of building the community and investing in programs like City Year that are making a difference.

City Year Miami was launched in the fall of 2008 as a way to support the Miami-Dade Public School System in its efforts to help youth succeed in school and realize their potential. Since its inception, City Year Miami has worked to create and implement innovative solutions for the most pressing issues facing Miami-Dade County school children. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities.

Through City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child service model, corps members are able to help improve student attendance, behavior and coursework. City Year corps members also engage community members, corporate partners and civic leaders in physical service projects to create solutions for community problems.

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