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Rev. Olden Reese
Rev. Timothy Forbes
1st Vice President
Rev. James Pacley
2nd Vice President
Area Vice President
The mission of People United To Lead The Struggle For Equality (P.U.L.S.E.) is to empower, through community organizing, low to moderate income, Miami-Dade citizens to eradicate injustice and discrimination in the areas of: Employment, Crime/ Judical System, Education, Local Government and Public Services.
The Vision of P.U.L.S.E. is to work toward every citizen of Miami-Dade experience Justice, Hope and Equality
P.U.L.S.E.'s Youth Committee will work to establish its Youth Leadership Academy, which provides a "holistic” approach to teaching a practical approach to government and how it works. We Will work to Empower youth in the inner city and surrounding areas by giving them the necessary tools to meaningfully participate in the political process and provide opportunities to frame issues and questions, gather information, develop recommendations for change, and take action.
P.U.L.S.E.'s Fair Share Jobs Committee will maintain its course of working with the South Florida Workforce in reaching proportionate employment for the Black community during these tough economic times. The goal is to reduce the high rate of unemployment in Miami-Dade County for the low-to moderate income communities.
P.U.L.S.E.'s Education Committee will move more aggressively toward the goal of holding Miami-Dade County Public School Systems accountable in complying with the rights of students primarily to obtain the highest quality education they can attain. The committee will also continue monitoring the budgetary process and how it affects our local schools, the FCAT, academic progress, suspensions of students, extracurricular activities, student teacher relationships, facility management and the overall upkeep of the schools.
The Board of Directors of P.U.L.S.E. will continue to address the concerns of the community as it relates to Neighborhood Issues of crime by building a stronger HOTSPOT Campaign. We will work to expand the campaign into the City of Opa-Locka, Miami Gardens and surrounding municipalities of Miami-Dade.
P.U.L.S.E.'s Committee to End Discrimination will continue to monitor the actions of corporations, local businesses and governmental entities (e.g., Miami-Dade, Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Jackson Memorial Hospital, etc.) to ensure that discrimination in its many forms are abated.
The P.U.L.S.E. Youth Leadership Academy is designed to teach young people those effective leadership principles necessary to enable them to take a proactive role in improving their community via the political process. The program addresses issues related to teen violence, delinquency and youth apathy. It is designed to assist its members with formulating solutions to these problematic issues by visiting entities closely involved with these troublesome concerns such as the City of Miami Police Department, City Commissioners, County Commissioners, the State Attorney's office and Judges.
The target group are youth from the Liberty Square Housing Project and communities who daily struggle to live through the horrors of gun violence, drug activity, alcoholism and gang influences. They are also touched by systemic issues such as delinquency, teen pregnancy and high drop out rates. We are targeting our youth to become positive agents of change who will effectively spread important messages to their family and peers.
Through the Youth Leadership Academy young people are challenged, as well as empowered, to become leaders in their homes, their schools and in their communities. Studies and anecdotal evidence support the idea that children who work with businesses, leaders and other organizations will create a unified team of citizens within their community, dedicated toward a common goal. They will cultivate positive relationships and play a vital role in changing their communities for the better.
Ultimately, upon graduation, they will become role models and mentors for struggling teens as well as being mentored by those in law enforcement and the judicial system. It is the goal of the program to develop positive and productive citizens who will, in turn, ignite the same desire in their peers to effect change. As these young people grow and mature, these values will be ingrained in them and will be passed on to their children, thus having a long-term positive impact on the community at large.