Kevin Spacey’s jobs are drying up amid his sexual harassment scandal. He lost his role on ‘House of Cards’ and in the film ‘All the Money in the World.’ Now, Best Buddies International, a major Miami charity started by the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, terminated him as global ambassador.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove helped sponsor the resettlement of a refugee from Iran who spent nearly three years in Turkey waiting to come to the United States. He’s thriving and the church couldn’t be happier.
The U.S. is projected to face a shortage of 1 million employees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by 2022,. These groups are helping to fill the gap by teaching kids coding skills.
Over her 78 years, Russie Tighe has been a teacher, coach and mentor to young women trying to give them the gift of sports equality. She’s also the organizer of Delta Psi Kappa’s high school scholarship program.
Habitat for Humanity, Broward Housing Solutions and Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade help residents in need with buying a home or repairing an existing one. Programs help low-income residents, the mentally ill, people with disabilities and veterans.
Kenasha Paul, president of FIU’s Black Alumni Association, worked with the university to create a conference to provide African-American professionals with career development tools and networking opportunities.
United Way’s millennial group, LINC, is adding social media and fun to help the community. After Irma, the group climbed 14 flights of stairs to deliver food to elderly residents trapped in their apartments with no power.
Jaye Huber, a banker with Bank of America, has played a major role with the Women’s Advisory Board for the Health Information Project, which teaches high school students about health, drugs and sexual issues.
Oliver Stern, 17, of Miami Beach became the only person in Florida, and one of 15 nationwide, to receive the 2017 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, which awards $36,000 to teens dedicated to social good and volunteer service.