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Education

Developing a Culture of Excellence: Center for Leadership at FIU

In a unique partnership with Miami Northwestern Senior High School, and with the support of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the FIU Center for Leadership is committed to inspiring, motivating, and encouraging Miami Northwestern’s non-instructional staff to connect and develop relationships with their students that will contribute to the student’s overall development and future success.

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Who are you?

The FIU Center for Leadership is a nationally recognized center for leadership research, development, and training. The Center’s leadership development programs were recently ranked #1 among educational institutions in the USA.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Traditionally underachieving ETO schools struggle with issues of morale, student and teacher retention and graduation rates. There are 108 schools in the district identified by ETO as underachieving schools. Students in these schools often lack appropriate role models and sometimes only find structure and positive interaction is from school staff. Given the socio-economic challenges of students at ETO schools, the school environment plays a significant role in students’ overall development.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Education Goal 1: M-D children have access to a quality education: Helping to maintain designated ranking of A for Miami Northwestern. Improved school quality helps future workforce needs and attracts residents and businesses to our community.
Education Goal 2: M-D students thrive academically. Promoting positive school/work environment provides stability and incentive for retention and graduation.

Please give examples of your project's success.

These workshops were created to meet Northwestern's pressing need for broader foundation for maintaining school performance.This year, 2 workshops have been held with more than 50 participants and 190 contact hours. The success has already been acknowledged by school leadership, "I have received great feedback" and "I truly believe you and your team was sent from heaven. I was wondering for years what can be done with staff to meet our service expectations. Finally my dream has come true!"

Organization Name (or individuals name) FIU Center for Leadership

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Civic Engagement

“GIVE 50” – FIU to Kick-Off Community-Wide Service Effort

In celebration of FIU’s upcoming 50th Anniversary in 2015, the university’s renowned Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will challenge its students, employees, alumni, family and friends to “GIVE 50” – 50 hours of service to the community in recognition of FIU’s 50 years in the community. The massive community engagement project intends to spark a commitment to a life of active citizenship that will promote a long-range,... more »
Who are you?

CLS provides learning experiences; build the capacity of college students to lead and serve. Through leadership education and practical application students learn how to become active citizens on campus in their respective communities.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

“GIVE 50” will impact the issue of civic engagement. FIU is a major institution in Miami-Dade County with over 6,000 employees, 50, 000 students and 125,000 alumni living in the local area. The “GIVE 50” challenge will use the milestone of FIU’s Golden Anniversary to jump-start a movement of volunteerism by challenging students, employees, alumni and friends to pledge 50 hours of community service to commemorate FIU’s 50 years in the community.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

The Our Miami Report states that “Miami metro residents were found to volunteer the least among major metros and young adults in Miami Dade volunteer at a lower level than other major metros.” “GIVE 50” directly addresses volunteerism and will create a model for other major institutions to follow.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The Center for Leadership & Service at FIU has a solid track record of civic engagement. In 2013-2014, CLS engaged over 3,000 students in leadership programs and service activities and recorded over 65k service hours generated by our students. CLS has a database of over 200 community partners and the mechanisms for tracking student participation. This model can be used to replicate the needed infrastructure to facilitate the participation of employees and alumni in community based volunteering

Organization Name (or individuals name) FIU

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Civic Engagement

Sant La Fellows: Next Generation of Civic Leaders

Sant La Fellows is a community leadership fellowship program that targets Haitian-Americans in South Florida. We will choose Fellows who have demonstrated a passion for volunteering and community involvement. The 12-month program will deepen their understanding of ethical and efficient leadership, community-building, Haitian cultural heritage, civic participation, philanthropy, and it will connect them with leaders heading... more »
Who are you?

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center serves as a central intake, screening, case-management, and coordinating and referral resource for Haitian children and families in Miami-Dade County, and we've been doing so for 14 years.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

The project will create civically engaged community leaders. The Fellowship will insist on teamwork, accountability, shared responsibility, and honest reflection, four components that are important for the stabilization of the Haitian community. When the present community leaders inevitably hand the reigns over, we want to ensure that those receiving the reigns are fully prepared and completely understand the challenging but worthwhile task ahead of them.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Sant La Fellows addresses the young adult volunteer rate. We will cultivate young Miami residents who will address the needs of the Haitian community. In order to successfully accomplish those tasks, the Fellows will also have to become engaged electors.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The success of Sant La Fellows will be measured by the number of young Haitians who: are ready to lead; invest their time and talent in South Florida’s civic life; are able to raise awareness of the successes and continuing obstacles in the Haitian community in their social circles, including social media; invest their dollars into the community’s causes.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center

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