Back2School with FIU's Education Effect

FIU's Education Effect partnership welcomes Liberty City and Overtown students back to school.


  1. At Brownsville Middle School in Liberty City, students were greeted this week by cheering faculty and staff as they walked the red carpet to start another school year. Cheered on by parents, community members and House Rep. Cynthia Stafford, the students were greeted with high-fives and "you can do it!" posters.  
  2. Students at Miami Northwestern Senior High were greeted by the famous “blender bikes” as they walked in on their first day. Students, faculty and staff all participated in the making of smoothies as well as welcoming new Bulls to the school. 

    "We are extremely excited to start our fourth year at Miami Northwestern," said Maria Lovett, director of The Education Effect at MNW. "Our hope for this year is to extend our reach to all students at Miami Northwestern. We want to know every student and make sure The Education Effect supports each of them in their journey through high school and graduate prepared for college and the future." 

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  4. Booker T. Washington Senior High School and Jose de Diego Middle School were also welcomed back with an “opening of schools” event for teachers and staff hosted by The Education Effect at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

    With special guest M-DCPS Assistant Superintendent Pablo Ortiz, faculty and staff participated in professional development, engagement opportunities and relationship workshops that will impact students at BTW and its feeder middle schools.

    "Infinite possibilities and building bridges" is what Donnie Hale, director of The Education Effect at Booker T. Washington, said he envisions for this upcoming school year. "Today is the start of an incredible year that will be filled with opportunities to grow," he said.  

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  6. We wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful school year!