South Florida leaders join the Alumni Circle members on March 9th as they support the organization Teach For America.

As part of its commitment to improving education in South Florida, the college’s Alumni Circle will be hosting a special reception for Teach For America—“Leading the Education Revolution”—to increase awareness about the important work of the organization.

This evening reception, to be held on March 9, 2006, at the Miami Children’s Museum, will feature live music and special guest speakers, including the college’s Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam, as well as corporate supporters of Teach For America: Maria Alonso, senior vice president at Bank of America; Jack Lowell, vice chairman of the Codina Group, and Mark Trowbridge, deputy executive director for business development at the Miami Parking Authority. Additionally, attendees will hear from a Teach For America Core Member (teacher) and principal in order to get a true picture of the important work they are doing in our local schools.

Among the sponsors are the Miami Children’s Museum, Outback Steakhouse, Dadeland Mall, Southern Wine and Spirits, Hoodiny Entertainment Group, and the Miami Parking Authority.

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in public schools in urban and rural areas and become lifelong leaders in expanding opportunities for children in low-income communities. Since 1990, more than 14,000 exceptional individuals have joined Teach For America. They have affected the lives of two million students and form a growing force of civic leaders committed to ensuring that our nation lives up to its ideal of opportunity for all.

For more information about the Alumni Circle or this specific initiative, please contact Director of Alumni and Partner Relations Monique Catoggio at 305-348-4227 or e-mail

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