STEM Symposium for our students at Charles Hadley Park

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) spoke about the history of Railroad Shop Colored Addition to students attending the STEM Symposium and Lunch held at Charles Hadley Park’s Sam K. Johnson Youth Center.  

Thanks to Carollo Engineers, in partnership with the Liberty City Optimist Club, for hosting the Near to Peer presentation for about 100 middle and high school students. This workshop educated kids about wastewater and the importance of clean water to our community.

District 2 Gives Back at Farm Share Food Distribution in Brownsville

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2), along with Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Circle of Brotherhood, BCNA, and ICYEC will co-host a Farm Share Food Distribution to feed 500 residents on Friday, August 11, 2017, 9am – 12pm, at the Neighbors and Neighbors Association  (formerly Floral Heights Elementary facility), 5120 NW 24th Avenue in Brownsville. 

Everyone is welcomed to attend and receive fresh food at this free community event. We suggest you bring a cart or a large bag to carry your items.

Volunteers are also needed.  Please call our office at (305) 995-2311 or email us at if you would like to volunteer.

3rd Annual District 2 Back to School Celebration 

JOIN US at our 3rd Annual Back to School and Student Talent Show, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 12pm, at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, Auditorium, 1801 NW 60th Street in Liberty City. 
For more information on student auditions, call (305) 492-0893.

If you would like to donate book bags, books, and other schools supplies, please call District 2 at (305) 995-2311.

Street Naming Ceremony for the late King Carter 

School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) attended the Street Designation Ceremony sponsored by County Commissioner Jean Monestime for the late King Carter. 

On what would have been his 8th birthday, we joined the parents, Santonio and Monica, family, friends, and community to celebrate his short life. We must continue to work together to stop gun violence towards our precious children. 

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…”