MIAMI DADE COLLEGE IS
[ BELIEVING ]
Kenmel believes his dreams are attainable
When he was 10 years old, Kenmel Guzman trekked 3,000 miles by foot from Honduras to Miami to pursue the American dream. He faced many hardships growing up with his mom and siblings in a low-income household, but scholarships and mentor support have unlocked doors he believed were closed. This aspiring doctor will be the first college graduate in his family.
A boy who always thought he had nothing now has something. MDC changed my life.
[ SUPPORTING ]
Students receive extra support they need
One financial emergency can derail community college students from pursuing their dreams. When the alternative is dropping out, MDC provides essential social support and emergency assistance for students like Madeleine Morales, who struggled when her car broke down. From food insecurity and homelessness to mentorship and trouble navigating college, MDC is here to help.
I’m grateful for the extra support. MDC gave me another chance to attend school, and my family and I could breathe a sigh of relief.
[ BECOMING ]
Ty will break the cycle of poverty
Scholarship support is helping Tyquarn Moss Jr. study at MDC so he can become a lawyer and eventually give his family a better life. Ty’s ambition and enthusiasm fuels him, hoping to blaze a trail and set an example for his siblings as he pursues the American dream.
This is my chance to become somebody. I’m going to prove to myself and the world that circumstances don’t have to hold you back from your dreams.
[ RECREATING ]
Scott is starting a new life as a civilian
After serving as a medic in the U.S. Navy for five years, Scott Rose is transitioning into civilian life. Today MDC is helping him recreate his future. Scott is one of thousands of veterans studying at MDC who have found extra support, a sense of community and the opportunity to explore new passions.
I found a great support system here. MDC is allowing me to reinvent myself.
[ SERVING ]
Ayo is impacting one life at a time
Graduating from MDC with a passion for improving health outcomes, Ayomidamope Adebiyi is now serving hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers in her home country of Nigeria. Through her nonprofit Care for the Unreached, the nursing school alumna organizes community outreach programs to provide women with newborn care kits and education on issues like breastfeeding, child immunizations and contraception.
The best thing that ever happened to me was MDC. It inspires you to pursue your passions and serve your community.
[ DISCOVERING ]
Carolina is finding her voice
After 27 years as a Dreamer, Carolina Romero found her voice on issues of immigration and discovered her passion for law. The wife, mother and student juggles it all, and MDC scholarship support is helping her graduate on time so she can pursue her dreams.
MDC is helping me become the leader my community needs so I can help immigrants like me. MDC is changing my family’s future.
[ GIVING ]
Beatrice gives back
Beatrice Louissaint is a prominent business leader in Miami who credits her success to MDC. Today the proud alumna serves on MDC Foundation’s Board of Directors and has created her own legacy.
I want to leave a legacy for young Haitian students after me. I’m honored to support my alma mater through a planned gift.