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City of Miami Starts New Mentoring Partnership with Take Stock in Children Miami


(Miami, FL January 24, 2017) - City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado will host the official launch of Graduation Coaches.   These coaches are City of Miami employees and residents who will provide one-on-one mentoring to at-risk students at school and Take Stock in Children Miami will provide scholarships for them to attend college. The initiative is based on the Cities of Service Graduation Coaches Blueprint.

Cities of Service, with support from JP Morgan Chase, established a new cohort of Chief Service Officers (CSOs) in three major U.S. cities, including Miami.  As the City's first CSO, Raul Hernandez directs, coordinates, and evaluates the implementation of the City's first comprehensive, service plan that engages citizen volunteers in communities where they can have significant impact.

For more information contact Raul Hernandez at (305) 250-5315 or via email at


Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Take Stock in Children scholarship recipients and mentors



City of Miami's Graduation Coaches Initiative:
An Educational Initiative of the Mayor



Tuesday, Janary 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133


Take Stock in Children Miami provides a unique opportunity for eligible low-income, at risk students, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The program offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors, and hope for a better life.

A national nonprofit organization, Cities of Service helps mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. As of December 2016, the City of Service coalition had 228 member cities in the U.S., and U.K., representing nearly 55 million people in 45 states and more than 10 million people in the U.K.

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