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Branches’ GAME ON Gala Raises a Record $550,000

May 2, 2022

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 6:30pm, Branches, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to families and their children, celebrated its 19th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami. This year’s Gala theme was GAME ON! where attendees had the opportunity to play various games like Mario Kart, corn hole, foosball, dominoes and more with their guests as well as Branches youth. It was a fantastic night of fun and games!

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Branches & City National Bank Team Up to Support Black, and Minority Women Owned Businesses in South Florida with the Launch of SPARK for Entrepreneurial Equity

March 31, 2022

Branches is partnering with City National Bank of Florida (CNB) to launch a new program – SPARK for Entrepreneurial Equity. SPARK, an acronym for Supporting Progress, Access, Relationships & Knowledge, will assist business owners in building new relationships, accessing education, and unlocking the tools and resources necessary for entrepreneurial success. Branches is a nonprofit organization focused on empowering families and businesses through education and financial wellness services. Underwritten by CNB, SPARK becomes the bank’s latest ESG initiative focused on addressing inequality in underserved communities, with a focus on Black- and minority women-led entrepreneurship.

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Branches Leads VITA Free Tax Prep Coalition, Miami Tax Pros, for Miami-Dade County

March 16, 2022

Branches is proud to once again have been selected by the IRS to lead Miami-Dade County’s VITA free tax prep program through the local coalition known as Miami Tax Pros. This Saturday, March 19th is Super Tax Saturday and the event will take place from 9:30am to 2pm at Hispanic Branch Library located at 1398 SW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33135. To file your taxes on this day, you must make an appointment online. Please click here for all event details.

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Branches to Partner with FIU and SBA to Support Local Businesses

February 11, 2022

Branches is proud to be partnering with Florida International University which has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program. The funds are earmarked for improving underserved entrepreneurs’ access to government programs that provide assistance in launching a new venture, growing a business or managing unexpected business interruptions. The Miami-Dade Business Navigator Virtual Launch Event is February 15, 2022.

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Branches’ Gala is Back and It’s GAME ON!

February 10, 2022

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 6:30pm, Branches, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to families and their children, will celebrate its 19th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami. This year’s Gala theme is GAME ON! where attendees will have the opportunity to play various games like Mario Kart, corn hole, foosball, dominoes and more with their guests as well as Branches youth. It will be a fabulous night of fun and games that is not to be missed.

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Branches to manage Community ID Program after Miami-Dade County approves Launch

February 3, 2022

Branches is proud to share that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has approved Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s plan to launch a Community ID program in Miami-Dade County.  Branches will run the Community ID program in Miami-Dade County which will be modeled after similar programs in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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Branches’ 21st Annual Thanksgiving to Deliver nearly 5,000 Meals to Families in Need

October 29, 2021

On November 25th, 2021, Thanksgiving morning, Branches plans to cook, package and deliver nearly 5,000 hot meals to needy individuals and families from 6 different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery effort in Florida on Thanksgiving Day.

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Branches Throws 5th Annual Back to School Bash

August 2, 2021

On Thursday, August 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Branches, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and families, will celebrate its 5th Annual Back to School Bash at Elks Lodge in South Miami. Sponsors and guests will help raise funds so Branches’ Grow and Climb programs’ children and youth can go back to school well-equipped and ready to learn.

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Branches Receives Laptop Donation from UnitedHealthcare to Assist Working Families and Children Who Need Computer Access

June 18, 2021

Branches, a local nonprofit organization based in Miami providing life-changing opportunities to help families and their children break the cycle of poverty, recently received a donation of 55 laptops from UnitedHealthcare. This incredible donation will provide laptops to all three Branches locations, Branches Lakeview in North Miami, Branches South Miami and Branches Florida City, currently serving 450+ children and youth.

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Branches Selected as Project Innovation Grantee by Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

May 19, 2021

Branches, a local nonprofit organization based in Miami providing life-changing opportunities to help families and their children break the cycle of poverty, was selected as a Project Innovation Grantee by Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation this past year. Branches’ Climb to College & Career youth program was chosen to receive $30,000 from the Foundation which falls under the Youth Education and Empowerment category. Since receiving the grant, Branches has been able to serve and continue serving its youth throughout the Pandemic and is proud to share that they now support 42 current college students, all first generation.

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