Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners
Miami-Dade County local public government's vision statement "Delivering Excellence Every Day" reflects our community expectation. The County's mission statement "Delivering excellent public services that address our community's needs and enhance our quality of life" describes our role in the community and its existence. In addition, Miami-Dade County government is committed to the following guiding principles: Customer-focused and driven, Honest, Ethical, and Fair to all, Accountable and Responsive to the Public, Diverse and Sensitive, Efficient and Effective, Committed to development of Leadership in Public Service, Innovative, Valuing and Respectful of Each other and Action-oriented by which these principles are our basic values and guide the way we make our decisions and actions every day. The proposed RSVP project will be sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department. We are proposing a management capacity of five hundred volunteers with the Corporation for National and Community Service investment of federal dollars in the amount of $104,308, will be supplemented by $72,819 of County General Fund dollars, in-kind donations $43,992, and $4,335 excess amount totaling $225,453 to provide community service at twenty-five partnering organizations such as School Board of Miami-Dade County (450 public schools), Department of Veterans Affairs, Advancement Via Individual Determination Program and/or new collaborating public or non-profit organizations for this project beginning July 1, 2013. RSVP will engage volunteers in the following focus areas: Education (Primary), other areas to include Economic Opportunity, Veterans/Military Families, Disaster Services, Capacity Building and Community Priorities. Volunteering opportunities in these focus areas targets our community need to assist children, young adults, seniors, and veterans throughout Miami-Dade County in K-12 success/tutoring, financial literacy, veterans served, school readiness, and assistance provided in disaster response. At the end of the three year performance period, we intend to have 500 volunteers assisting in the above mentioned focus areas reaching out to over 500 recipients.