The purpose was for the interns to interact with the neighboring community of Wynwood and spread the word about the good things happening in Overtown with the youth. The interns also got a chance to network with The Green Mobility Network and learn about bike-riding to help clear the streets.
GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH
This research project involves discovering whether gun violence has a significant impact on the youth in the community of Overtown. This research draws upon prior gun violence research done detailing its impact on the United States as a whole, and then shifts to focus on the impact of gun violence in Overtown on a micro-level. Prior research details the disparities in how gun violence affects communities of color in comparison to its effects on primarily white communities.
OVERTOWN HISTORIC LIFE EVENTS (OHLE)
The purpose of this event was to teach afterschool children about the history of Overtown. This service project was led by Ashley Gordon of OHLE business venture. The children were taught simple facts about Overtown and then split into teams to play a trivia game about the facts.
LEARN-2-GROW KIDS DAY
The purpose of this service event was to help budding entrepreneur Tysheera Lemon begin to put her business into action. As the community service leader, along with her group, she taught the children of Touching Miami With Love about nature, animals, and how to grow things such as flowers.
POP-UP SHOP PREVIEW DAY
Interns used this day to support the local business owner of Moselle's Boutique. The day was designed to help promote and advertise a local business owner within the Overtown community. The interns were successful in creating a buzz about the store and beginning the re-branding process.