Saluting our Graduating Seniors with the Womens Motorcycle Association Network

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to recognize our graduating seniors at the 2nd Annual Trunk Party hosted by the Women’s Motorcycle Association Network. 

We salute you all on your academic achievements. Thanks to Metris Batts-Coley, Women’s Motorcycle Association members, Defenders MC, parents and community for supporting our wonderful students. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

National Kickoff of Don’t Take My Life, Let Me Live Initiative in Liberty City

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to join Pastor Gaston E. Smith, State Representative Kionne McGhee (D-117) , State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109), School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon (D-1), Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez (D-4), UTD President Karla Hernandez Mats, Mr. Terry Wright, and Don’t Take My Life Let me Live supporters at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City. 

Thanks to Commissioner Suarez for presenting a $20,000 check to Mr. Wright to expand his initiative “The Eyes of God” throughout our community. Let’s honor Black History and declare an End to senseless gun violence towards our precious children. “We’re painting the City Yellow, because we’re tired of seeing Red…” 

Saving Lives at No More Broken Hearts – Domestic Violence Workshop 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) hosted another successful No More Broken Hearts Domestic Violence Workshop today at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School. Thanks to our MC Benjamin Evans, Moderator Director Lucia Davis-Raiford, Panelists: Judge Rodney Smith, Chief Therese Homer, Ms. Belkis Amaroa, Ms. Venus Miller, Mr. Desmond Daniels, and Cassandra Armstrong; Youth Presenters: Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming YOUth (Signature Sponsor) and Urgent, Inc.; Performers: Miami Northwestern PAVAC, Denisia Purcell, Madame Butterfly Vaughns, and Jon Kelly; our wonderful sponsors, tremendous supporters, dynamic volunteers, over 30 community organizations, and the hardest working Planning Committee ever!  

Special thanks to our hosts at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School – Principal Bernard Edwards, AP Earl Allick, custodians, security, teachers, and staff. Our event could not have been a success without each and every one of you! Let us ensure that we work together to End domestic violence once and for all. 

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Annual Parade

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to commemorate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual parade in Liberty City on January 16, 2017.

We honor and salute Dr. King on his efforts to improve our democracy and ensure equal rights for all Americans. As Dr. King so eloquently stated, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” 

Youth Center Grand Opening at Charles Hadley Park 

District 2 In The Community: School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) was proud to attend the Samuel K. Johnson Youth Center Grand Cutting Ceremony at Charles Hadley Park in Liberty City on January 13, 2017.

Thanks to Mr. Luther Campbell, the Johnson Family, Chairman Keon Hardemon, City of Miami officials, and community leaders for working together to provide a safe, fun, and educational facility for our children. 

Registration Now Open – No More Broken Hearts Conference

School Board Member, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall will host the 2016 “No More Broken Hearts” Domestic Violence Violence Workshop on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9.a.m., at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School, School at 1331 N.W. 46th Street, in Miami. The one-day workshop will provide information on domestic violence intervention and prevention and link residents with service providers.

The workshop will include a conflict resolution and teen-dating violence tract for students facilitated by the Jonathan Spikes Foundation’s Affirming Youth and Urgent, Inc. Adult Panels titled, “Finding the U in You, What’s Love Got to Do with It: What is Domestic Violence, and How To Get Out,” will include discussions on intervention, prevention, and education.

More than 30 local organizations will be on hand to provide information and resources.  Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register Today! 




A Holiday Celebration in Liberty City

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) helps to spread joy during the Holidays at the 9th Annual Christmas on 15th Avenue Celebration in Liberty City. The December 17th event included free Farm Share Food, rides, free refreshments, toys, music and so much more. 

Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Elliott, and family, along with the City of Miami, for hosting this wonderful celebration for our children and their families.