The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Congratulations to the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe counties (ELCMDM) - winner of the 2009 GMSHRM Diversity & Inclusion Award on Oct. 20, 2009

After consideration of the nominations submitted online to GMSHRM, the Committee selected The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties (ELCMDM) as the winner of the 2009 GMSHRM Diversity & Inclusion Award. The ELCMDM was recognized at the Oct 20, 2009 Diversity & Inclusiveness Dinner.

Founded in 2000, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe counties offers a variety of affordable and innovative early education and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs serving more than 50,000 children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

The ELCMDM was selected as this year's Diversity & Inclusion Award recipient for its ambitious and impressive inclusion efforts despite its relatively small size and limited resources.  Worthy of mention is its diversity training program which is now shared with other coalitions and entities, its recruitment of minority vendors through its RFP process, and its teen-mentoring program.