Leading by Example: The Five Conditions of Collective Impact

Collective Impact initiatives are difficult to describe until they begin to crystallize into action, require an immense amount of consideration, intention and thoughtfulness and can feel frustratingly slow at times. So why on earth would a group of stakeholders, usually organizations and communities already heavily taxed with work, take on this messy process? Perhaps the answer is because we all have learned that working independently … Continue reading Leading by Example: The Five Conditions of Collective Impact

3 Reasons Why Higher Education is Good for America

Higher education is no stranger to controversy, but once again the merits of this venerable institution are being called into question. A spate of bad publicity about open speech, hazing and the cost of higher ed has many Americans wondering if a college degree is really worth the effort. Those doubts resonate in the results of a highly publicized Pew Research Center survey in which … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Higher Education is Good for America

Summer Program Aims to Help Students with Disabilities Transition to College

On June 18, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) welcomed 32 students to the 2017 Summer College Study Skills Institute (CSSI). This program is an alternative admissions program for students with disabilities designed to acclimate the students to the FAMU campus while focusing on providing them with study skills that will lead to their collegiate academic success. The … Continue reading Summer Program Aims to Help Students with Disabilities Transition to College

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‘Believe in Yourself’: A Star Student Shares Tips for Scholarship Success

From the time she was in middle school, recent high school graduate Karla Menchu-Saban set her sights on attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. “I used to say, ‘One day I will study and graduate there,’” said the teen, who attended Lake Worth Community High School, a few miles up the road from FAU. Her dream is coming true, and in a big … Continue reading ‘Believe in Yourself’: A Star Student Shares Tips for Scholarship Success

Three Reasons Why a Native MBA is About More Than Business

Business skills are certainly essential in any good business degree experience, but they alone will not create meaningful social and environmental change or provide greater economic opportunity.  Only when students possess a strong network of support, a sense of what works, and an appreciation of what doesn’t can they be powerful leaders of change.  Here are some examples: A shared “best-practice” environment. A universal truth … Continue reading Three Reasons Why a Native MBA is About More Than Business