In the early 2000s, the warehouse neighborhood just north of Midtown Miami began to come to life as interior design companies moved into the formerly decaying buildings. Retailers and restaurants soon followed, and The Design District was born. Despite the presence of high-end establishments and an influx of luxury condominiums, the neighborhood remains an interesting socioeconomic and ethnic mix, and affordable apartments can be found in close proximity to all the area has to offer.
The nearby Wynwood Arts District is the center of Miami's art scene in the midst of what was formerly a Puerto Rican neighborhood. Like the Design District, the community in Wynwood continues to be quite diverse, and the Puerto Rican influence and flavor persists. These centrally-located Midtown neighborhoods offer corps members an excellent home base from which to commute to their schools and explore their new city. Teach For America's Miami-Dade office is also located in Midtown.
With winter temperatures ranging from 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit on average, and a host of welcoming communities in which to live, Miami-Dade is a great place to call home. A diverse county, the region's culture has been shaped by the many different ethnic groups that have resided here over the past 200 years. Most recently, Cuban and Haitian immigrants have had a particularly strong influence on Miami's cultural landscape. This distinct Caribbean flavor can be experienced in everything from the city's restaurants to its street festivals to its fashion.
Our corps members work and live throughout the Miami-Dade region, from Homestead, which is just above the Florida Keys in the south, to North Miami Beach near the Broward county line in the north. Given the region's wide geographic area and the notorious South Florida traffic, many of our corps members choose to live in the communities in which they teach, or in parts of the county that are convenient to commute to and from.
The work our corps members and alumni do in classrooms and on extracurricular projects and volunteer efforts has built support in our community. These motivated and dedicated educators have created innovative tutoring programs and homework labs, and lead after-school dance troupes, sports teams, and spoken word groups. Becoming involved in the communities in which they teach enables corps members to make valuable connections with their students' families.
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