1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor                                                                                               ...
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  1. 1. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgSummit Competition WinnersProject Title High School Community OutreachTeam Leader Name Aylwing OlivasName of Community College Miami Dade CollegeCollege Campus InterAmericanTeam Members: Please list your project team members and their email addresses for future summitcommunication. If you are proposing as an individual, please leave this question blank.Edwin RamosJennifer GonzalezMichelle SfeirProposal Summary (250 words or less): What issue/barrier does your project address? What is yourproposed solution? How will you implement your project? What steps will you take to reach your goal?The issue our group from Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus has decided to address is that of the gradation andcompletion rate of undocumented students within the Miami-Dade County area. Our Proposed Solution is to target and educateteens from the grades 9-12th on the options available to them; such as scholarships and institutions that accept studentsregardless of their legal status. Our project focuses on young teens because twenty-five percent of the students whom withdrawfrom our college do so because they are academically under prepared. We want to articulate to adolescent undocumentedstudents, and the community that they have options as long as they take their education seriously. The implementation of ourproject involves multiple steps such as the incorporation of social media sites, the creation of a website and distribution ofinformative Podcasts/YouTube videos via an Emailing system. We will be enlisting the help of Organizations specializing in thisline of work such as S.W.E.R. (Students Working for Equal Rights); F.L.I.C. (Florida Immigration Coalition) along with othercommunity groups such as the Miami Dream Defenders and the Student Government Association at Miami Dade CollegeInterAmerican Campus. We will be attending local High school assemblies and hold classroom workshops to help advocate ourmessage and encourage young students of all legal statuses to become more civically involved in their communities.Target Audience: What part of the student population will be impacted by your work? How?The undocumented student and economically underprivileged sector of the student population will be the ones most profoundlyaffected by our work. Through the facilitation and sorting of scholarships students will know what scholarships they qualify forbased on legal status, Grade-point average, community service, and financial need; all of which will be available on the websitewe will create. We will also incorporate "Know your rights" workshops, webinars, and personal stories of other undocumentedstudents to help empower and inform students of the rights, they and their parents possess within the United States. The "Knowyour Rights" workshops will be introduced because our data shows that fifty-two percent of the students who leave our campusis due to them working full-time. Therefore, we understand the correlation that exists between the young students whoseparents have been deported, and prioritization they put in joining the workforce to make "ends meet" rather than attendingschool full-time. Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  2. 2. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgMarketing: How will you spread the word and build support for your project? (Please answer to the best ofyour ability) What communications tools will you use to market your project?We will build support for our project by utilizing all channels of communication available to us. Primarily, our marketing willconsist of "word of mouth" campaigning and campus wide emails. We will coordinate with all the Student GovernmentAssociation chapters throughout the campuses within Miami Dade College to help increase awareness of our venture. Then wewill delegate with the organization S.W.E.R. and use their chapters within other institutions, and if the need presents itself; wewill utilize F.L.I.C.s connection with local news stations such as "Univision" and "Telemundo" to help get the word to ourcommunities. Additionally, we will be wearing shirts with our website address printed along the backside along with our contactinformation. And will hand out brochures and phosphorus glow in the dark bracelets also articulating the same information.Budget: Please describe the costs associated with your project. For existing projects please be prepared toprovide an estimate of expenses during the summit. (Please answer to the best of your ability) Includeadditional opportunities for funding and support.The full cost of our project sums out to be $3100.00 dollars. This includes an estimate of our website valued at $1,405. Sixhundred wristbands valued at $480, $500.00 for twenty five shirts for the individuals who will be presenting at the high schools,$300.00 Dollars for printing expenses, and $415.00 as seed money for fund raisers that will help support our project and coverother miscellaneous expenses that should arise.Goal: What is the overall goal that you would like to achieve with your project? For example: "My projectwill help increase completion rates of single parent students"There are three indicators that will indicate the success of our project. First, the actual increases of awareness of the rightsundocumented students possess along with institutions and scholarships available to them; difference in DATA will be analyzedby a beginning-year and end-year survey. Secondly, a tangible increase of attendance/completion rate of undocumentedstudents within Miami-Dade County area. And finally, the increase of community service and involvement by targeted students.Community/College Partner InformationAll Summit Competition project proposals must list a community partner at the applicants community college or at a partneringcommunity organization who will serve as an advisor to the project team. This institution/organization must also be a 501c3who can act as your fiscal sponsor should you win an award.Partner Contact Name Patricia TejedaEmail Address ptejeda@mdc.eduPhone Number (305) 331-2691Organization Student Goverment Association(Community College or Other) Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  3. 3. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgProject Title “My College Guide”. A hand book to guide Broward College students to a more active, productive and successful college experience .Team Leader Name Ajah McPhersonName of Community College Broward CollegeCollege Campus SouthTeam Members: Please list your project team members and their email addresses for future summitcommunication. If you are proposing as an individual, please leave this question blank.Albert HourieCrishell BautistaSerge MichelProposal Summary (250 words or less): What issue/barrier does your project address? What is yourproposed solution? How will you implement your project? What steps will you take to reach your goal?The Problem :One of the problems that I have detected at Broward College South campus is the fact that not enough students are gettinginvolved with student organizations at Broward College. I believe that this is due to a lack of awareness and the struggles ofbalancing a social and academic life while in College.The solution :I propose to create a student ran, organized and managed editorial magazine called “My College Guide”. This magazine will helpfirst time college students excel through “the college experience”. Ultimately, the “My College Guide” magazine can increasecompletions rate by providing students with knowledge of all: student organizations on campus, upcoming academic calendar,campus maps, student resources, scholarship opportunities, local businesses, and recreational activities that will help studentsstay focus on their college careers. This magazine will also provide several community service and service learningopportunities.Target Audience: What part of the student population will be impacted by your work? How?Who will benefit?The target audience for this “My College Guide” will be incoming freshman and current Broward college students. Also, all of thestudents that are responsible for creating the guide will obtain valuable experience. The “My College Guide” project has a lot ofstudent and facility support. Any funds that we are granted will be greatly appreciated and will be very useful in aiding to pay forthe expenses of printing the “My College guide”.Marketing: How will you spread the word and build support for your project? (Please answer to the best ofyour ability) What communications tools will you use to market your project?How will we market this idea?We will market the “My College Guide” through the college phone application that has already been created by students. Also,we will use online marketing strategies that incorporate using QR codes and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, andothers. Another source of marketing for the “My College Guide” is for it to be given to all of the new students that come into thecollege. This can be incorporated at the beginning of every freshman’s college experience. Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  4. 4. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgBudget: Please describe the costs associated with your project. For existing projects please be prepared toprovide an estimate of expenses during the summit. (Please answer to the best of your ability) Includeadditional opportunities for funding and support.What is the budget?The price of printing is estimated to be $1,000. With this, we would be able to create 3,000 copies of the “My College Guide”magazine with 34 pages full of information and beautiful colors.Goal: What is the overall goal that you would like to achieve with your project? For example: "My projectwill help increase completion rates of single parent students"How can this project benefit and impact the completion rate of student attending community colleges?The “My College magazine” will not only give the students a chance to finish what they start. It will also challenge studentsto create semester goals such as: • Increasing My Network - by meeting at least 10 new people that can help students excel in the classroom and post- graduation. • Joining a student organization- that can help students focus on their career goals and meet new people that can help in life after graduation. • Finding new hobbies- that can help students navigate away from negative influences that may prove the be detrimental to my college career. • Doing at least 10 hours. of community service- by doing this students in Broward College will learn how to become law abiding citizen and also learn how to provide and promote great deeds in the communities they may live in. • Applying for scholarships- that can help me fund Students College related expenses. • Attending Broward college-sporting event- doing this will help promote other students to engage in student activities such as college sports. • Trying 5 new local restaurants in the area of Broward College- doing this will help local business around Broward College that may be strugglingCommunity/College Partner InformationAll Summit Competition project proposals must list a community partner at the applicants community college or at a partneringcommunity organization who will serve as an advisor to the project team. This institution/organization must also be a 501c3who can act as your fiscal sponsor should you win an award.Partner Contact Name Erick PerezEmail Address eperez3@broward.eduPhone Number 954-201-8011Organization DECA Student Origination(Community College or Other)Address 7200 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines , FL 33024 Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  5. 5. