Date Published: June 6, 2012
A project to help immigrant students looks for a boost
A student program at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus competes for a chance at funding from Mobilize.org and the Knight Foundation during the Target 2020 Florida Summit at Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach, where more than 100 South Florida community college students spent the weekend discussing and tackling the biggest challenges facing young South Floridians.
Date Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012Director of MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy to Receive Award for Student Development
Joshua B. Young, director of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (formerly the Center for Community Involvement), has been selected to receive the Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Advancement Award, which honors individuals who have contributed outstanding service to the advancement of student development. The award will be presented by the Association of Florida Colleges at its Annual Spring Conference Awards Luncheon on May 18 in Orlando, FL.
Date Published: February 22, 2012
College students are the focus of new "Netflix-like" voter-assistance website
A new voter-assistance website called TurboVote targeted for Miami-Dade College students is offering voting assistance in a convenient way. Students will now be able to start the voter registration process through TurboVote and also request an absentee ballot through the website.
Date Published: January 10, 2012
Miami Dade College Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked for increased opportunity for all Americans, much like we at Miami Dade College work daily toward improving the lives of individuals in our community through higher education. In remembrance of Dr. King's birthday and legacy on Monday, Jan. 16, the College's Center for Community Involvement (CCI) is offering us additional ways to give back to the community.
Date Published: Monday, November 21, 2011Miami Dade College Awarded Campus Compact Grant to Pilot Program
Miami Dade College (MDC) has been awarded a two-year grant from Campus Compact, a non-profit coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, to launch Connect2Complete (C2C), a peer advocacy initiative to help community college students stay in school and graduate. C2C also aims to increase student civic engagement and leadership in the college and community. MDC is one of only three institutions in the state selected to pilot the Campus Compact-funded project, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The MDC Center for Community Involvement, in partnership with Florida Campus Compact, will launch the project at the Wolfson Campus in the 2012 spring term. MDC is one of nine colleges in the nation selected to participate.
Date Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011MDC is Number One in the Nation in Applications for City Year National Service Program
For 50 years, Miami Dade College (MDC) has maintained a solid reputation for community involvement and dedicated public service performed by its students, faculty and staff on behalf of thousands of citizens both locally and nationwide. It comes as no surprise that recently, nearly 100 MDC student leaders - the highest total out of 1,400 colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide - applied to serve with City Year, an organization created 20 years ago on the belief that young people in service can be a powerful resource for addressing our nation's most pressing issues.
Date Published: Monday, June 06, 2011Miami Dade College Named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) reputation for exemplary service-learning and civic engagement, both as an institution and for its individual faculty and student projects, has been recognized on the national level once again. This time, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently named MDC to its 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities whose work in the community has helped achieve meaningful results.
Date Published: October 4, 2010
Miami Dade College Receives Grant for Service-Learning
Miami Dade College was awarded a $559,842 Learn and Serve America grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant will be used to encourage teachers to implement service learning into educational settings. It will also support the Learn and Serve Legacy project, a joint-effort between MDC’s center for community involvement and school of education.
Date Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010The Renowned Washington Center to Recognize Miami Dade College with Multiple Awards for Service and Faculty Excellence
The college will be recognized in October with the 2010 Higher Education Civic Engagement and Faculty Leader of the Year awards.
Date Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010Director of MDC's Acclaimed Center for Community Involvement Named Florida’s Big Brother of the Year
Miami Dade College's renowned Center for Community Involvement is one of the nation’s largest programs of its kind. Much of the Center’s success stems from its active director, Josh Young, who was recently named “Florida’s Big Brother of the Year” by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, an organization he has served for 15 years.
Date Published: May 11, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Earth Ethics Institute and Center for Community Involvement Sprout CROPS
Students, faculty and staff who crave organic fruits and vegetables in their diet, but have been constrained by costly price tags, can now pick up their produce at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus CROPS.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2010Miami Dade College Student Wins Top Service Award in the State
For the third consecutive year, a Miami Dade College student has won Florida Campus Compact’s top service award. In fact, Stephanie Del Pino, from MDC’s Kendall Campus Honors College, is the only student to receive a 2009 Excellence in Service Award in the Community/State College category and who will also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award this year.
Date Published: Friday, January 09, 2009Carnegie Foundation Selects MDC for Prestigious Community Engagement Recognition
After a rigorous selection process, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced it has selected Miami Dade College (MDC) for its 2008 Community Engagement Classification. MDC was recognized for its extensive community involvement initiatives - particularly for helping first generation and disadvantaged students attend college and for its well-known service-learning program.
Date Published: January 2009
Feeding the hungry while feeding the mind
College prep students in Professor Suzanne Pearl’s reading classes on Wolfson Campus learn to expand their vocabulary while contributing to the fight against world poverty. Pearl took advantage of a novel website www.freerice.com that provides online players with vocabulary and trivia games then rewards each correct answer with a donation of 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.
Date Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2008State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants Miami Dade College Nearly $70,000 for Service-Learning Projects
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) with a $68,344 service-learning grant.