Education Effect expands to Little Haiti
With a $2 million donation by local philanthropist Rose Ellen Greene, the Education Effect, is expanding into Little Haiti at the Jesse J McCrary Elementary school. A joint program between Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), Education Effect seeks to connect the local community, schools, students and parents with university expertise, resources and research-based intervention programs to address pressing educational and social needs.
The program is launching this week with a check presentation at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School, to be attended by M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, M-DCPS Vice-Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, and program expansion donor Rose Ellen Greene.
The expansion into Jesse J. McCrary Elementary School marks the first time the program will be working with an elementary school and will incorporate researchers, faculty and staff from FIU’s Center for Children and Families, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary clinical center committed to improving the lives of children and families. Education Effect has been working with Miami Northwest Senior High School since 2011, launching an integrated STEM education initiative, a Bull Investors Financial Literacy and Investment Program, as well as expanded opportunities for Miami Northwest Senior High students to to take college courses for college credit in high school through Dual Enrollment.