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgCity, State, Zip CodeProject Title Students Excellent Expansive College Experience (SEECE)Team Leader Name Stefan MooreName of Community College Miami Dade CollegeCollege Campus Hialeah, North and InterAmericanTeam Members: Please list your project team members and their email addresses for future summitcommunication. If you are proposing as an individual, please leave this question blank.Jannette NunezLaiyen SuarezAmalia MariacaPaula VieiraFrank PellegrinoStefan MooreGerard PeanMac DineenProposal Summary (250 words or less): What issue/barrier does your project address? What is yourproposed solution? How will you implement your project? What steps will you take to reach your goal?We believe insubstantial academic preparation and inadequate advising, a lack of network support, and/or financial difficultieswhich cause a student to seek employment which may interfere with their collegiate progress and achievement are majorfactors preventing students from achieving their scholastic potential. In an effort to solve those aforementioned problems- wepropose that a new center and program be created for students who need additional support from the college. Much like MDCsACCESS center which provides, arranges, and coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities- we recommend that asimilar program be created but for struggling students who need additional individual and specialized assistance with tutoring,advisement, and moral support. The center can also be a colloquial gathering point.Target Audience: What part of the student population will be impacted by your work? How?Modeled after the ACCESS Center and Single Stop, our group proposes to aid an array of pupils, of the same diversity composingout college. Our group targets a general audience because weve identified everyone, and not just one specific group faceschallenges, obstacles, and debacles for college completion. We especially plan to target students discerned as "at risk forfailure" who lack proper support and guidance.Marketing: How will you spread the word and build support for your project? (Please answer to the best ofyour ability) What communications tools will you use to market your project?Theres a plethora of ways to market our program. Conventional ways to market our programs includes posting flyers, promotingin large events (such as club rush, etc), contacting through popular social media (e.g Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  6. 6. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgsending/forwarding emails via college faculty and student body. We also plan to further expand our audience group by creatingvideos to reel in students, promoting the program and demonstrating video through MDCTV, as wells as creating a website/blogto post updates and reach a very broad population, and also reach people in an intimate level by personally promoting,speaking, and initiating giveaways to motivate students.Budget: Please describe the costs associated with your project. For existing projects please be prepared toprovide an estimate of expenses during the summit. (Please answer to the best of your ability) Includeadditional opportunities for funding and support.Rooms that are not being utilized can serve the space for the said center. Furnishings could be provided by the school. Themajority of our budget will be spent of the hiring of additional advisers and students which will work at the college.Goal: What is the overall goal that you would like to achieve with your project? For example: "My projectwill help increase completion rates of single parent students"The proposed project will allow for students to receive adequate academic preparation through the establishment of a centerwhere students will be able to receive support from advisers in the case that there is a lack of network support (family andfriends as well as help in regards to financial difficulties that may interfere with their collegiate progression.Community/College Partner InformationAll Summit Competition project proposals must list a community partner at the applicants community college or at a partneringcommunity organization who will serve as an advisor to the project team. This institution/organization must also be a 501c3who can act as your fiscal sponsor should you win an award.Partner Contact Name Michael LenaghanEmail Address mlenagha@mdc.eduPhone Number (305) 237-1631Organization Miami Dade College(Community College or Other) Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  7. 7. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgProject Title Improving Graduation Rates with a Four-Course Success SequenceTeam Leader Name Ari PenaName of Community College Miami Dade CollegeCollege Campus InterAmericanTeam Members: Please list your project team members and their email addresses for future summitcommunication. If you are proposing as an individual, please leave this question blank.Ari PenaJoanna Matthews-PaceAbril MariacaAxel TurciosProposal Summary (250 words or less): What issue/barrier does your project address? What is yourproposed solution? How will you implement your project? What steps will you take to reach your goal?After reviewing Miami Dade Colleges (MDC) institutional research on negative retention and success rates throughout thestudent population, as well as the Strategic Progress Plan which states MDCs commitment to effectuating solutions for thispredicament, we propose the implementation of a four-course success sequence. This sequence would be aimed to improvesuccess rates by adopting some of the Student Life Skills (SLS) courses at MDC and modifying them to be more sequential andcomprehensive. It would in essence model after The Honors College Interdisciplinary Honors course structure with the addedcomponent that the professors for those courses would act as personal advisors for their students.  