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For Immediate Release:
June 07, 2018
Media Contact:
Lisa Mozloom

Miami-Dade students use art and words for homeless advocacy and won great prizes

Today the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust celebrates seven Miami-Dade County Public School students who submitted winning artwork and essays as part of the Trust’s annual "Homeless Awareness and Sensitivity Poster and Essay Contest". The contest also partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Project UP-START Homeless Education Program.

The winning artwork will be placed in Chapman Partnership.

The student poster contest winners for middle school are:

The student poster contest winner for elementary is:

The student essay contest winners are:

All student winners and their teachers/homeless liaison will each receive a $50-125 Visa gift card (one per student) and a $50-$100 Visa gift card (one per teacher/homeless liaison).

About The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust: Founded in 1993, The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is a county agency headed by a board of 27 volunteers which serves in an advisory capacity to the Miami-Dade County Commission charged with the responsibility of implementing the Miami-Dade County Community Homeless Plan. These volunteers represent the business, religious, educational, provider and political communities, along with formerly homeless individuals. For more information regarding The Homeless Trust visit