Our Coalitions

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

Experiential Learning in Technology

The South Florida Tech boom needs to fill thousands of open positions with qualified talent to continue its rapid growth and meet industry demands. FIU's Experiential Learning in Technology (ELT) program is dedicated to providing in-demand training to prepare participants for high-paying jobs in high-demand technology fields.

This program is open to current FIU students and alumni, and ELT network school students and alumni from Barry University, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade College, University of Miami and St.Thomas University.

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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.

Peaceful demonstration at FIU after the death of George Floyd in 2020

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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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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Community Events

Check back soon for more upcoming community events. Visit the FIU Calendar to see all upcoming events.

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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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