Social entrepreneurship runs deep with the class of 2017.  MIAMI (April 24, 2017) – While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage for HIV-positive children. After returning home he devised a way to continue to help: he organized a charity auction of the children’s art work. That experience led him to create Ten-Yad (“Give a Hand” in Hebrew), designed to help children’s charities sell handicrafts.
Miami, April 19, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s Foundation raised a record $2.1 million to benefit student scholarships during its sold out 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, making it the most successful event in its 15-year history. The event also saw its highest attendance and sponsorship to date— with more than 1,000 attendees and a record 98 sponsoring organizations. The funds raised by MDC Foundation will be used for scholarships for current and future students.
Miami, April 13, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been selected to receive theCollege Board’s Modelo de la Comunidad Award. He will be honored April 26, during the 2017 Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America Conference in Orlando, Florida. “At MDC, we believe that opportunity changes everything,” said MDC’s President Padrón. “Accolades such as this only motivate us to continue working for an innovative educational delivery system that is high quality, accessible and affordable to everyone while closing the opportunity gap in our region and beyond.”
The Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators (JADE) will hold its annual awards banquet and dance on May 6 in South Florida. During the event, to be staged at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel and is part of JADE’s 23rd anniversary celebrations, the organization will award scholarships to high school graduates.
Miami, April 11, 2017 – From building robots to playing Latin jazz, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) unique summer camps are unmatched in variety, quality and fun! Open to kids, tweens and teens, the camps will be available at MDC campuses. Some of this year’s highlights include Robotics Camp, at the North Campus, and the Graphic Design Camp, at the InterAmerican Campus. Returning favourites include Animation, 3D Gaming Design, Learn to Code, Young Architects,Latin Jazz Experience, Kids/Teen College, Camp Wannadraw, as well as the popular Wild Things Happen Camp and Kidscene Camp, traditional summer camps where children participate in field trips, sports, reading, games, and more. 
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