Archive | May, 2012

Board Member Spotlight: Modesto E. Abety-Gutierrez

15 May

Modesto E. Abety-Gutierrez was appointed president and CEO of The Children’s Trust in 2003. He served as director of the Miami-Dade County Children’s Services Council (CSC) for 12 years before joining The Children’s Trust.

During the course of more than 30 years of public service, Mr. Abety-Gutierrez has also served as executive assistant to the Director of the County’s Community Action Agency and Head Start Program, director of Social Services for the County’s Public Housing Authority; Special Project’s Officer on Community Development, Housing and Homelessness at the United States Conference of Mayors, and as a community organizer and social worker with a variety of organizations and agencies serving the poor, aged and distressed families.

He serves on the boards of the Juvenile Justice Board, the Policy Group for Florida’s Children and Families and The Florida Children’s Services Council.

Mr. Abety-Gutierrez holds a Master in Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College/City University of New York and his Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Florida State University.

June 21 is National Summer Learning Day

2 May

June 21, 2012 is the Sixth Annual National Summer Learning Day. Summer Learning Day is a time for communities to celebrate the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people and their families. A wide array of public agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, universities, museums, libraries, and summer camps across the country will celebrate the sixth annual Summer Learning Day on June 21st. As in past years, we hope that many of Florida’s Afterschool programs will host events that showcase summer programs and raise awareness about how these programs. These programs send young people back to school ready to learn, support working families and keep kids safe and productive.

Each year, Florida is one of the leaders nationwide in the number of summer learning day events. Let’s continue that tradition. For more information, please visit