Easter Celebration for Liberty City’s children and families  

District 2 In The Community – School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) is proud to serve as a co-sponsor for the 2017 Easter Basket Giveaway hosted by Omega Power and Praise Ministry at Belafonte TACOLCY Center in Liberty City. Thanks to Pastor Harriette Wilson-Greene and her team for planning this wonderful event for our children and their families. 

Special Thanks to the City of Miami NET Office, Police Department, President T. Willard Fair of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Jessie Trice Community Health Center, and the Home Depot for co-sponsoring and supporting our children. Wishing all of our families a Happy Easter. 

Brownsville Middle Family Fun Fest

District 2 School News – School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) attended the BMS Family Fun Fest held at Brownsville Middle School.  The event included encouraging words from Dr. Bendross-Mindingall, safety presentations from Miami- Dade Police officers, and health tips from John Peavy Community Health Clinic.  Afterwards, the hard working students were treated to a fun-filled day of games, activities, delicious food, and music. Thanks to Principal Ebony Dunn, administration, Children’s Trust CEO James Haj, teachers, staff, and parents for educating our students. 

A Special Thanks to PTA President Ms. Regina Davis for coordinating this event and for your commitment to improving the lives of our children and families. Go Falcons! 

Saluting the Class of 2017 Graduates at D.A. Dorsey Technical College 

District 2 School News – Congratulations to the graduates at D.A. Dorsey Technical College in Liberty City. Thanks to Principal Dr. Angela Thomas-Dupree, administration, teachers, staff, and parents for educating our amazing students. 

We salute all 7 graduates for achieving their academic goals. 

Honoring Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming YOUth at School Board Meeting 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) recognized the Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming YOUth with a proclamation at the April 5th School Board Meeting. 

We salute Mr. Spikes for his service to educating, mentoring, and inspiring our children and families in our community. We look forward to see Mr. Spikes at the Oscars one day soon…

2nd Annual HBCU Symposium “Expanding Our Horizons” at FMU

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was honored to serve as a panelist at the 2nd Annual HBCU Symposium “Expanding Our Horizons” held March 30th at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.  

Special thanks to President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis for hosting this wonderful event at your beautiful campus. Special Shout Out to Mr. Marquise McGriff for founding and convening this educational experience for students attending Miami Northwestern, Turner Tech, and Young Women’s Prep. 

Poinciana Park and Orchard Villa Elementary Students showcase their talents with Miami-Dade Transit

District 2 School News – School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to attend the Miami-Dade County Public Transit Student Poetry Unveiling at Poinciana Park Elementary School. Great job to our talented students attending Poinciana Park and Orchard Villa Elementary Schools for their artistic expressions which will be displayed on a bright yellow transit bus. 

Thanks to Principals Dr. Amrita Prakash and Tony Ullivarri, teachers, parents, school staff, Miami-Dade County, and O Miami for educating our wonderful students. 

90th Anniversary Celebration for Booker T. Washington Senior High 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was excited to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Overtown.  The Celebration began with proclamations presented by local officials to Principal William Aristide and BTW Alumni Association. Soon after, a parade featuring BTW Marching Band, athletes, student leaders, Miami Northwestern and Miami Central Marching Bands, FIU Education Effect and Junkanoos danced and marched through the streets of Overtown. 

Great job to Principal Arisitide, administration, Activities Director Kim Wright, teachers, staff, students, and alumni for organizing a grand celebration. Go Tornadoes! 

Honoring the late Dorothy Height at the Commemorative Stamp Dedication Ceremony in Liberty City 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall (D-2) was honored to co-sponsor the Dorothy Height Commemorative Forever Stamp Dedication Ceremony held at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City on March 14, 2017.

Thanks to the Metropolitan Dade County Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., elected officials, and community for planning and supporting this important event. A Special thanks to the talented Ms. Leia Armbrister, senior at Miami Northwestern Sr. PAVAC, for her stirring rendition of the Negro National Anthem.