David Lawrence Jr. has spent more than two decades working to equalize the playing field for all children in Florida.
As chair of the Children’s Movement of Florida, Lawrence has helped expand access to children’s health insurance, education and literacy.
These days, Lawrence is concerned about the future of the entire country. In his view, Greater Miami should lead the way.
“Here’s a community with 2.8 million people, larger than 16 states,” he said. “We ought to be a place that shows the rest of America how to care for each other and respect and celebrate what we have in common, and learn from our differences,” he said.
It is that civic mindedness that has earned Lawrence the prestigious 2021 Sand In My Shoes award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional public service in the metro area.
“David joins a prestigious group