“A Night of Miracles and Music” to Benefit Milagro Center


The Delray Beach Initiative will be hosting “A Night of Miracles and Music” this Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at Kevro’s Art Bar from 6:30 – 10:30 PM to benefit the Milagro Center. Highlights of the night include the outstanding talents of Teri Catlin, JD Danner and Michelle Lynn as well as dazzling artwork by Milagro students on display and for sale, and a variety of interesting raffle prizes. This event is sponsored by the Delray Beach Initiative and hosted by Delray Beach’s own Steve Martel. Attendees will be asked for a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steve Martel at 561-573-3728 orsteveandlorimartel@yahoo.com. Located in one of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Delray Beach, Milagro (which means “miracle” in Spanish) Center is a nonprofit organization providing cultural arts, academic support, non-sectarian Living Values education and mentoring to the community’s most at-risk children living at or below the federal poverty level. Students attending Milagro Center gain an indestructible sense of self worth and succeed academically through participation in Milagro’s uniquely integrated curriculum. This past academic school year, 100% of the children attending Milagro Center were promoted to the next grade level. This is a significant outcome, considering that nearly 40% of all at-risk youth nationwide do not graduate from high school. Milagro Center’s social impact on the community at large is evident in the success of its children. “The support of the community is vital to ensuring the long-term success of a child who starts life at risk of educational and social failure,” says Milagro Center’s Executive Director Barbara Stark. “With the involvement of caring and committed individuals and local companies, the cycle of poverty and academic failure can be reversed. We hope the community will support us by coming out to this fun event and by doing so, help to ensure that our children will have a better and brighter future.” About Milagro Center Milagro Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an arts and education program that nurtures the seeds of creativity, builds an indestructible sense of self worth, and inspires youth to reach their fullest potential. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at www.milagrocenter.org, become a Facebook fan of “The Milagro Center” Cause page, and follow Milagro Center on Twitter @MilagroCenter.