I AM LIBERTY CITY
WHY LIBERTY CITY?
IMPACT OF POVERTY
- Poverty has a universal impact, affecting children at home, in school, and in their communities.
- Poverty is linked to substandard housing, homelessness, inadequate nutrition and food insecurity, inadequate childcare, lack of access to health care, unsafe neighborhoods, and under-resourced schools.
- Poorer children and youth are also at greater risk for poor academic achievement, school dropout, abuse and neglect, behavioral and socio-emotional problems, physical health problems, and developmental delays.
ADULTS IN LIBERTY CITY
- Have an average unemployment rate of 13.4% compared to the national average of 5%
- Have a high school graduation rate of less than 45%
- Have a college graduation rate of 8.2% compared to the national average of 30.1%
- Have a neighborhood per capita income lower than 97% of other U.S. neighborhoods
AT-RISK CHILDREN & TEENS
- 25% more likely to drop out of school
- 40% more likely to become a teen parent
- 50% more likely to be placed in special education
- 60% more likely to never attend college
- 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime
We are looking for a few good people. Miami Children's Initiative is hiring and looking for candidates in the following areas:
- Program Managers
- Community Advocates
- Security Personnel
- Program Coordinators
If you you have a positive attitude and want to join a team that makes a difference in an under-serviced community, click the button below and submit your application.