• Dr. Bachin Receives Florida Campus Compact Award

    Dr. Bachin Receives Florida Campus Compact Award

    2013 Community Engagement Educator

    Robin Bachin, UM’s assistant provost for Civic and Community Engagement and the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History, has received the 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award from Florida Campus Compact.

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  • On Engagement

    On Engagement

    Video produced by CCE!

    We interviewed people at the University of Miami on the importance of being engaged civically and in your community. These are some of their amazing responses. Many thanks to all our interviewees!

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  • Junior Guerdiana Thelomar Awarded

    Junior Guerdiana Thelomar Awarded

    Named UM's 2014 Newman Civic Fellow

    A double major in human and social development and visual journalism, Thelomar is deeply committed to social change, international development, and cultivating leadership capacity and youth empowerment. Congratulations Guerdiana!

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  • Growing the Good Food Revolution with Will Allen

    Growing the Good Food Revolution with Will Allen

    Video of Lecture Now Available

    On Thursday, March 28, 2013, several hundred University and South Florida community members were in attendance to hear Mr. Allen share his strategies on how to transform the production and delivery of healthy foods to under-served communities, advocate for more locally grown food products, and use farming techniques that turn waste into soil and fertilizer.

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  • 'Canes in the Community

    'Canes in the Community

    UM's 2012 President's Report

    The University of Miami's 2012 President’s Report highlights initiatives connecting the university with South Florida communities in areas such as civic collaboration, the environment, and economic impact. We invite you to take a look and learn about UM’s many projects and programs engaging our local communities.

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  • A Crucible Moment

    A Crucible Moment

    College Learning & Democracy's Future

    This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement is a national call to action, arguing that civic learning needs to be an integral component of every level of education, from grade school through graduate school, across all fields of study.

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  • Academics in Action

    Academics in Action

    CCE featured in latest MIAMI Magazine

    This Spring 2013 semester cover story highlights a variety of community-based projects students and faculty have been working on with the support of University of Miami's Office of Civic and Community Engagement.

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  • Why Does Miami Have the Lowest Civic Health in the Nation?

    Why Does Miami Have the Lowest Civic Health in the Nation?

    In a 2010 report on Civic Health, the Miami metropolitan area ranked at or near the bottom on almost all indicators of civic involvement. Factors included volunteering, charitable giving, voting, and non-electoral participation, among others. What can we do about it?

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  • Graduate Students Give Back

    Graduate Students Give Back

    Master's in Community & Social Change

    Students in the new Community and Social Change Master's Program visited the Florida Keys Children's Shelter and worked with the organization's staff on solutions to some of the challenges they were facing. Click below to learn how undergraduates can also be involved!

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  • Housing Research

    Housing Research

    Papers and Resources Available Online

    The housing crisis in America is one of the central features of the economic downturn of the last few years. The lack of affordable housing options combined with the ongoing foreclosure crisis means that people from low- income communities have few options when it comes to seeking safe, secure, and accessible housing. Find out more about our Focus on Affordable Housing and browse our online resources!

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  • Community Scholars Final Presentations

    Community Scholars Final Presentations

    Scholars Present New Research on Housing

    New strategies for helping low-income households to purchase homes, an affordable housing seminar for elected officials, and Universal Design were just some of the ideas presented by the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing at a public presentation to an audience of community development practitioners and advocates May 23 at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. Congratulations to all the Community Scholars for their successful completion of the program!

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  • CCE Day of Service

    CCE Day of Service

    In May, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement staff took part in a staff service day with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami at a build site in Liberty City. CCE staff got to experience first-hand all of the hard work that goes into getting deserving families into Habitat homes. It was a fun and productive day helping a family get one step closer to achieving homeownership.

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  • UM Receives Two Awards from Florida Campus Compact

    UM Receives Two Awards from Florida Campus Compact

    Recognition for engagement across campus

    The University of Miami was recognized for its culture of engagement with two awards from Florida Campus Compact earlier this month. UM received the Engaged Campus of the Year Award for the Independent Sector as well as the 2014 Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Award in recognition of the Civic Scholars program.

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