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Tell them we need Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy for Brickell’s K-12 kids

Brickell families and residents, WE NEED YOU! To make our dream of a new Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy all that we hope it can be, we need your input TODAY.
Brickell has quickly become one of Miami’s most rapidly growing areas and a focal point for new businesses, young professionals, and growing families. The growth and transformation of the area has exacerbated the need for a high-quality educational option for the children of the urban core. With options limited an…

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Access to High Quality Schools in Miami’s Urban Core Takes Center Stage

BHA thanks everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Urban Core Education Forum. We could not have accomplished nor had the success we did without your participation.

Community events like the 2nd Annual Urban Core Education Forum are only possible through the generous support of many stakeholders. BHA would like to extend its gratitude to our friends at the Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA) and all the other Urban Core stakeholders who helped make this year’s Education Forum…

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May 31: BHA to focus on Urban Core education needs

Brickell Homeowners Association (BHA), in collaboration with our urban core stakeholder partners, is teaming up with Miami Dade College to host the 2nd Annual Urban Core Education Forum on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, (Building 3, Room 3210), 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

The mission of the Forum is to bring together community leaders, residents, educators, businesses, and other stakeholders to address the state of educ…

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Education Advocacy Update – January 2017

In just the first 30 days 2017 has brought many developments on the education advocacy front. Through the coordinated efforts of BHA and our Urban Core stakeholder partners, the subject of quality education has been front and center both north and south of the Miami River.
 
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Kicking off the New Year (January 5th) with an all-star panel discussion on “Education and Schools in the Edgewater and Downtown” were our friends to the north, BNA. The expe…

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Southside Expansion Update – January 2017

Editor’s Note: The issue of public school alternatives for the Brickell community remains high on the BHA Legislative Agenda as the need to serve Brickell families is acute. This article provides an update on efforts to convert Southside to a K-8 school. (Read background.)
 

Southside PTA representatives Elena Bondarenko and Rebecca Carter

Representatives of the Southside PTA provided the BHA…

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Meeting on Jan. 17 to focus on Brickell charter school

Leaders at Mater Academy, developers of a new charter school for the Brickell area—Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy—have invited BHA to see one of their facilities firsthand and discuss plans for their Brickell school at their January 17 Board Meeting, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Mater Grove Academy. All interested residents are welcome.

Mater Grove is located just off U.S. 1 at 2805 SW 32 Ave., Miami, 33133. (From Brickell, go south on U.S. 1 to 32 Ave, turn right. It’s …

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Southside Expansion Update Winter 2016

Editor’s Note: The issue of public school alternatives for the Brickell community remains high on the BHA Legislative Agenda as the need to serve Brickell families is acute. This article provides an update on efforts to convert Southside to a K-8 school. (Read background.)
 

MDCPS and the City of Miami to expand Southside Elementary School to a K-8 school with a satellite campus for the new upper school located at the site of the City’s Fire Station No. 4. The pl…

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Candidates Forum: “Lively, spirited, informative”

Brickell residents and Downtowners participated in a spirited 2016 Brickell-Downtown Candidates Forum presented by Marten Advisory Group with support from Becker & Poliakoff. Neighbors from the Brickell Homeowners Association and its association partner organizations heard from candidates in the community hall of our hosts, First Presbyterian Church. Michael Gongora served as moderator of the forum, keeping it lively and covering many of the key issues for Brickell and Do…

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Victory! Brickell Avenue is finally 30 mph all the way

After years of advocating for a 30-mph speed limit on Brickell Avenue all the way from the Miami River to Southeast 26th Road, BHA was happy to see the change finally came, just in time for the winter holidays. The 30 mph speed limit signs were installed along the southern portion of Brickell Avenue in December, from SE 15th Road to SE 26th Road, a stretch that was 40 mph until six years ago.

Perhaps 10 miles per hour doesn’t sound like a big deal to those new to the are…

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Donate a Toy for Kids in Need

The Miami Firefighter’s Benevolent Association and Miami Fire-Rescue Department are having their annual toy drive. Brickell neighbors are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages 1 to 7 years old. Drop off at Fire Station #4 by Saturday, December 12. BHA residents are always generous donors and are urged to help once again!

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