Miami Dade College and Area Hotels Providing Jobs Pipeline for Homeless

With the number of homeless individuals in our community reaching record numbers, it’s great to share with BHA residents some positive news. We salute and support the work of our members, neighbors and partners who are helping our community’s homeless with job training and employment through the Hospitality Institute.

The Hospitality Institute is a program of the Miami International Hospitality Center at Miami Dade College. It was established to connect Miami’s inner city residents with job opportunities in the local hospitality and tourism industry through job readiness and customer service training. Since its inception in 2007, The Hospitality Institute has provided training and job placement assistance to thousands of participants.

The Hospitality Institute is currently located in Overtown, and plans are underway to expand the program to serve residents in other areas of Miami-Dade County.
Hotels in Downtown and Brickell are part of the program pipeline by providing jobs to program graduates. With Miami Dade College, Marriott and Four Seasons involved, quality is assured! Hat’s off to all for this positive program for some of our community’s most disenfranchised individuals. •