Alexis Caputo


Staff Report

The Girls Coalition, a program of the Women’s Fund of Dade County, will get a lesson on how to use art to transform their trauma at their next meeting, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. at the Girl Power offices in the Culmer Commuity through art Center, 1600 NW 3 Avenue in Miami.

Alexis Caputo – an interdisciplinary artist, activist, educator and researcher – will do a presentation on her international project AFRO DIARIES, that shows how to use arts-based programming to help girls who’ve experienced trauma heal.

Caputo has trained Girl Power staff on her methodology and has worked with other youth development agencies on various arts-related projects.

The community is invited and attendees are asked to bring their own brown bag lunch. Please note the Girl Power offices are to the right of the Culmer Center’s main entrance and there is parking inside the iron gates on all sides of the building.

The goal of The Girls Coalition is to strengthen girls serving the community by fostering advocacy, collaboration and education to help girls realize their full potential.

Meetings are targeted to adults, especially non-profit professionals who work with groups of girls to equip them with resources that help them provide positive guidance to the young ladies they serve.

For more information on the coalition, call 305-441-0506 or visit