Knight Foundation contributes $2 million to FIU’s CasaCuba

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation followed up its seed funding of FIU’s CasaCuba – an initiative to harness the University’s Cuban cultural and scholarly resources – by announcing a $2 million grant on Monday. “We are honored that the Knight Foundation continues to support FIU in making our dream of CasaCuba a reality,” said […]

Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family donate $1 million to FIU’s CasaCuba

Local construction business leader and member of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors Agustín R. Arellano, Sr. and his family have donated $1 million to CasaCuba. “Cuba is close to the hearts of so many of us at our FIU and in this community. This is why we have long dreamed of building a home to […]

Knight Foundation grant to support Puerto Rican students at FIU

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded FIU a $350,000 grant to support Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria. The grant will fund living expenses, tuition, and other costs associated with relocation for students who have come to South Florida to continue their studies at FIU, while universities on the island […]

CasaCuba: a home for all things Cuban at FIU

The Knight Foundation provides seed funding A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support “CasaCuba,” an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at FIU. The initiative will harness FIU’s prestigious scholarly and cultural resources to activate its extensive Cuban collections for scholars and the public, with the eventual goal of constructing […]