Hosanna Community Foundation, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)3 founded in 1995, to bring about meaningful social change among youth and families residing within the communities of Liberty City, Brownsville and Model City directly; remaining Miami-Dade County communities indirectly. The agency’s vision is to provide a safe haven of hope for families in distress and to see program youth graduate from college or vocational school.
Hosanna Community Foundation, Inc. mission is: 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. through staff, contracted staff and volunteers, currently provide: (1) Life and Social Skill Training, (2) youth tutorial and homework assistance programs, (3) Community service projects, (4) parent/child workshop using the Strengthening Families, Parenting Wisely Positive Action curriculums. Program components include care coordination of social services, crisis intervention using Brief Strategic Family Therapy Models and (5) free walk-in computer access for Florida Virtual School participants. We particularly focus on youth prevention programs. Due to the “digital divide” of our nation and of our target communities, we provide prevention in the area of technology because over 80% of the youth and adults within the Liberty City/ Model City and Brownsville communities of Miami-Dade County, Florida have no access to internet ready computers within their home. The targeted neighborhoods have one of the highest concentrations of poverty within Miami-Dade County. Here is the snapshot of the area population from 2000 Census: Zip code: 33147; 34,000 youth less than 18 years old; black 67%; Hispanic 31%; Renters 48%; 50% employed; poverty 35%; 36% speaks a language another than English at home. 2003 neighborhood indicators from the Dept. of Children & Families show: 3073 TANF, 335 WAGES; 8906 Food Stamps and 330 Child Protective Investigations per 1,000 children. Other State data show 50% high school drop out rate.
Hosanna as a small grassroots organization has evolved over the years, today implementing programs designed to holistically meet the needs of the whole family (social, educational, spiritual, nutritional, and community empowerment) through its Youth Achievement Project.