The sequence wouldspread across four semesters: S1: Study Skills, Time Management, and Familiarization of the college S2: Major ConcentrationStudents interested in transferring to a four year institution: S3: College Applications S4: Transition Preparation Studentsobtaining a Bachelors degree at MDC or going straight into the workforce: S3: Social and work protocol S4: Job placement,interview skills, resume creation skills (Each of these courses would be a requirement every 15 credits completed towards anAssociate degree. For students in Bachelors programs, the first pair of courses would be required during their first 30 creditsand second pair during their final 30 credits) Implementation would take large amounts of time and resources which are out ofour control. However, we would like to test our proposal on a focus group of 100 students by condensing the courses into fourworkshops which students would attend throughout an academic year. This would provide us with evidence that our successsequence works and increase our credibility to the college.Target Audience: What part of the student population will be impacted by your work? How?Our proposed focus group would consist of 100 MDC students which are as diverse as possible in regards to majors, campuses,and gender. However, the long term goal of our proposal is to impact all MDC students.Marketing: How will you spread the word and build support for your project? (Please answer to the best ofyour ability) What communications tools will you use to market your project?We will find volunteers for our focus group from e-mails sent to students through the Student Life departments as well as the Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  8. 8. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgInstitute for Civic Engagement and Democracy. We will also seek referrals for students from the Student Services office andprofessors who teach the colleges SLS courses. Simultaneously with our efforts to work with the focus group, we will inform thecollege of our proposal by presenting it to members of the colleges MDC3 committee as well as at retreats for SLS professors.Budget: Please describe the costs associated with your project. For existing projects please be prepared toprovide an estimate of expenses during the summit. (Please answer to the best of your ability) Includeadditional opportunities for funding and support.The costs that will incur during our project are directly related to the incentives provided to participants for them to attend thefour workshops. At a minimum, we would like to provide participants with meals which would range anywhere from $2,000-$4,000 in total depending on the duration of each workshop (1 meal vs 2). All other funds raised would be used for extraincentives such as raffle prizes for attending the workshops.Goal: What is the overall goal that you would like to achieve with your project? For example: "My projectwill help increase completion rates of single parent students"Our goal is to have 90% or more of our workshop participants successfully complete their degrees on time, minimize the numberof excess credits they pay for, and transfer to a four year institution as efficiently as possible. Accomplishing this smaller goalwill provide us with the needed credibility that our success sequence works and should be implemented throughout all of MDCfor all students.Community/College Partner InformationAll Summit Competition project proposals must list a community partner at the applicants community college or at a partneringcommunity organization who will serve as an advisor to the project team. This institution/organization must also be a 501c3who can act as your fiscal sponsor should you win an award.Partner Contact Name Rosany AlvarezEmail Address ralvare1@mdc.eduPhone Number (305) 282-1222Organization Miami Dade College(Community College or Other) Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  9. 9. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgProject Title Breaking Down the Barriers: empowering MDC women to make informed decisionsTeam Leader Name Laura DelgadoName of Community College Miami Dade CollegeCollege Campus WolfsonTeam Members: Please list your project team members and their email addresses for future summitcommunication. If you are proposing as an individual, please leave this question blank.Cindy TorresValerie JeanMakisha NoelRenette CharlesDaniel SanchezVanessa GaspardJasmine DavisProposal Summary (250 words or less): What issue/barrier does your project address? What is yourproposed solution? How will you implement your project? What steps will you take to reach your goal?The barriers that prevent Millenials from completing college are pregnancies, lack of good decision making, and unhealthyhabits. We are all a part of the organization known as Strong Women Strong Girls and as a result we will focus primarily onwomen. Our solution is a campaign known as Breaking Down The Barriers in which we will work with Miami Dade College womento address the essential barriers that hinder college completion. Our campaign will begin with a kick off event introducing ourcampaign. Throughout the year we will hold Sister Circles that will be our campaign support groups. We will also hold panelswhich will discuss the various issues surrounding our campaign, as well as, interactive workshops. To close our campaign, wewill hold a run that will tie together the campaigns mission. The run will also include information booths and conduct healthscreenings.Target Audience: What part of the student population will be impacted by your work? How?Our Target audience is Miami Dade College women.Marketing: How will you spread the word and build support for your project? (Please answer to the best ofyour ability) What communications tools will you use to market your project?We will use social media websites such as Facebook and twitter as well as advertising on television and radio. In addition, wewill work closely with various student organizations that will help us reach students all throughout the campus. Flyers andposters will also be included in our marketing plan.Budget: Please describe the costs associated with your project. For existing projects please be prepared to Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.
