Brownsville Civic Neighborhood Association is Honored at November 2016 School Board Meeting

On November 23, 2016, School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to recognize Brownsville Civic Neighborhood Association for their service and work to improve the lives of our Brownsville children and families. 

Thanks to BCNA President Kenneth Kilpatrick and members for their support.

Booker T. Washington Senior students share highlights about their College Tour

District 2 School News: School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) attended the College Aspirations breakfast held at Booker T. Washington Senior High School. With the generous support of The Bayside Foundation, The Education Fund, and BTW Foundation, 47 seniors were able to tour the following Florida universities: (BCU, UCF, FSU, and FAMU). Thanks to Principal William Aristide, adminsitration, teachers, and staff for providing this educational experience for our students. Go Tornadoes! 

Save the Babies Haiti Relief Project

MDCPS Vice-Chair, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall joins the Haitian-American Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort Coalition to remind those that the assistance for Haiti is on-going. “Save the Babies: Haiti Relief Project,” seeks members of the community to donate baby supplies for areas still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew which took place in October. The children in these areas need your assistance and any bit can make a difference. We have partnered up with Man Dodo Foundation, a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization, serving as the fiscal agent for the Haitian American Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort (HAHMRE), a coalition of over 25 South Florida Organizations.

We encourage you during the holidays to pick a few items for these children and share this information throughout your networks.

Baby Items To Be Collected:

  • Special foods (enough for several days)
  • Powdered Formula (enough for several days)
  • Diapers
  • Over the Counter Children Medicines
  • Blankets
  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Baby Wipes
  • Powder
  • Bottles
  • Pacifier
  • Baby Blankets
  • Pediasure and Pedialyte
  • Medicine Dropper
  • Sanitary Napkins NO TAMPONS
  • Individually Wrapped Toilet paper, toilettes, soap, baby wipes, liquid hand sanitizer
  • Childrens’ Clothing
  • Children’s Toys

We will be collecting the following items to be shipped to the most hit areas in Haiti from November 1st to November 30th from 9AM to 5PM at two drop-off location:

School Board Administration Building

Both Entrances of 1450 NE 2nd Ave

Miami, Florida 33132

8:00AM to 6:30PM

Charles Drew Community Center

1775 NW 60th ST

Miami, FL 33142

9:00AM to 4:30PM

Monetary donations to support the mission trip can be given to Man Dodo Foundation at

For more information, please call (305) 995-2311


Character Day at Liberty City Elementary School 

District 2 School News: School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) joins community leaders for Character Reading Day at Liberty City Elementary School.

Thanks to Principal Dr. Orna Campbell, administration, teachers, staff, Ms. Sharron Henley, the Circle of Brotherhood, and community for educating our wonderful students.

Visiting IPREP Academy for Hispanic Heritage Celebration

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) visited the PLC students at IPrep Academy during their Hispanic Heritage celebration. Dr. Bendross-Mindingall also welcomed School Board officials and leaders from across the country who arrived in Miami to attend the County of Great City Schools 60th Conference. 

    State of the District 2 Address – A Tremendous SUCCESS!

    State of the District 2 Address hosted by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was held September 29th at William H. Turner Tech Arts Senior High School. The informative event included musical performances by Miami Central and Miami Northwestern Marching Bands, a talented Turner Tech soloist, and a panel of M-DCPS District Administrators!  

    It was a tremendous success! Thanks to our District 2 Principals, M-DCPS District Administrators, teachers, parents, staff, and community for attending this important event. 

    We hope you were educated, informed and inspired to support our students and schools. 

    State of District 2 Address

    WHO: MDCPS Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

    WHAT: State of District 2 Address

    WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016

    WHERE: William H. Turner Technical Arts High School (Auditorium), 10151 NW 19TH Avenue, Miami, FL 33147

    TIME: 5:30 pm

    Join us as provide critical information about our District 2 Schools!

    If you have any questions, please contact the District 2 Office at 305.995.2311, or email us at