Browsing the city website, I just learned that America’s Promise Alliance and ING declared “Coral Gables among the 2012 winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Coral Gables was selected for demonstrating a lasting commitment to youth development through educational initiatives, civic engagement, and recreational programs. The national competition is part of the Grad Nation campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to end the dropout crisis.
Among the programs assisting young people in Coral Gables is the compact agreement the City currently has with the Miami-Dade County School Board which has improved overall academic performance, increased school resources and expanded community involvement. As a result of this agreement, all Coral Gables schools have a grade B or higher and a new International Studies Preparatory Academy (ISPA) and Coral Gables K-8 Center have been established.”
This award confirms what we already knew – Coral Gables is terrific place to call home!