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The Philanthropist

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Daniella Maya: Flying High

Background Now a freshman at the University of Central Florida, Daniella Maya found a passion for community service as a sophomore in high school via community service and honors organizations at Killian Senior High School. Maya had a hand in...

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Strength in Numbers

Background The child of Cuban immigrants, Akar says she saw firsthand how grateful her family was for the support of family, friends and community when they arrived in the United States. “They taught my brothers and me to always help...

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The Equine Connection

“My time at Good Hope is filled with memorable moments of riders being able to accomplish something they did not think was possible. The connection between horses and people is strong and healing.” Background Brigham’s dedication to serving her community...

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Girl Power: Patricia Cruz

Background A mother of four (three daughters and one son), Cruz moved to Miami at age eight and spent her youth participating in various community service activities (including dressing up as Santa during a holiday party at a migrant camp)....

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Julio C. Barrionuevo

Background Like many others who have placed great emphasis on community service, Julio Barrionuevo was inspired by the resilience of his own family, citing his mother as his greatest source of motivation. Though she lost her husband when Barrionuevo was...

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Challenging Expectations

In February, Haley Moss made national headlines as the first openly-autistic attorney to pass the Florida Bar. But the UM graduate, who now works for Zumpano Patricios in Coral Gables, is hardly a stranger to attention. Diagnosed at age three,...

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Day-to-Day: Francisco Paredes

Background Francisco Paredes is no stranger to community service. Though a junior at Belen Jesuit, Paredes can boast a long history of philanthropic deeds thanks to his family. “My family has always been involved in community service activities since my...

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For the Love of Science

BackgroundBorn and raised in Miami, Saavedra was encouraged by her parents to donate her time and talents to the community at an early age. After volunteering at Monkey Jungle for seven years, a teacher eventually steered Saavedra toward science, where...

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Jodi Weiner & Andrea Kupferman

Background As a trauma-informed yoga teacher, studio owner (Zen Loft Yoga in Coconut Creek), activist and educator, Jodi Weiner is no stranger to helping others. Beginning with fundraising as a child, Weiner says she was naturally drawn to volunteering andt...

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Spartan Spirit: Darlene Plummer

Background When Darlene Plummer joined the team at Miami Southridge Senior High 10 years ago, one of her first orders of business was to work with the newly created Project Up-Start, an initiative aimed at helping families in transition as...

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