To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students.
To extend the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season over the next three years and to elevate the level of programming
To expose new audiences to great music, the University of Miami will create a community engagement program featuring its Henry Mancini Institute's multigenre orchestra.
To improve student achievement in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by delivering leadership training for principals and other administrators assigned to underperforming, "fragile" schools
To create "O, Miami", the city's first, world-class poetry festival and the first festival of its kind in the country
To support earthquake relief efforts in Miami's Haitian community through three distinct initiatives: Community Support and Counseling, Census Outreach and Naturalization Outreach
To continue to elevate classical programming in the community and to fulfill Knight's commitment to sponsoring last season's John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season, inaugurated in 2009-10
To support a major media campaign to increase awareness among South Florida residents about their local Miami City Ballet (MCB), one of the nation's leading ballet companies
The city of Miami Beach will inspire and bring South Florida together with a third Sleepless Night festival featuring indoor and outdoor art and performances across Miami Beach. The 13-hour festival, to be observed at the end of daylight saving time 2011, will feature more than 150 performances, exhibits and cultural events at more than 80 locations, including five outdoor stages. As many as 150,000 attendees are expected to share a newfound sense of community as they mingle and experience the work of 300 artists. The festival also aims to stimulate tourism and the local economy by attracting crowds to the city.
To increase high school graduation rates and college access for at least 90 African American male students by extending the Student African American Brotherhood's network to high schools in Akron, Macon, and Miami
To implement an initiative comprised of alumni career services, a mentoring circle and an internship experience, designed to enhance the professional development and networks of Florida International University (F.I.U.) graduates
To explore innovative architecture, DawnTown will sponsor an annual architectural contest resulting in the creation of a temporary structure.