Miami, Florida | June 18th, 2018
South Florida entrepreneur Rodolfo “Rudy” Bustamante, founder and president of MagicWaste Youth Foundation, has been sworn-in as a member of the Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance (widely known as CBC Alliance).
Formed by Florida Legislature in 2000, the CBC Alliance brings together the child welfare community, system stakeholders and community partners to identify and address system challenges and barriers that impact outcomes for children and families in Miami-Dade.
The board is chaired by former State Representative Gustavo “Gus” Barreiro, Policy and Community Engagement Liaison at THE CHILDREN’S TRUST.
Prior to Mr. Bustamante’s appointment, the CBC Alliance was composed of approximately 25 members that represent a diversity of agencies, entities and individuals who are involved with or knowledgeable about the child welfare system. The statute and the Alliance bylaws require that the following entities are represented on any county’s community based care alliance (mandated members):
- the Department of Children & Families
- 11th Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Division
- Miami-Dade County Police Department
- The Children’s Trust
- United Way
- Miami-Dade County Public School System
- Miami-Dade County Government
The Guardian ad Litem Program, Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Voices for Children, Educate Tomorrow, and several children advocate/foster parent groups are among the entities involved in the CBC Alliance.
Mr. Bustamante, president and CEO of MagicWaste Management, a solid waste and recycling services management company based in the City of Doral, Florida, explained that his contributions to the CBC Alliance will be three-fold. He will provide fellow board members with the private sector’s perspective regarding the wellbeing of the county’s disadvantaged children. In addition, he will act as a liaison between the CBC Alliance and the local business community, proposing and developing ways in which Miami business leaders can assist the organization with its work.
And what may be his most important contribution to the board: Sharing his insights into the plight of disadvantaged youth men and women that are being aged-out of the foster care system. MagicWaste Youth Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization he established in January 2017, focuses on assisting these South Florida youths with housing, mentoring, guidance, education, and many other needs.
The CBC Alliance meets the first Thursday of every month, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, at 401 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida in the Department of Children and Families District Administrator’s office in the North Tower (N-1011). This meeting is open to the public. For more information on the CBC Alliance, please contact Executive Director Bryttany Stringer at 305.577.1778 or Bryttany.StringerCBC@gmail.com.
For more information on Mr. Bustamante and MagicWaste Youth Foundation, please email INFO@MagicWasteYouthFoundation.org or call 786.655.0667.