QuickLook @ CCBU | Sept 22, 2010 Edition

The best of Miami-Dade cultural and community service organizations came together to celebrate the kickoff of the arts season. Visitors were able to watch performances on 2 stages, participate in seminars on community-based topics, enjoy festival food and register for discounts and giveaways from over 100 arts and community service organizations.

More than 500 people visited the CCBU booth on Sunday, September 12 at the Fall For The Arts Festival, organized by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Visitors who registered with us participated in drawings of upcoming DJAVAN concert tickets (donated by Rhythm Foundation) and baskets of Brazilian cultural goods. Click to view all photos
CCBU's members and friends joined President Adriana Sabino; Honorary President, Consul General of Brazil, Ambassador Luiz Augusto de Araujo Castro; Board Members Maria Inês Dal Borgo, Maria do Carmo Fulfaro; Gene de Souza; Francisco Ruiz; Cassia Silva, Nássara Thomé and Paulo Amado, at a sold-out luncheon celebrating the Brazilian Independence Day on September 9th, at the Churrascaria Fogo de Chão, in South Beach. Click to view all photos

CCBU CONGRATULATES the 2 new recipients of the CCBU-ODEBRECHT-TAM Scholarships. Solange Malavazi an Education Major and  Jonathan Eidam an Economics and Mathematics Major are the two new recipients of the CCBU-ODEBRECHT-TAM Scholarships.

On September 18, 2007, Mr. José Sampol, General Director of TAM Brazilian Airlines in Miami, and Mr. Gilberto Neves, President of ODEBRECHT Construction, together with Adriana Sabino, President of Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Flórida, presented to the Miami-Dade College Board of Trustees, the gift of $40,000.00 that provides the basis to the establishment of the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA Scholarship Fund and the TAM Brazilian Airlines Scholarship and ODEBRECHT Scholarship.

Recipients of the the CCBU-ODEBRECHT-TAM Scholarships are awarded to individuals who are degree-seeking students, enrolled in or accepted for admission to the Miami-Dade College, who demonstrated good academic performance and are able to read, write and speak Portuguese with fluency.

Dr. Eduardo Padron, MDC's President, Adriana Sabino, Jose Sampol, Director of TAM Airlines, Gilberto Neves, CEO Odebrecht Construction, Elena Ferrer, Chairman of the Miami-Dade College Board and Glenn Kaufhold, President of the Miami-Dade Foundation

Students, Teachers, Administrators

CCBU congratulates students, teachers and administrators of ADA MERRITT's K-12 Center on the exceptional FCAT's results

Ada Merritt's students of every grade tested, placed first, second, or third, in all subjects.

Mrs. Lenita O'Rourke fourth grade math students were ranked first in all Miami-Dade County Public School System (the fourth in size in the country).

Ada Merritt K-12 Center is the only public school in the U.S. that has a dual language (immersion) program Portuguese-English.

CCBU is a supporter of this program since its creation in 2003.

DJAVAN Friday October 29th, 8PM
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Espirito Santo Bank Presents
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139

One of Brazilian music's true legends, Djavan is known as an engaging performer and a prolific composer of classic hits. Known for his unique singing and guitar playing skills, Djavan's music displays elaborate melodies and subtle rhythmic patterns, which fuse Brazilian and African music with jazz. The US tour will feature his classic hits as well as the new and exquisite CD "Aria", his new release that features his interpretation of songs by iconic Brazilian songwriters.

Tickets on sale through or 800-745-3000 or the theater box office.
TAM Airlines – Official Tour Sponsor
A Rhythm Foundation Production

CCBU Member Announcement
Fall for the Arts Festival

Brazilian Independence Day Luncheon
Centro Cultural Brasil USA • 300 Aragon Avenue. Suite 250 • Coral Gables, FL 33134 • 305.728.9163
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