City Year Miami’s “Paint the Town Red” Gala

Benefits City Year Miami

Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 7 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami
786-238-0559 (Tania Alonso)

AmeriCorps Member, Marc Schwarzberg, Gala Co-Chairs Ana Mari Ortega & Patty Wollberg, Ana Ortega, Pepe Ortega, Karina, and Pepe Ortega
AmeriCorps Members with Saif Y. Ishoof, Gala Chair Patricia Castellanos-Cornish, DJ Irie, Anand Chowdhury, and Gala Chair Tom Cornish

City Year Miami’s Annual Paint the Town Red Gala is one of South Florida’s premier social events, uniting hundreds of influential community leaders to celebrate the achievements of 187 young men and women who have pledged a year of service to support students in Miami’s highest-need schools. Wearing their signature red jackets, City Year Miami AmeriCorps Members serve as tutors, mentors, and role models to more than 6,500 students in 17 Miami-Dade County Public Schools. AmeriCorps Members arrive before the first bell rings and stay until the last student goes home – helping to transform a school’s culture with passion, energy and idealism. Working side-by-side with teachers, they use research-based tools and techniques to help students improve their attendance, behavior, and course performance in math and English. City Year is the only national organization placing full-time, trained young adults in schools to provide individual attention to at-risk students and help them stay in school and on track to succeed.

City Year Miami’s Gala provides critical funding needed to sustain and enhance program offerings that directly benefit kids in school communities across South Florida. Join friends and supporters of City Year Miami for a night of joyful celebration at the JW Marriott Marquis on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Flo Rida

Your participation in this signature event will help City Year continue to change the world – one child, one school, and one community at a time.

To sponsor this event, please contact Tania Alonso at 786-238-0559 or

About City Year Miami

City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation. City Year is wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. We have committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate.

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