News Release

Gustavo Barreiro, 1959 - 2019

It is with a heavy heart that The Children’s Trust shares news that former member of the Florida House of Representative Gustavo Barreiro passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, August 16. Gus served as a Public Policy and Community Engagement Liaison for The Trust since 2015.

Photo of Centro Mater Miami, FL Executive Director J. Abilio Rodriguez; Nicklaus Children's Hospital School Health Program Program Coordinator Cleo Chumiso and Program Director Cindy Harrah, ARPN; Easterseals South Florida Education Services Director Camila Rocha and CEO Loreen Chant; 2019 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award recipient Judge Jeri Beth Cohen; and Michelle Forman of Guitars Over Guns; The Children’s Trust Board Chair Kenneth Hoffman and President/CEO James R. Haj

Alex Gort

Miami, FL – A judge who has spent her career looking after the wellbeing of children, a music mentor who used her struggles to inspire kids going through similar hard times and three programs that provide life-changing support to our youth throughout the county made up the list of honorees at

Photo of entrance to Metro Zoo.

MIAMI, FL – A day at Zoo Miami usually means some serious fun, but for The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery team charged with creating digital photo and video libraries that encourage the adoption of harder-to-place children, it’s serious business.

Dancer photographed in mid-air leap.

CORAL GABLES, FL – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor The Children’s Trust, announces the ninth annual Young Talent Big Dreams – the most widespread, local FREE youth talent competition in Miami-Dade County.

Image of pumpkin conductor in dreary forest at night with the full moon rising in the background

WHAT: Spooky Symphony, a ghoulishly wonderful repertoire performed by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony, is a free family-friendly Halloween concert featuring music from popular films such as Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and more; plu

Smiling boy and girl, each holding a book.

Miami, FL –  The Children’s Trust will host its annual Family Expo, a fun-filled family-centric community event created to connect parents to a wide range of programs and services for their children, on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children being held in chainlink cages by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

MIAMI –  The President’s recent Executive Order to end family separations and begin unified family detentions under the administration’s recently instituted “Zero Tolerance” policy fails to address the future of the more than 2,300 children who were taken from their asylum-seeking parents at our

Family reading on a blanket at the park.

MIAMI, FL – The Children’s Trust is challenging South Florida families to join the #Read30 movement and close the summer reading gap.