All scholarships for this cohort were made possible by JPMorgan Chase & Co., We're thankful to them for their support of Miami's Neighborhood Heroes and their dedication to making leadership development resources available to Miami's high-impact grassroots leaders.
Founder, Pozitively Alecia Miami
Vocally advocating for women with HIV while banishing the stigma of HIV victims.
Founder, Black Broward
Building a grassroots movement called “Black Broward” for the unification and economic development of black communities in NW Hollywood and NW Dania Beach with the creation of a media hub to preserve their history and tell their stories.
James Mungin II
Community Activist and Founder, All Like Minds Media
“Munch” is creating access to vital public information and opportunities for underrepresented minority communities, starting with Liberty City and teaching theater and media production to empower youth to realize their full potential.
Founder/President, Showering Love
Assisting the South Florida homeless community to become self-sufficient by offering hygiene through a mobile shower facility, raising awareness on the issues of homelessness, mental health and affordable housing as well as resources to offer a hand up versus a hand out.
Executive Director, The Alternative Programs Inc.
Enabling non-violent, low-income offenders access alternatives to prison sentences and creating wrap around social services to limit criminal activity among youth in low-income communities. Kenneth is also the president of the Brownsville Neighborhood Association and a long time advocate of equitable economic development in his community.
Leigh A. Cooper-Peabody
Executive Board Member, Coconut Grove Negro Women’s Club
Serving the West Coconut Grove Community and promoting the education of its women and girls through leadership development, college-readiness, scholarship services and a robust mentorship program with members of the Women’s club.
Contracts Compliance Manager, City of North Miami
Engaging in conversations with City of Miami Gardens neighbors to develop a home beautification initiative to eliminate slum and blight after damages incurred by Hurricane Irma.
Co-Founder, The Agency for Community Empowerment
Fighting gentrification and developing communities that foster sustainability, identity and economic development in Allapattah while empowering people and celebrating culture.
Principal, Maximilian Consultants
Curating cultural programming to preserve Haitian culture, serve Haitian families, and protect the community from inequitable gentrification, while working to make Little Haiti a tourist destination that benefits the local community.
Founder/President, Strong Girls Inc
Breaking the cycle of poverty by piloting a unique and holistic curriculum that provides continuous academic, social and emotional support to girls in underserved neighborhoods from 3rd to 12th grade beginning in Wynwood and Allapattah.
Webber J. Charles
Founder, Black & Gray
Creating of a digital blog and podcast to help students maximize their potential and elevate their voice by developing their digital and editorial skills through the mediums of writing, photography, film, and social media management.