Our Coalitions

FIU is leading the efforts to address urgent situations, empower the community, provide resources and create long-term social change.

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Venture Miami Opportunity Program

Venture Miami cultivates talent through technology, social networking and access to capital.

Funded by JPMorgan Chase, Venture Miami provides targeted access and support to female founders of color in South Florida by engaging community-based organizations and potential investors.

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South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance

The South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance (SFBPA) aligns advocacy efforts in response to COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the Black community in South Florida and historic economic access and mobility gaps. The alliance is comprised of leaders in business, civil rights and economics across the Tri-County area.

Launched in June 2020, The SFBPA is a direct-action recommendation coming from the Equity Action Advisory Group.

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Urban Potential Laboratories

The Urban Potential Laboratories offer certificates and badges useful for working in middle-skill health care jobs, including the NOCTI-Medical Assisting Certificate and MDC Prior Learning Assessment Credit, in just 14 weeks.

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Talent Development Network

Talent Development Network, a first-of-its-kind regional program, was pioneered by South Florida’s local academic and economic development institutions to create paid internship opportunities to foster the growth of university graduates and local businesses. FIU, along with six major academic institutions, works to link talented students with high-paying internships.

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Life Sciences South Florida

Life Sciences South Florida is a partnership between universities, colleges, economic development agencies and research institutions that works to connect industry partners and world-class institutions to drive research and high-paying jobs in the life sciences industry within South Florida.

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We're always on the lookout for meaningful connections and partnerships that help drive positive change within our communities. Let us know below how we can partner together to make a difference!

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