The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives (CLACI) of the Miami Dade College (MDC) represents MDC in various regional forums while fostering regional initiatives to enhance economic and social development by improving the level of access to and quality of secondary and higher education. In the accomplishment of its mission, Miami Dade College - through CLACI - will serve as a hub to bring together relevant players from governmental and non-governmental institutions, media, business, academics, and diasporas from the Americas, to jointly address these topics as well as other significant issues in Inter-American Affairs. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives of Miami Dade College will take advantage of its location in the city of Miami - a strategic center for Latin American and Caribbean affairs - as well as its experience and technical capabilities, using the entire range of available digital technologies and social media.
Pillars for CLACI
- Academic Reflection: CLACI will convene events and initiatives of academic value, engaging professors, students, and other distinguished members of the Miami-Dade County community as well as distinguished visitors in dialogues on relevant issues affecting the region and its diasporas
- Student - Societal Interaction: Through the events and activities of CLACI, students will find resources, meet with Latin American and Caribbean leaders, and attend or participate in workshops, exchange programs and community organizing programs. In CLACI, Students will find a repository of meaningful initiatives on the region that they may choose to collaborate with. Students may also bring their own initiatives to the Center for guidance and potential support.