Listening, connecting and engaging, members of The Children’s Trust community engagement team fan out across Miami-Dade County to mobilize people, support decision-making and help leverage existing resources – not to mention inform us about gaps in services to help guide future grant-making. The community engagement team’s strategic goal currently centers on supporting “People Acting to Revitalize Community Spaces” (PARCS). This involves convening, coordinating and communicating with organizations and residents to generate a collective vision, and to help them take the necessary steps to transform communities. Numerous parks have been identified to advance this engagement model. A unique partnership formed with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and many community and municipal partners has resulted in bringing the Soccer for Success mentorship sports program to several Miami-Dade County parks. To contact The Children’s Trust community engagement team with your idea to develop a neighborhood improvement plan, submit this online form.