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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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Dawood

Sarah Dawood, a Community College Initiative Program participant from Pakistan, studied Business Administration and Management at Miami Dade College in the pilot year of the CCC program in 2010. As a divorcee, a woman and a mother of two, Sarah struggled to achieve her dreams in Pakistan – her lifelong […]

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