For high resolution photos with captions from the Youth Automotive Training Center graduation, copy this link ( into your web browser. Deerfield Beach, Fla.  (May XX, 2017) – New skills and open doors were two of the biggest reasons friends and family of the 26 graduates of the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) gathered to celebrate last week. A crowd of more than 350 family members, guests and community leaders were present to honor the noteworthy accomplishments of YATC’s 38th class.
Classes begin August 28 Miami, May 15, 2017 – Registration is underway for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2017 fall term. MDC’s extensive catalog offers more than 300 academic pathways leading to bachelor’s degrees and associate degrees and numerous career training certificates at eight campuses and a major outreach center, as well as a growing Virtual College - MDC’s online studies program. 
As a college student, Marcelo Saenz took out loans, applied for scholarships and worked in order to finance his education. “My parents made too much for me to qualify for aid, but not enough to help pay for school,” said Saenz, now a successful personal injury attorney in Miami.
Tight finances didn’t bench Riane Roldan’s college dream. In fact, the economics of higher education propelled her to enroll in the Honors College at MDC and created a world of opportunity she never thought possible staying close to home and on a limited budget. “The school has allowed me to travel to Washington D.C. and New York. I lived in a castle in Salzburg, Austria for two weeks while attending a global citizenship seminar,” said Roldan, 20. “My perceptions of MDC were flipped. There’s a lot happening and lot of opportunities to be had. You just have to be the type of person who is hungry for those types of experiences. It’s the best decision I could have ever made.”
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts was one of only eleven organizations nationwide to be awarded through the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)’s Building Bridges 2016-2017 Grants Program, which sought arts- and culture-based projects that align with their goals to advance relationships, increase understanding and reduce bias between Muslim and non-Muslim communities nationwide.
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