Civic Engagement and Ethical Leadership initiative

STU’s Civic Engagement & Ethical Leadership [CEEL] Initiative promotes the engaged citizenship of first-generation and Hispanic students through community-based learning focused on public problems, their root causes, and sustainable solutions. These high-impact practices correlate positively with academic persistence, graduation, and employment




PACT- PACT uses the power of large organized people to hold public officials accountable to create systemic change in Miami-Dade County. PACT is a ‘direct action’ organization; it hosts large community assemblies where public officials are encouraged to adopt solutions to serious problems. Once PACT members achieve victory on a campaign, leaders put in place a series of checks and measure to ensure that progress is made. Public officials remain accountable even after the original objective has been fulfilled. 


CIW- Unique partnership among growers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms.


Opa-locka Community Development Corporation- (OLCDC) transforms under-resourced communities into vibrant, desirable, engaged neighborhoods by improving access to health, education, employment, art, safety, economic development and affordable housing.