While you may think that technology is distracting the youth and separating us from the world, my personal experience —pre and post election 2012— has shown me that young multi-taskers pay as much attention to their civic duties as they do to technology.
As a 22-year-old Venezuelan who moved to (...)
FUERTE is a winning project from Mobilize.org's Target 2020 California Summit. FUERTE addresses the lack of supportive reception and orientation services for incoming freshman at the community college level, specifically new and recent Latino high school graduates.
Why do many incoming (...)
Several months ago, I became involved with Mobilize.org through one of the CA MeetUps. This MeetUp was not only vital to my college career and future in the field of Communications Studies, but also taught me one of my fundamental beliefs today. Over the course of this quarter, I have learned more (...)
June 8th, 2012
Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes
Amber Cruz, Mobilize.org
Five Student Ideas for Improving College Completion Rates Win Funding at Miami Summit
Under Secretary of U.S. Department of (...)
To increase college completion rates, a series of four workshops will better prepare students for their futures. The workshops, available for 100 students, will adopt and modify Student Life Skills courses and focus on issues like study skills, transition preparation for four-year colleges, job placement courses and more. If successful, the project aims to expand the workshops into a larger set of courses available for credit and to the entire student population. (...)
Breaking Down the Barriers will empower women to make informed decisions that positively affect their college completion efforts, a new program will provide a support network to students. By tackling barriers that women face with respect to college completion, like pregnancies and other unhealthy life choices, the program will help build confidence and self-esteem through support groups, panel discussions and interactive workshops. (...)
We had a great opening day at the Target 2020 Summit, as college students from all over South Florida convened in Miami to meet, collaborate, and engage with each other to discuss increasing civic engagement on their campuses and throughout their communities.
We were honored (...)
In 2010 - 2012, Mobilize.org will convene three Summits, each with 150 Millennial community college students in attendance and many more participating online. At each Summit, Mobilize.org will provide awards to the top projects that address community college completion rates. Through the use of keypad-voting technology, winners will be decided by Summit participants, and at each Summit a total of $25,000 will be distributed to projects that will be incubated by Mobilize.org for a period of 12 months. (...)
Mobilize.org believes that educational attainment is one of the single most important factors in reversing generational poverty. We also believe the Millennial Generation should play an active role in the future of education in our country. (...)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Washington, DC based non-profit, Mobilize.org has awarded two groups of Central Piedmont Community College students with awards to launch campus and community projects that address college completion in Charlotte.