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Making a Difference

Making a Difference

NBC 6 Shares Stories of Difference Makers Working to Improve Our Community

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated senior prom Tuesday for their students with special needs.

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

Football Unites Police and Youth

Football Unites Police and Youth

One local organization hopes to bridge the gap between South Florida's youth and law enforcement agengies. NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz reports

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:27 PM EDT

Coconut Creek Senior Challenges Stereotypes About People With Disabilities

Coconut Creek Senior Challenges Stereotypes About People With Disabilities

He's literally a big man on campus, a senior who can hang out with anyone at Coconut Creek High School, but Santiago Juan Orozco chooses to walk a different path.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 05:37 PM EDT

Recipes For Change: Local Chefs Help Feed the Homeless

Recipes For Change: Local Chefs Help Feed the Homeless

More than 35 chefs from South Florida's food scene join forces with Camillus House to whip up four-course meals for the homeless. NBC 6 anchor Johnny Archer shows you how these chefs are making a difference...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 03:39 PM EDT

Stroke Awareness Month: #CheckItSFL to Understand, Prevent

Stroke Awareness Month: #CheckItSFL to Understand, Prevent

The South Florida American Heart Association wants to spread understanding to enhance prevention during Stroke Awareness Month.

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:43 PM EDT

Nonprofit Throws Baby Shower for Moms-To-Be for Mother's Day

Nonprofit Throws Baby Shower for Moms-To-Be for Mother's Day

Mother's Day was conceived to honor mothers but many moms lack resources and support. One local nonprofit organization wants to help their transition into parenthood.

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 07:02 PM EDT

Monsignor Pace Senior Is a Leader for Young Women in STEM

Monsignor Pace Senior Is a Leader for Young Women in STEM

Vanessa Perez-Robles heard all the numbers and decided to take action. She created the Women in STEM Club at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami Gardens.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 07:07 PM EDT

Hialeah-Miami Lakes English Teacher Has Been Inspiring Students for Decades

Hialeah-Miami Lakes English Teacher Has Been Inspiring Students for Decades

Elena Sanchez is a treasure, the kind of teacher who sets the template for other teachers to follow.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT

Attorney Turned Teacher Making a Difference at Nova Middle School

Attorney Turned Teacher Making a Difference at Nova Middle School

There's a reason Kristin Murphy feels at home in the realistic mock courtroom at Nova Middle School. She's a licensed attorney who left that profession to teach law full time at Nova Middle School in Davie.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 02:54 PM EDT

Teacher Appreciation Week: Educators Making a Difference

The community in South Florida is recognizing educators who have made a differen...View gallery

  • The Pre-K Team – Greynolds Park Elementary School
  • Ms. Schneeberger and Ms. Takacs – Silver Ridge Elementary
  • Ms. Manzieri – Key Biscayne K-8 Center
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