All eyes are on Hurricane Florence as the massive storm batters the Carolinas – forcing more than 1 million residents were to evacuate. It comes as South Florida marks 1 year since Hurricane Irma tore through the Florida Keys and caused major power outages and damage to homes and business – most notably Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon.
Former University of Miami basketball player Brandon Okpalobi noticed a lack of access to STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) and other supplemental educational programs for at-risk kids in urban communities and decided to do something about it. Hear how he combined his love for sports with business and science to create a “DREAM” academy helping kids be winners on and off the court.
Brandon Okpalobi, Founder & CEO, Dibia DREAM
Last year’s Oscar winning film Moonlight put Miami’s independent film community on the map – highlighting the incredible talent in our community. But getting to that level is still an uphill battle for most indie filmmakers. We get details on ArtCenter/South Florida’s latest program aimed at supporting these emerging artists – giving two local filmmakers a chance at $50,000 a piece to produce their next film.
Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Cinematic Arts Mngr., ArtCenter/South Florida, Filmmaker, “Papa Machete”