It’s a new year, and Knowledge Of Careers has hit the ground running over the past month. We have upcoming events and new developments in our Ambassador class, but as an organization we have built new partnerships with committed local institutions. These groups share the same goals of professional improvement in the upcoming generation, and we are happy to have them in the Knowledge Of Careers family.
One of the most exciting partnerships we’ve had to date was finalized near the end of 2016. It is with great joy that we announce that we are officially partnered with the Miami Dade Public School System. The Miami Dade Public School System is the largest in the southeastern United States, and the fourth largest in the nation. With over 400 schools and more than 370,000 students, the district serves as an irreplaceable and awe-inspiring force that educates and enriches the children of our neighborhood. We are humbled to be considered in the ranks with such a storied and beneficial organization, and are looking forward to the steps we can take together towards the uplifting of our student body.
Beyond the realm of high school, we have also recently partnered with organizations associated with higher education. Moving into the new year, Knowledge Of Careers is now collaborating with both the Education Effect at Florida International University and the Toppel Career Center at University of Miami. Together, the two create a clear path to success beginning in high school and ending in employment, and are happy to assist in the transition along the way. The Education Effect is a partnership between Florida International University, the Miami Dade Public School System, and the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, and is committed towards improving the quality of high school level education courses. With support from the Lennar Foundation, the Education Effect has recently moved into Booker T. Washington High School, where our Ambassadors are currently enrolled.
The Toppel Career Center at University of Miami has always had the goal of preparing students to make educated decisions as they move into long-term careers. Providing students with assistance and support throughout the process of application, negotiation, and acceptance, the Center has produced some of the finest young professionals to come out of the Miami Dade area. As our students move towards the realm of professionalism, the Center will be a foundation that will allow them to catapult toward success.
We are also excited to announce our involvement with the Miami chapter of Urban Promise, a nonprofit organization that is devoted to the academic achievement and spiritual growth of Miami Dade students and young adults. By creating an environment with positive role models and improvement programs, Urban Promise acts towards providing a relief from the stresses and dangers of low income neighborhoods, and invests in individuals who will work towards becoming passionate leaders in their own community. Our students will continue to draw insight from the leaders at Urban Promise, and will carry their values forward with them as they grow.
With the support of these organizations we feel as if we have started the year off on the right foot, and we are enthusiastic to see how our own group grows and develops as we work with them towards the professional and academic success of our students. Their impact will be felt now, and for years to come, as our Ambassadors grow into capable, intelligent trailblazers and entrepreneurs.