Awards

Community Recognition & Awards

1995 – “Peace and Unity Award,” presented by the St. Martín de Porres Association

1995 – “Certificate of Appreciation,” presented by the Coalition of Hispanic American Women

1997 – First legal services contract in the State of Florida, awarded by Florida Department of Children and Families

2001 – “ARETE Award” as the “Program of the Year,” presented by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

2002 – December 10th proclaimed as “St. Thomas University Human Rights Institute Day” by the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

Grants

The Human Rights Institute has received grants from many community organizations, including:

  • Dade Community Foundation
  • Metro Dade County Board of County Commissioners
  • Miami-Dade County Government
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, and administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families

In-Kind Support

The Human Rights Institute has received in-kind support from many organizations, including:

  • National Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation
  • United Nations Commission on Human Rights