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ADL receives generous Grant Award to fund bullying prevention programs

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is proud to announce that the League has just received a generous Grant Award from the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc. that will help expand ADL’s No Place for Hate® campaign into ten new schools in North Miami- Dade County during the 2012-2013 school year.

No Place for Hate® programs were developed to organize schools and communities to work together and develop activities that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony amongst diverse groups.

Through a generous grant provided by the Harriet and Jack Rosenfeld Foundation in 2009, schools throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have already been and continue to be designated No Place for Hate®. Through this new incredibly generous fund from the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc., ten elementary and middle schools in the North Miami Beach Senior High School and North Miami Senior High School feeder patterns will receive bullying-prevention trainings for educators and students.

“The Anti-Defamation League is extremely grateful to the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc. not only for their generosity, but for their acumen in recognizing the need to stop the epidemic of bullying and cyberbullying in our schools through a communitywide approach,” stated Lilian Medina, ADL Florida Education Project Director. “Through this grant, ADL’s No Place for Hate® anti-bullying and prejudicereductions programs will impact over 3,000 students and almost 100 educators. By targeting specific school feeder patterns, our goal is to create a longlasting climate change in schools to ensure the continuity of a positive antibullying environment throughout a child’s entire school experience.”

Nearly two dozen schools in South Florida have already fulfilled ADL’s requirements to become designated as No Place for Hate® since 2010. Through the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc. Grant Award, ten more schools will qualify to be designated No Place for Hate® upon fulfilling ADL’s criteria.

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, Inc., is a private grant-making foundation, supporting projects and programs designed to improve, preserve or restore the health and health care of the people in Miami-Dade County. For more information or a grant application, contact Ms. Kim Greene, Executive Director at (305) 667-6017 or visit their website at www.jtmacdonaldfdn.org.

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