Local Students Found Kids Corp.

Ethics: Avoiding Lapses & Pitfalls and Managing Crises

As students return back to school, many attending classes in Liberty City and Overtown will be met with piles of supplies thanks to high school students Lindsey Mendelson, a student at Ransom Everglades School, and Ali Oshinsky, who attends Pine Crest School. The two cofounded Kids Corp and recently partnered with Simon Malls in a school supplies drive, collecting from shoppers, stores and employees over 10,000 duo tangs, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, erasers rulers and index cards. The Kids Corp program is expected to grow to 200 volunteers this school year and is dedicated to community service and youth leadership initiatives that help build capacity and bolster resources in high-need schools.

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Optic Nerve Festival

MOCA has selected Takeshi Murata’s Shiboogi for the museum’s permanent collection. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the museum’s annual Optic Nerve Festival. The series featured 14 innovative finalists, short videos selected from an international open call.

Since the founding of the Optic Nerve Festival in 2000, the series has screened works by over 230 artists, many of them exhibiting their work publicly for the first time. This is the first year artists from outside the US were invited to participate in the call.

Pictured: Andrew Frey & Ali Codina of the Miami Film Collective.

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Art Basel 2012 Retrospective

Now that Labor Day weekend is upon us and fall is right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for … you guessed it – Art Basel. To begin our prep for the impending delirium, let’s look back at Basel Miami 2012. SocialMiami’s coverage was definitive. Click here to relive the action.

Pictured: Violeta Camacho, artist Domingo Zapata and Amanda Black at the Raul and Mily De Molina annual Basel party in Key Biscayne

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