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Mission – Community Learning Partnership

The Community Learning Partnership of Greater Miami Shores (CLP) was established in 2008 by leaders from local businesses, organizations, and public and private educational institutions who seek to serve as a catalyst for community engagement and quality education to benefit all members of our community. Its purpose is to provide a forum for sharing community, school, and university educational opportunities and events in an effort to support each other’s activities, partner where possible, reduce costs, and highlight what each organization is offering. Learn More.

Barry University Tuition Discount for CLP Teachers, Staff, and Administrators

Barry University is pleased to announce its Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) graduate and doctoral programs are now offered with a tuition discount to the Community Learning Partnership’s (CLP) school teachers, staff, and administrators.

ADSOE graduate programs are discounted 40%. ADSOE doctoral programs are discounted 25%. Programs will be offered in a cohort format at a CLP school starting Fall 2014. Classes are offered twice a week in the evening to accommodate our CLP community. Cohorts have limited seating, with a minimum size of 15 for graduate and 12 for doctoral cohorts.

Please complete the survey below to determine which graduate and doctoral program best fit the needs of the Community Learning Partnership’s (CLP) school teachers, staff, and administrators.

CLP Graduate Program Interest Survey

Community Leader perspectives on the CLP

The Community Learning Partnership along with the Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, Informed Families, the Miami Shores Village Recreation Department, and the Urban Health Partnerships are exploring ways to make our community more bike-able and walk-able, and they want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

If you did not have the opportunity to participate in the survey at Unity Day, please take a minute to participate in a brief survey to give your input into making Miami Shores "The Village Bike-able"!

CLP Students Volunteer and Learn About Sustainability

On Friday March 8, over 30 CLP students and teachers from Barry University, Horace Mann Middle School, Miami Country Day School, Miami Edison Senior High, and the Cushman School travelled to the Urban Paradise Guild’s Vizcaya location to assist with planting at the nursery.  The students learned the importance of growing and caring for native plants and trees and literally “got their hands dirty.”  The students were able to assist with planting and use gardening tools that were provided by Urban Paradise Guild.  As part of student’s annual goals to combine service with learning about sustainable projects, such as community gardens, they learned valuable information about bringing our natural habitat back to the places where we live.

CLP students and teachers thank the Miami Shores Community Alliance for their generous grant, awarded on March 6, 2013.  Due to the support of the Miami Shores Community Alliance, CLP students and teachers are able to take part in learning activities and service trips such as the recent trip to the Urban Paradise Guild’s Vizcaya nursery. 

CLP Second Biennial Teacher Professional Development Conference

The Community Learning Partnership (CLP) sponsored the Second Biennial Teacher Professional Development Conference on February 1, 2013 at Miami Country Day School. More than 400 teachers and community members heard three keynote speakers and were able to choose from over 45 breakout sessions. CLP students interviewed Barry Alum, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, about his vision for education.

CLP partner schools are looking forward to their participation in the Miami Shores Annual Unity Day Celebration. Students, teachers, and administrators from partner schools will volunteer at this event to create more awareness regarding healthy/sustainable communities. Doctors Charter School Green Club students will assist with the bike valet, and Barry University students and staff members will facilitate activities related to health, wellness, and recycling.

CLP students have chosen “Service” and “Sustainability” for their annual theme. They will be meeting at the Cushman School on Friday, March 8, 2013 to discuss the benefits of a community garden with 3rd grade students from Morningside Elementary. The Spring Service day will include student led activities on “Maintaining the Garden,” “When and What to Garden,” “Sustainability and the Environment,” and “What You Need.”