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by ribenitez
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Can Anything Good Come Out the Hood 06/26/10
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Can Anything Good Come Out the Hood 06/26/10

This past Saturday we had the opportunity to hand out resources at the 5th Annual Can Anything Good Come Out the Hood festival in Liberty City. At the following link you can see some photos from last year's event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJUklugq3hU . Aside from numerous resource tables avail...
by ribenitez
Thu May 13, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: The Children's Trust 2010 Family Expo
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Views: 6305

The Children's Trust 2010 Family Expo

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of attending The Children's Trust 2010 Family Expo. Thousands of people mostly families came out to learn more about educational, health and social services existing within Miami-Dade County. Read the full story from the Miami Herald here: The Children's Trust ...
by ribenitez
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Sexual Assault Awareness Family Fun Festival 04/24/10
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Views: 6564

Sexual Assault Awareness Family Fun Festival 04/24/10

This past weekend we had the opportunity to participate in the Sexual Assault Awareness Family Fun Festival at Amelia Earhardt Park in Hialeah. On hand for the over 500 festival goers there were food, drinks, music, activities for the kids and prizes were raffled. It was a unique opportunity for us ...
by ribenitez
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 03/25/10
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Views: 6027

Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 03/25/10

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to facilitate a training on Problem Compulsive Gambling and recent events to some professionals within the substance abuse and treatment sector. One thing that I kept bringing to the forefront of the training is the amount of violence present in some of incidents ...
by ribenitez
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Teenager Shot And Killed Over Dice Game
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Views: 11193

Teenager Shot And Killed Over Dice Game

MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) ― Tiffani Helberg Reporting A 17-year-old Miami Gardens teenager is dead after he was shot over a dice game Saturday night at Miami Carol City Park. Police say an argument started around the game and one person began shooting. Ladarius Frazer died on the scene. His relatives arr...
by ribenitez
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: NPGAW
Topic: 20th Annual Asian Culture Festival 6-7 March 2010
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Views: 5669

20th Annual Asian Culture Festival 6-7 March 2010

This past weekend, our Organization had the opportunity to participate in the 20th Annual Asian Culture Festival in Homestead. On hand were numerous vendors and community organizations. We had a great space where thousands of people passed by and were able to take advantage of the many different mat...
by ribenitez
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Health Fair @ MDC Medical 02/20/10
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Views: 6202

Community Health Fair @ MDC Medical 02/20/10

This past weekend we had the opportunity to participate in the Miami-Dade College Medical Campus Community Health Fair. It was a really well attended event on the part of not only the public but organizations within the health services field. Our organization, The Miami Coalition, had on display sev...
by ribenitez
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Gambling Addiction and You Training @ MDC Juvenile Detention
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Views: 7224

Gambling Addiction and You Training @ MDC Juvenile Detention

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to facilitate a problem compulsive gambling addiction training at the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Justice Detention Center. Most of the youths were repeat offenders and had multiple incidents in their life where they engaged in gambling and other forms of addic...
by ribenitez
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Arenas suspended indefinitely
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Views: 6950

Arenas suspended indefinitely

NEW YORK -- Gilbert Arenas tried joking about his gun trouble. NBA commissioner David Stern found none of it funny. Arenas was suspended indefinitely without pay Wednesday by Stern, who determined the player's behavior made him "not currently fit to take the court." Gilbert Arenas apologized after h...
by ribenitez
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Children's Holiday Event @ MDC North 12/12/09
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Views: 44475

Children's Holiday Event @ MDC North 12/12/09

This past Saturday, we had the opportunity to participate in Miami-Dade College's Children's Holiday Event at the North Campus. The holiday village featured snow, live music and performances, readings with Mrs. Claus, arts and crafts, games, exhibits, and food. The guest of honor, Santa, arrived at ...
by ribenitez
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 12/04/09
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Views: 43338

Problem Compulsive Gambling Training 12/04/09

On Friday the 4th of December I facilitated a Problem Compulsive Gambling Awareness Training to the Public Allies 2010 Class at the Peace Education Building in Miami. Public Allies is an AmeriCorps national program concerned with growing organic leadership within communities. Allys are selected, mat...
by ribenitez
Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Family Safety Net Partnership Ribbon Cutting Event LC
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Views: 45749

Family Safety Net Partnership Ribbon Cutting Event LC

Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the City of Miami Family Safety Net Partnership. This agreement between Miami-Dade County, City of Miami Police Departments and New Horizons Comprehensive Treatment Center serves to provide interventionist strategies...
by ribenitez
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Stop the Violence" Students on Prevention in Libe
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Views: 42953

"Stop the Violence" Students on Prevention in Libe

On the 17th of November, Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit the Miami-Dade College Carrie Meek Center in Liberty City. I was invited by the Student Government Association for North Campus and the Miami-Dade Violence Intervention Project. It was a great opportunity to have materials on Problem Co...
by ribenitez
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lawyer: Ex-NBA star working on Las Vegas debt case
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Views: 42194

Lawyer: Ex-NBA star working on Las Vegas debt case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS -- Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker's lawyer says he's trying to resolve criminal charges stemming from more than $800,000 in gambling debts to three Las Vegas casinos. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson on Thursday gave attorney Jonathan Powell...
by ribenitez
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: South Florida racinos get green light for video blackjack
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Views: 42385

South Florida racinos get green light for video blackjack

South Florida parimutuels received state approval for virtual blackjack, an electronic version of the popular card game in which players place bets around a video terminal. BY NICK SORTAL SUN SENTINEL "The machines got the OK because players compete individually against the dealer and work off of wh...