Goleman students raise $3,000 for Project UP-START

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 19, 2023

     Members of Barbara Goleman Senior High School and its National Honor Society and the charitable organization Giving Gators present a $3,000 check on March 14 to benefit children who live in unstable housing and are educated through Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Project UP-START program. The funds were raised at the National Honor Society’s color run, Giving Gators said.

     Shown in the front row are, from left: Ana Knapp, MDCPS North Region liaison for Project UP-START; Bernadette Montgomery, MDCPS administrative director of Title I; Linda Cushman, Goleman’s NHS sponsor; NHS student officers Sebastian Perez; Angie Mesa; Isabella Santa; Destiny Arias; Andrea Vega; Sabrina Cruz; Isabella Forrero; Valentina Ciraulo; Nathalie Martinez and Matthew Aliaga; Goleman NHS Sponsor and teacher Ana Soto-Gonzalez; Pedro Arteaga, MDCPS district director Title I and Daylin Garcia, founder, Giving Gators.  In the back row are Giving Gators President Denis Brenes; Giving Gators member Mario Pinera and MDCPS Social Worker and Giving Gators volunteer Hector Abad.  Photo provided by Giving Gators.