  10. 10. 1875 K Street NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Office: 202.642.4320 Fax: 202.729.8100 www.Mobilize.orgprovide an estimate of expenses during the summit. (Please answer to the best of your ability) Includeadditional opportunities for funding and support.Activity Time Frame Cost Total Kick-off September $2,550 Sister circles Sept-April $420 Workshops/Panels: -P: Feb $2,000 -W:November Run April $2,000 $6,970Goal: What is the overall goal that you would like to achieve with your project? For example: "My projectwill help increase completion rates of single parent students"Our project is to help Miami Dade College women break down the barriers in order to acheive college completion. Kick Off Thiswill be the opening event for "Breaking Down the Barriers," our campaign in Miami Dade College Wolfson campus targetingcollege women to make healthy choices and decisions in life that will positively affect the completion of their college education.This event will be held at the college in the month of September and it will include performances and expositions expressing thetheme of our campaign. The kickoff event will include skits, musical and dance performances and painting expositionssurrounding the campaigns idea. There will be a raffle and several booths that give out information about the message. SisterCircles The goal of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to empower Miami Dade College women to build confidence and self-esteem.For our proposal, we will try our best to incorporate the goals of Strong Women, Strong Girls to help women complete theireducation and to realize their full potential. One of our motives is to organize a support group system for women in Miami DadeCollege known as Sister Circles. The main goals of the Sister Circles is to encourage women to be involved in school activities,meet new people, and create an environment where women can be comfortable, discuss their issues and receive support fromtheir peers. Barriers that we believe are preventing women from finishing their education are pregnancies, and unhealthydecisions. Sister Circles would help women realize that they can overcome these barriers, by directing them to child careservices. In addition, we will work to encourage women to make healthy decisions in their lives including, healthy eating habitsand safe sex. We will also emphasize the importance of education and help women realize that dropping out is not an option.Sister Circles will take place twice per month from September until April. For the Sister Circle attendees, they will be able tofurther connect with each other through hercampus.com, which is an online news, blogging, and magazine website for collegewomen. Workshops/Panels We will organize two interactive workshops and a series of three panel discussions. The workshops/panels will address topics such as pregnancy prevention, healthy relationships, women as agents of change, healthy decisionmaking, and nutrition. There will also be a networking power lunch in conjunction with the women as agents of change panel.We plan on working with non-profit organizations to both conduct workshops and be members of the panels. Run: As aculminating event to our year-long empowerment campaign, we will host the "Breaking Down the Barriers Run" The run has twokey messages; the Importance of health and the Importance of completing college. We will invite organizations to haveinformation booths and also conduct health screenings. Booths will include: safe sex information, blood pressure, cholesterollevels and nutrition, yoga demonstrations, mentoring and tutoring programs.Community/College Partner InformationAll Summit Competition project proposals must list a community partner at the applicants community college or at a partneringcommunity organization who will serve as an advisor to the project team. This institution/organization must also be a 501c3who can act as your fiscal sponsor should you win an award.Partner Contact Name Tamica RamosEmail Address tramos@mdc.eduPhone Number (305) 237-7470Organization Center for Community Involvement(Community College or Other) Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems.

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