As a City Year alum, you are part of a nationwide network of 25,000 alumni. In Miami we have over 1,000 alumni
In Miami we have a network of over 1,000 passionate, dedicated involved AmeriCorps Alums who are out continuing to #MakeBetterHappen in the communities where they live and work.
Our City Year Miami alumni continue to come back and stay involved in City Year events. Check them out in action below!
City Year Miami 2017-2018 Alumni Board
(L,R) Tavures: Communications Committee, Janite: Fundraising Chair, Faith: Fundriaising Committee, Ashley: Corp Experience Chair, Abby: Communications Chair, Brit: City Year Miami Staff Alumni Point. Not pictured: Davine: Board Chair, Moses: Corp Experience Committee.
Alumni Board Profiles
Davine Scarlett was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1987. When she was young, her family immigrated from the Caribbean to the United States, residing first in Opa Locka and finally in Miami Gardens, FL. Eventually, her mother and her moved to Miramar, FL, and have resided there ever since. A graduate of Miramar High School's International Baccalaureate program in 2005, Davine attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and became exposed to AmeriCorps for the first time as a Corps Member with their Jumpstart Washington DC program from 2007-2008. After completing her studies in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology and Minors in Psychology and English, Davine returned to South Florida to join the newly formed AmeriCorps program, City Year Miami, as the Operations Coordinator for the Young Heroes Team. After completing her hours of service, Davine enrolled into the Masters in Public Administration Program at Florida International University, graduating in 2013. Simultaneously, Davine returned to City Year Miami as a Staff member; beginning as a Data and Evaluation Coordinator and eventually becoming the Site Operations and Talent Acquisition Manager. After four years on staff, Davine transitioned from City Year Miami to serve as a Grants Manager at Camillus House, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to the poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County. Davine has always been an active alumna of City Year Miami, eventually joining the Alumni Board in 2016 and again as the Board Chair in 2017. Davine enjoys duck photos and videos, Games of Thrones recaps, and being a part of the next generations of change agents that come through the doors of the City Year Miami office.
Janite Grooms - Fundraising Chair
PITW 114: Seek to Move Out Of Your “Comfort Zone” and Into Your “Challenge Zone.” Janite Grooms is an administrative professional, specializing in advanced logistics, ranging from large scale event coordination to travel booking. Born and raised in Dade County, she is a former first year Team Leader of City Year Miami, serving in the 2011-2012 Corps. Her passion for leadership and management led to her attaining a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Florida International University (FIU), and she now serves as an Administrative Services Coordinator in the Management and International Business Department of the College of Business at FIU. She takes pride in her ability to lead and manage with the spirit of service that is at the core of the City Year value system.
For the past 10 years, Faith Grant has dedicated her career to leveraging resources and opportunities for children and families from underrepresented communities. Faith currently serves as an Impact Manager with City Year Miami. Prior to her role with the City Year & the Children’s Movement, Faith has worked with the Department of Juvenile Justice, The Children’s Defense Fund and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence to name a few. Her belief in the transformational power of youth has propelled her drive to create generational change throughout her community and beyond.
AmeriCorps Expereince Committee
Ashley Askari - AmeriCorps Experience Chair
Ashley joined City Year in 2007 as a first year Team Leader with City Year San Antonio. There, she developed a passion for the fight to stop the cradle-to-cell pipeline, and she served with some of the most passionate and hard working individuals she's met to date. Ashley went on to serve a second year with City Year Washington, DC where she partnered with staff and community leaders as she planned training sessions, retreats, and Life After City Year (LACY) days for corps members. Armed with a passion for public interest service, Ashley attended The George Washington University School of Law where she fell in love with indigent criminal defense law. After graduation, Ashley moved to Miami and served as an Assistant Public Defender. During her time with the PD office, Ashley fought for thousands of clients at all stages of litigation, learned to enjoy living in Miami, and met the love of her life. Currently, Ashley lives with her partner and their cat in South Beach and works as a trial attorney in a boutique firm. Ashley is excited to begin working with CY Miami Alumni Board as they work to support the corps, site, and CY network.
Abigail Montanez - Communications Chair
Headshot & bio coming.
Tavures R. Williams is a native of South Florida, and a proud City Year Alumni, where he served with the Miami Corp in 2012-2013. He is currently a Professional Learning Facilitator with the Broward County Public Schools where he manages a team of 8 curriculum leaders. In 2016, and 2017 he was named a sun-sentinel staff of character winner. He is dedicated to service, and chartered an organization in 2013, the ADIMU Men of Excellence club which focuses on youth leadership development; in 2017, the organization was named Mentoring Program of The Year by the School Board of Broward County. Tavures is a 2012 graduate of Florida A&M University, and holds a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. In June of 2017, he was accepted into the Broward Schools LEAD program; a program that develops high performing school administrators and directors. Tavures is driven by the belief that all children, and all people can reach their highest potential with the right support.
In The News
Our Alumni continue to change the world each and every day. Here are some great examples of our Miami alumni in action.
Walker Mosely (City Year Miami '11)
Aisha Shotande (City Year Miami '13)
Dahlin Jackson (City Year Miami '17)
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