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American Sabor 2014

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History Miami

Miami , Florida 33130
Aug 6, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Ford Motor Company Fund is proud to sponsor the exhibition "American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music." The event will be held at History Miami, the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications.
Salsa. Mambo. Rumba. Cha-cha-chá. The very names of Latin music genres suggest an irresistible, unmistakable rhythm. And through the decades, these distinctive musical styles have continually—and profoundly—influenced American popular music. Latino musicians helped shape many traditional genres of music in the United States, including jazz, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, and hip hop.
What do Gloria Estefan, Daddy Yankee, and Carlos Santana have in common? They are all successful Hispanic recording artists who are featured in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.

The exhibition examines the Latin music and musicians of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio and Miami, and how each city formed the artists who came from them.

Learn about and see photos of numerous musicians, musical styles, and the venues that made them popular. Listen to the music, dance to the rhythm and mix your own song at American Sabor. 

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music was created by the EMP Museum and the University of Washington. It was organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition, its national tour, and related programs are made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

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HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas


ASPIRA Charter Schools 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

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Dear ASPIRA family,

The honor of your presence is requested as we acknowledge the graduating classes of 2014.

ASPIRA College Prep Academy - June 4, 2014  at 6:00 pm

Reception Palace Ballrooms
14375 SW 42 Street (Bird Road)
Miami, FL 33175 - Map it


ASPIRA Raul Arnaldo Martinez Charter School - June 5, 2014 6:00 pm

Saint Thomas University
Fernandez Family Center
16401 NW 37 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 - Map it


ASPIRA Arts DE/CO Charter - School June 6, 2014

Christ Fellowship Church
500 NE 1 Avenue
Miami, FL 33132 - Map it

Graduation Event Ticket Required for Admission
Under 5 Years of Age Not Admitted.

ASPIRA of Florida Featured in Comcast Newsmakers Live

ASPIRA of Florida's President/CEO, George Cabrera, shares his thoughts on the digital divide that still affects our communities and how to bridge it by providing free internet access at home to all our students and their families.

Ford Driving Dreams Tour Announces Contest Winners

FordDrivingDreams ScholarshipGroup JoeAvilaFord Motor Company Fund and four Miami-area high schools have launched online voting for the "What Drives Your Dream" contest, which is part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour. The grand prize winner, determined by public vote, will receive a $5,000 scholarship and $4,000 grant for a school program of his or her choice.

"The Ford Driving Dreams Tour is giving our students a wealth of resources to motivate them to successfully complete high school on time and move on to college," said Alberto Carvalho, superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. "We are so proud of our students for sharing their essays about their future dreams and goals, and we congratulate our four finalists."

The 20 essay winners were honored by Ford Fund and the four participating high schools at a community luncheon held Feb. 21 at Miami Dade College.

More than 1,000 high school students wrote essays describing what drives their dreams. The contest incentivizes students to visualize a successful future, with the essay serving as an initial step toward achieving their goals. The essays were evaluated by an external panel of educators and community leaders. The essay winners and their respective schools are:

• Liurys AlvareFordDrivingDreams ScholarshipGroup MDCz, Kay Edwards, Demetrius Jackson, Michelle Lawrence, Cecilia Morales – Booker T. Washington Senior High School
• Jorge Caraballo, Jessica Hernandez, Rey Hernandez, Nicole Johnson, David Santos – Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School
• Sabrina Brutus, Vanzell Dupont, Tiarrah Ingles, Pedro Padrón, Jessica Rodriguez – Miami Jackson Senior High School
• Tran La, Fabuola Pierre, Dianelys Requena, Yulonda Richards, Abiel Rojas – Miami Senior High School

"Education has been a top priority for Ford Fund since its start more than 60 years ago," said Joe Avila, community outreach manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. "With the Ford Driving Dreams Tour, we go further with local groups to positively impact the lives of thousands of students."

Cuban American Council, ASPIRA of Florida and Miami-Dade County Public Schools are working with Ford Fund on the program.

The voting period for the online video portion of the contest can be done here and is open through March 21. Members of the public can vote after registering online or logging in using Facebook. Individuals can vote once per day.

Students from the four high schools also can apply for a Ford scholarship at Congresssional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI). The deadline to apply is April 16.

The Ford Driving Dreams Tour provides scholarships, motivational student assemFordDrivingDreams ScholarshipGroup Principalsblies, leadership and academic support, and an innovative contest to motivate students to graduate from high school on time and enroll in college.

Launched in 2012, the program targets schools with significant Latino student populations. It has visited 15 high schools in Florida and Texas, reaching nearly 25,000 students. For more information on the Ford Driving Dreams Tour and the "What Drives Your Dream" contest, click here.