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 (...)
Miami, Fl is the city in the United States with the lowest civic health score. It is a city in which it is common for people to be inconsiderate and develop tunnel vision. On any given day in Miami, it would be considered awkward or strange--and even discouraged, to say hello to a person walking (...)
Last Monday, during Constitution Day, the Miami Dade College in Miami, FL hosted a series of events in all of its campuses highlighting the importance of voting during elections. Students were then gathered at Wolfson Campus, the school’s Downtown Miami location, at the college-wide event “MDC (...)
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 address the problem of low graduation and completion rates of undocumented students, a program will target and educate teens from 9-12th grades on their educational options, such as scholarships and institutions that welcome students regardless of their legal status. By partnering with community groups already working on the issue, creating a website and distributing informative podcasts and YouTube videos, the project aims to encourage young students of all backgrounds to become more civically involved in their communities. (...)
SEECE will provide individual and specialized assistance to struggling students, a new center will offer personal tutoring, advisement and other types of academic and moral support. We believe insubstantial academic preparation and inadequate advising, a lack of network support, and/or financial difficulties cause a students to seek employment which may interfere with their collegiate progress and achievement. This is a major factor preventing students from achieving their scholastic potential. (...)
With opening remarks and the Kickoff speech completed, the Target 2020 Summit is now officially underway! After the opening remarks, Summit Participants got down to business and started tackling some tough issues.
Mobilize.org facilitated a fascinating discussion about the challenges faced by (...)