Corporate Fundraising Sets Record for FIU

FIU University Advancement’s Corporate Relations team raised more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2017, doubling the record for corporate giving to FIU in a single year and exceeding their goal by $11 million. While the number is of great historic significance, the impact the funds raised will have on FIU is the true value: […]

Donors Partner with FIU to Help Students Survive and Thrive

The Education Effect— a groundbreaking partnership between private donors, Florida International University and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) aimed at student achievement – is in its sixth year and continuing to bear fruit. Initially introduced in 2011 at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City, with a $1 million gift from JPMorgan Chase, the program has grown and expanded […]

High schoolers earn FIU scholarships using

High school students hoping to one day earn a scholarship to FIU no longer have to wait. Thanks to a relatively new startup called, they can start earning scholarship money as early as their freshman year in high school. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML) Senior High student Christopher Perdomo discovered the program in September as he began his […]

Community health clinic opens at Miami Northwestern High

Center funded by $1.45 million federal grant to FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Just two days before the grand opening of the John H. Peavy Health Center at Miami Northwestern Senior High School (MNW), Racquel Vera was still busy unpacking supplies and equipment. Vera, a clinical assistant nursing professor at FIU […]

FIU receives federal grant to launch school-based clinic at Miami Northwestern

FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS) has received a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to fund a school-based, primary health care clinic at Miami Northwestern Senior High School (MNW) in Liberty City. “We see ourselves as a solutions center […]

President Rosenberg: Welcome to Fall 2015!

President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following memo to the university community on Monday, August 24, 2015. Dear FIU family: Here we are—ready to go into the new academic year full of optimism about what lies ahead. The Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote that, “The beginnings of all things are small.” But for our […]

Future educators receive hands-on experience teaching diverse students

When it comes to preparing tomorrow’s teachers, there’s nothing like getting hands-on practice in Miami’s local schools. But one College of Education professor took that practice a step further this summer when she moved her course on Teaching Diverse Populations into Miami Northwestern Senior High School. “After having an experience like this, my students truly […]

The Education Effect: Helping youth become ready for life beyond the classroom

In the heart of Liberty City, Miami Northwestern Senior High School is sprouting a crop of multi-talented youth through the work of The Education Effect, a partnership developed in 2011 between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, with support from JPMorgan Chase. It connects students, teachers, parents and the community with FIU’s […]