Coffee with the Community: A Conversation with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Economic Opportunity Director

Join the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) and members of the business community in an informative discussion. Learn about the new opportunities available to small businesses, and find out more on how to become pre-qualified and certified with M-DCPS.

Please RSVP by December 18, 2013 by emailing to oeo@dadeschools.net or calling 305-995-1307.

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About OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity)

Introduction
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the country. The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida (The Board) adopted policy 6320.02 (Small/Micro Business Enterprise Program and Minority/Women Business Certification) in 2012 to provide expanded and equitable participation by small and micro businesses in School Board procurement of goods and services, construction, and professional services.

Mission Statement
The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) promotes the economic development and growth of Small/Micro Business Enterprises and Minority/Women Business Enterprises through its certification program, community outreach programs, contract review and monitoring activities in addition to ongoing interaction with other municipal agencies, quasi-public agencies and the local marketplace. The OEO strives to ensure that local SBE’s, MBE’s, and M/WBE’s have the maximum opportunity to do business with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida and to provide equal opportunity for all segments of the contracting community. The OEO currently operates under School Board Policy 6320.02.

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About Kerline K. Jules (675 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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