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A Kindness Movement (Claudia Grillo, United Way of Miami-Dade)

Perfecting kindness, an admirable goal for each of us. I'm working on it. When I think about it, there are examples of kindness all around me. My favorite kindness is the surprising variety. It usually arrives in the form of a look, a few words, time given, the simplest of actions. Some mornings I take [...]

2017-05-09T11:58:44+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on A Kindness Movement (Claudia Grillo, United Way of Miami-Dade)

The Joy of Connecting (Better Late Than Never) (Naomi Ross, Celebrate Diversity Miami)

I often attribute my passion for creating connections between and with people to a childhood that lacked them. As the only child of a caring, but protective single mom, my mother ultimately decided upon the friends and family I was allowed to develop bonds with, which meant I didn’t fully develop a natural ability to [...]

2017-05-02T16:34:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Joy of Connecting (Better Late Than Never) (Naomi Ross, Celebrate Diversity Miami)

You can’t hate someone whose story you know (Roberta Shevin, MCCJ)

To say I am excited about THE 10 DAYS OF CONNECTION is a major understatement. At MCCJ, our motto is, “You can’t hate someone whose story you know.” Personally, I have a long-held belief that gathering people who are different together over a meal to share their stories can be magical. Through my work at [...]

2017-04-25T17:36:24+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on You can’t hate someone whose story you know (Roberta Shevin, MCCJ)

A Miami Boy’s Case for Connecting the City (Matthew Beatty, The Miami Foundation)

Nothing reveals more about you than your story – the sum total of past experiences that shape who you are and what you care about. My story is one defined by a love for Miami. I was born and raised in the Upper Eastside (yes, we natives DO exist), and can still remember the shock [...]

2017-05-05T15:52:36+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Blog Post|Comments Off on A Miami Boy’s Case for Connecting the City (Matthew Beatty, The Miami Foundation)