Supported by a three-year $1 million dollar grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, The Education Effect is a university-community partnership between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to support educational achievement in Liberty City. The ongoing initiative is engaging stakeholders throughout the underserved community, advancing FIU’s vision to serve as a catalyst for transformational change.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor. I’ve always wanted to help people. As a high school student, I maintained a 4.3 GPA, volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital, and organized blood drives at my school. I thought I was well on my way to attending college and then medical school and fulfilling my dream,” said Jasmin Qyyum ’11, an FIU alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was a QBIC scholar.