Fajar in Papua

CCI Alumnus Wins Prestigious Photography Award

While participating the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, participants learn how to build technical skills in applied fields and enhance their leadership capabilities, but they also have to learn how to advocate for themselves and their skills when they return to their home countries after their exchange year. For Fajar Kristianto, […]

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Aldonna at a water plant

Taking Initiative and Following Your Passion

At age 19, Aldonna Purba was already an employee at one of the largest water suppliers in the capital of Indonesia. As a microbiology laboratory analyst at Jakarta Water Supply Concessionaire, Aldonna gained an interest for water treatment and wanted to learn more about the field. When she learned about […]

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Celebrate CCI Seeds

#CCISeeds around the World

To celebrate 10 years of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, CCI alumni have been planting #CCISeeds around the world and posting on social media about their experience. So far, CCI alumni from 12 countries have participated in #CCISeeds, sowing seeds of good intentions for the future. The #CCISeeds campaign […]

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Exchange Programs Collaborate for IEW in Côte d’Ivoire

During her time in the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, Axelle “Stephanie” Amani was inspired by Miami Dade College’s involvement in International Education Week (IEW). Between dressing in national garb, sharing food, and presenting about their home countries, Stephanie says that the 2013 celebration of IEW “helped us all understand […]

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Philomène with CCI alumni at the launch ceremony

CCI Alumna Launches Children’s Community Center

Community College Initiative (CCI) Program alumna Philomène Kouakou, a Business major from Côte d’Ivoire who studied at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus from 2014-2015, has officially opened The Children’s House in Fresco, Côte d’Ivoire. The Children’s House is a play and learning space that Philomène created while studying in […]

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Students attending PACE classes.

Promoting Peace through Education in North Maluku

Glend Huliselan, a Community College Initiative (CCI) Program alumnus from Indonesia who studied Media at Scottsdale Community College from 2015-2016, has won a grant for his community project. The project, Peace Awareness Campaign through Education (PACE), enables youth from warring communities to learn together, in an effort to heal wounds […]

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Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2016 – Now Open

Learn more about how to participate in the 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition for your chance to win $25,000 to support your innovate solution to challenges in your community. The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now?

The CCI 2014-2015 Cohort departed only two months ago (May 2015), but that hasn’t stopped these eager alumni from continuing to thrive and challenge themselves. Here are just a few examples of the great accomplishments of our newest alum – remember, it has been only 2 months since they left! […]

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