Vets for Success
Employment Skills – Training Program
Vets for Success is a new employment skills and job readiness training program launched by Suited for Success in 2017. It is designed to provide educational and vocational opportunities for underserved members and military veterans of South Florida.
By preparing individuals to retain gainful employment, Suited for Success and their program Vets for Success increase individuals’ ability to secure permanent housing, reduce dependence on public assistance, increase financial stability and self-esteem, and propel individuals to economic self-sufficiency.
Year End party
Andres Althabe, BNA president, and Sue Nelson, BNA Board member, attended year-end party with Carolina Pappe, President of Habitare International Realty.
BNA and Miami Police Have Lunch with homeless Women and Children
This year has brought devastating news for many of the shelters at a time when there is a surge of homelessness in cities across the country. The homeless population in cities like New York is near an all-time high.
Well established shelters in many states, including Camillus House in Miami, had their grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) drastically reduced or taken away.
What changed at HUD? Not their budget that actually had a five percent increase in 2016. There is a change in policy: “housing first” means most of the funds go to permanent housing at the expense of traditional shelters.
With this policy many will stay on the streets.
BNA-Cerverva Party at Missoni Baia Sales Office
On September 19th, Biscayne Neighborhoods Association (BNA) hosted a cocktail party event in the Missoni Baia sales center to highlight the transformations happening in Edgewater. Alicia Cervera from Cervera Realty opened the presentations. Jeremy Gauger, Vice President of Arquitectonica gave a presentation on the Baywalk.
City of Miami Commissioners Ken Russell and Francis Suarez and Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez joined President of BNA Andres Althabe and members of the community to celebrate the growing neighborhood.
Paul Kaplan, Gail Feldman (BHA president) Bill Mathisen (BNA founder) Commissioner Ken Russell and Alicia Cervera
Henry Dow (CEO Water Restoration), Ary Perez (Hotwire Communications) & Lorenzo Rossi (Hotwire Communications)
August 3 Clothing Drive
The clothing drive, organized by BNA and Victor Williams, Special Agent of the Human Trafficking Task Force, benefitted the homeless and victims of human trafficking at Camillus House was a real success.
We thank the Blue Condominium, Charter Club, Biscayne 21, Cite Condominium, South Tower of Quantum on the Bay.and individuals such as Barbara Sweet that came to Margaret Pace Park where the Camillus House truck was parked until it was full.
Barbara is a crime prevention officer from the Miami Police Department, and she is involved in every event that benefits the community and especially everybody in need.
Special thanks to Palm Bay Condominium who participated even though they are not BNA members but wanted to be part of helping those less fortunate.
Camillus House Clothing Drive
May 19 Meeting
Our recent meeting was well attended. We had excellent presentations by City Commissioners Ken Russell and Francis Suarez, met the new Omni CRA Executive Director Jason Walker, and had an extensive presentation by FDOT about the changes coming to Biscayne Blvd.
Thanks to Bill Worall and FirstService for providing the food and beverages for our meeting.
BNA General Member Meeting – May 19, 2016
February 29 Venetian Causeway Reopens!
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the WEST VENETIAN BASCULE BRIDGE was held on February 29.
Alina T. Hudak, Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County; Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works; Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County; Honorable Audrey M. Edmonson, Board of County Commissioners, District 3; and Honorable Sally A. Heyman, Board of County Commissioners, District 4.
February 18 BNA Residents General Meeting
More than 150 residents and other interested parties attended this informative meeting. Speakers included City Commissioners Ken Russell and Francis Suarez, Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, and Donald Lutton Superintendent of Operations Department of Parks and Recreation.
BNA Residents General Meeting – February 18, 2016
November 14 Coastal Cleanup
Volunteers and volunteercleanup.org work together to cleaning up coastal area of Margaret Pace Park.
Coastal Cleanup – November 14
November 10 BNA Legislative Update
The Legislative Update, held at Miami-Dade University, Wolfson Campus, was a great opportunity to hear from our representatives about timely issues affecting our members.
Nov 10 Legislative Update
August 26 Meeting
Our recent meeting was well attended by concerned members, as well as city officials:
August 26 Meeting
Park Clean Up – September 19
We thank all our volunteers for helping clean up the park for everyone!
Sept 19 Park Clean Up
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