FFCR Hosts 2nd Annual My Miami Story Meet Up

Life in Greater Miami is best captured through the stories of the 2.7 million people who call our tropical paradise home. Last year, The Miami Foundation introduced My Miami Story – a countywide event that encourages Miamians to host or join a My Miami Story ‘meet up’ to engage in a conversation about who we are as a community, where we are headed, and what we can do to get there.  Thanks to the positive feedback from FFCR staff and volunteers who came to our My Miami Story Meet-Up last year, and in support of The Miami Foundation, on Tuesday, October 23rd, we once again invited staff and volunteers to engage in a facilitated conversation about ‘our Miami.’ We discussed a range of topics from transportation to economic development.  

Volunteer Ina Charles shared her story of growing up in Miami, leaving for 15 years to attend school in Tallahassee and work in New York City, and then returning to Miami two years ago.  Ina said, “After being away for so long, My Miami Story is a great forum to reconnect with the community.”  Volunteer Norma Schwartz added that she moved back to Miami a few years ago from Virginia because she missed the diversity of Miami and wanted to her children to experience the richness of growing up in a dynamic and multicultural environment. 

We appreciate all of those who participated in this year’s Meet Up and thank The Miami Foundation for spearheading this important community conversation.

Training & Engagement Manager Marissa Leichter explains the purpose of My Miami Story to staff and volunteers.

Volunteer Mike Samway shares his Miami Story.

Training & Engagement Manager Marissa Leichter facilitates My Miami Story discussion with FFCR volunteers and staff.