Liberty City

The Miami Children's Initiative (MCI) is one of three large-scale social change efforts in the state of Florida with the vision of transforming our most challenging and promising communities. Originally established in 2008 by the Florida Legislature as the 10-year Magic City Children’s Zone, that legislation was amended in 2009; resulting in a new start and the renaming to the Miami Children’s Initiative. Residents and local business people, as well as leaders in health care, education and human services, then commenced to formulate the foundation for this community-wide initiative. That extensive planning — professionally facilitated via 43 work groups and 18 focus groups — led to a solid plan and a real strategy to achieve progress toward a “prosperous Liberty City.”

In partnership with Liberty City’s residents, youth, religious centers, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations, we seek to address the needs of our community by investing in our children. Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) and its partners are making bold moves to transform the lives of the children and families in our community by providing a unified system of support, education and care that begins before birth through college and career. MCI believes that Liberty City’s strength lies in the undeveloped potential of its youth and that through focused strategic work the potential of each child can be unleashed.

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