The Foundation is a not-for-profit public supported organization. It is organized exclusively to provide social services that develop and/or enhance the process of continuing opportunities for advancement in the area of health, education, economic development, employment, life skill management and community awareness. Mission Statement: To impact the Miami-Dade community through the provision of high quality youth and family programs. To cultivate an environment for continuous personal growth and to explore new opportunities that increase the quality of life for the communities served. Hosanna Community Foundation, Inc. a founding member of The Urban Partnership of Miami-Dade County and The Urban Partnership Drug Free Community Coalition collectively they bring together faith-based social ministries, community based providers and community leaders in the greater Liberty City area around a common mission: “to eliminate disparities for children and families by fostering academic success, healthy choices and community safety”.Today’s Situation in Liberty City/Brownsville/ Model City
African American youth who reside in Liberty City/Model City/Brownsville inner-city communities are a fifty (50) percent risk for high school dropout.
The overall community served includes zip codes 33127, 33137, 33138, 33142. 33147 and 33150 that covers parts of the greater Liberty City/Brownsville and Model Cities areas. Zip codes 33142 and 33147 have the county’s highest rates of delinquency and youth violence.
91.44% are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (a poverty indicator)
The average student mobility index is 38.2, a risk factor for youth
An average of 19.2 students per school were absent from school 21 + days
The high school drop-out rate was 5% vs. the district average of 3.5%
The total # of unduplicated suspensions for the middle/high school 2010-11 was 653
Hosanna Youth Achievement ProjectService Philosophy: HCF service foundation is an early childhood development center, before, after and out of school school program/activities for children and their families; to include family support groups and lay prevention/intervention individual and family counseling. HCF believes that children and families must be viewed and served holistically. We are mindful that physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellness is interrelated and thriving behaviors stem from the healthy interaction of all facets of human functionality. To ensure agency continuity in client care all HCF program activities work through and are facilitated within the Hosanna Youth Achievement Project Initiative.
Hosanna Passion is to:Ignite desire within the communities served to make the changes to improve the quality of life. To strengthen individuals, families and communities by seeking continuous opportunities to provide program activities that promotes positive change within individuals, families and communities.
Youth Achievement Program Boundaries: NW 36 and NW 79th Street, and Biscayne Blvd. and NW 37 Ave. in the City of Miami and surrounding areas of Miami-Dade County, in southeast Florida. The market area includes the following zip codes: 33127, 33137, 33138, 33142, 33147, and 33150.
The Youth Achievement Project Services include: Hosanna Learning Center (Early Children Development Center) serving youth (Infant to Five years old), The Children Adolescent Program (ages 6-12 years); Youth Leadership Program (13-18 years); Positive Action Program a community base and school base program (ages 5–18 years);Academic and Anti-Violence Summer Camp (academic skill development, conflict resolution skills/anti-gun initiative); and Children of Inmates Program (Infant – 18 years old) a Service Network to serve and care for children of inmates. All program activities include care coordination services to address other social service needs as risk factors are identified.