Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

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May 24, 2016 In The News

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) hosted a recent summit on Capitol Hill focused on mentoring for African American males. Wilson was joined by Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

May 18, 2016 In The News

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson celebrated the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s “Academic Signing Day” for the 2016 class on May 9 at Jungle Island.

Eighty-one graduating seniors, newly christened Wilson Scholars, put pen to paper and signed scholarships to the colleges or universities of their choice.

May 18, 2016 In The News

A new focus on the lives and well-being of at-risk boys and young men of color is taking shape in Congress, said Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, a Florida Democrat, who launched the new Congressional My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Caucus on May 17.

Wilson, a former elementary school principal in Miami, said the new caucus will work to educate Congressional lawmakers and the public on issues related to increasing opportunities and removing barriers facing boys of color, including Black, Hispanic and tribal boys.

May 10, 2016 In The News

MIAMI (WSVN) — Almost a hundred Miami-Dade high school seniors received scholarships for college, thanks to a special program.

Monday night, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project held its prestigious annual Academic Signing Day at Jungle Island.

Eighty-one young men signed scholarships to the colleges or universities they will be attending or enrolling in.

Role Model Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, served as the keynote speaker at the event.

Feb 24, 2016 In The News

Miami-Dade County on Friday threw its support behind President Obama’s campaign to save young men of color, just as the nation’s new education chief launched a complementary campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism among students.

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Carlos Gimenez formerly launched the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in Miami-Dade County at a town hall discussion on ways to make the plan work locally. More than 200 local leaders including mayors, police chiefs, social service agency heads and school district officials participated.