Student Launches Nonprofit To Enhance The Arts And Address Necessities

Miami Dade College student, Jonathan Wynn-Strachan created the 60 Minutes of Arts nonprofit in 2014 to bring activities and events to the inner city neighborhoods of Miami that have lost art program funding. To do this, Wynn-Strachan presents visual and performing arts activities in the community so students can integrate these skills in their education.

“The arts play a pivotal part of language arts and reading; they are important in social studies; and they are universal, nothing else functions without it,” Wynn-Strachan said.

Recently, Wynn-Strachan launched a nonprofit, Cares, a comprehensive program that serves those in need of food and clothing.  The organization works with the College’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, allowing MDC students to help and complete service learning requirements. Initiatives include feeding the homeless.

To get involved, students can sign up as a volunteer at For more information, contact:

Maria Vizcaino

Maria Elena Vizcaino, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at MDC-West. Vizcaino, who graduated from Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School in 2015, will serve as a briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2016 summer semester. She aspires to become an investigative print journalist.