University of Miami, Mailman Center LEND Trainee Receives Grant to Create a Multicultural Library Space for Children at the Linda Ray Intervention Center

June 28, 2023

Teachers, parents, and students were excited about their new multicultural library space that features 175 multicultural books. They are also able to enjoy artwork and crafts created by the toddlers with their new art materials and art supplies. Both were a welcome new resource provided by the arduous work of Elena Fernandez, University of Miami, Mailman Center LEND Trainee. She received the University of Miami’s Racial Justice grant which allowed her to buy the multicultural books as well as art materials and supplies for the Linda Ray Intervention Center. This grant also provided a community partnership with the Miami Children’s Museum, allowing for cultural and story time experiences to the toddlers. You can read more about Elena Fernandez and her commitment to the University of Miami’s Linda Ray Intervention Center via the link below.

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