Creating Opportunities for Inclusion

The Urban Initiative Task Force (UITF) was created by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council to help contribute to greater participation in Miami-Dade’s economic prosperity by residents of Black/African-American descent.

The Task Force works directly with the six industry-focused committees to create industry specific initiatives in support of changing this situation. The organization has recruited business and community leaders to help learn from the community, devise strategies and implement plans.

Urban Initiatives Agenda

Task Force Goals:

  1. Create sustained, collaborative efforts that will result in more participation and economic prosperity for all.
  2. Identify potential expansion, retention and relocation of businesses to traditionally underserved areas of Miami-Dade County. Members of the Task Force provide input and thought leadership on initiatives that result in job creation, workforce development, and opportunities for the residents.

Urban Initiatives Taskforce Leaders:

Newton Sanon, President/CEO, OIC of South Florida, Chair

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Shareholder, Becker – Chair-Elect

To learn more about why the Task Force was created and the impact it has done in the community, check out the article below.

Meet Sheri Colas-Gervais

Urban Initiatives Subject Matter Expert


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