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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 a reality, we need your help 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 and thousands of s…

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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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Mater Brickell Academy Update

BHA was honored to have held its first “Off-Brickell” meeting/event early the New Year at Mater Grove Academy. Leaders at Mater Academy, developers of a new charter school for the Brickell area—Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy—generously hosted our BHA board meeting in January (17th) to see one of their facilities firsthand and discuss plans for their Brickell school.

BHA board members Ernesto Cuesta …

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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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Where It All Began: Heritage Tourism Visitors Center in the Middle of Metropolis

Dade Heritage Trust, in the heart of Brickell, is Miami’s largest historic preservation organization, with a mission to preserve Miami-Dade County’s architectural, cultural and environmental heritage. Housed in a one-story, wood frame building that was the original 1905 office of Dr. James Jackson, the organization, under the leadership of new Executive Director Christine Rupp, is anxious to build relationships with the residents, visitors and businesses of Brickell.



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The Underline Moving on a Steady Path

Special to BHA News by Meg Daly – It may have been summertime, but Friends of The Underline didn’t take a vacation. That’s probably why The Underline is the fastest-moving project of its scope in the country!

Since we incorporated in January 2014 as a 501C3 non-profit, we have hit many major milestones in record time. With the support of the University of Miami School of Architecture, we completed two design studios in 2014 which paved the way for the beginning of ou…

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