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Creating a Strong Community Together

At Florida International University, community engagement has been part of our identity since the very beginning. Since our founding, we have been committed to collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. Over 50 years later, and our FIU family is still dedicated to making a difference in and serving those same communities. FIU's Office of Engagement serves as a partner in collaboration to its community, faculty, and students. Through community partnerships, public private partnerships, multi-stakeholder coalitions, and leading in assist, the Office of Engagement is able to work with its stakeholders and unite collective resources to embrace the most complex challenges in the community and create impact, hope and opportunity.

Learn more about what we do and how we can serve as a partner on your journey to create impact.

“We are about making a difference. We are about taking responsibility. We understand that our community can only get better if we engage, if we lean in, if we care, if we’re concerned. That’s who we are at FIU.”FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg

2018 Community Engagement by the Numbers

  • 1,000

    attendees at 8 Tostada Tuesdays

  • $150,000

    and counting raised for FIU's United Way Campaign

  • 250+

    veterans and supporters at FIU's annual SGA Veterans Day Celebration Breakfast

  • 200+

    students from 12 institutions presenting at Life Sciences South Florida's STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • 1.2 million

    impressions garnered on social media for #FutureIsUs on its kickoff day

  • 220

    City of Miami Beach elementary school students enrolled in after school enrichment programs taught by FIU students

  • 150+

    undergraduate students engaging with legal professionals during the first ever Cheesin' It with Saif

  • 200

    high school students placed in summer internships through the Talent Development Network

  • 500

    attendees welcomed to the Miami convening of Forward Cities to discuss inclusive innovation and economic growth

At FIU, the #FutureIsUs. 

The Office of Engagement is committed to bringing visibility to, recognizing, and creating a university-wide culture of being community engaged. Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are engaging in a collective effort to demonstrate the work FIU is doing in the community through the #FutureIsUs hashtag initiative. The #FutureIsUs hashtag allows our FIU family and community to share and highlight changemakers and impactful partnerships and programs. The #FutureIsUs hashtag initiative supports the Office of Engagement's efforts to collect data and examples of community engagement for the university's Carnegie Engaged University reclassification application.

Learn more about the #FutureIsUs initiative, the Carnegie Engaged University reclassification process, and how to share your #FutureIsUs project or story.

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“We know that FIU is a force for good in our community. This initiative builds a sense of unity and pride for the work and impact we have and is pivotal in helping us achieve the Carnegie designation. Many members of the FIU family regularly engage and do work in the community on behalf of the university. We want to recognize them and their efforts.”Vice President for Engagement Saif Y. Ishoof

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