FACT: More than 73% of students attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 2016-2017 school year were registered for free/reduced price lunch. That's 259,815 students, many of whom go hungry during summer months when school is out. This past year M-DCPS registered 6,200 students living in insecure housing, and needing assistance for themselves and their families. Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) was founded in 2008 for students like these.
Besides helping to feed, clothe and shelter needy students and their families, FNEI supports initiatives such as the Cultural Passport program, equipping needy students and classrooms in poor schools with wireless devices, plus many other valuable programs. Last year alone, over 55,000 students benefited directly from FNEI-supported initiatives.
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Join us as we endeavor to make a change for the better in Miami-Dade County, one student at a time.
Supporting Miami-Dade County Public Schools since 2008
Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. seeks to enhance student achievement and community engagement
in support of The Parent Academy and other educational initiatives of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Public education is a public/private enterprise. It can succeed only with involvement and resources from all sectors of the economy and all segments of society.
To become a thriving Foundation capable of supporting all of Miami-Dade County Public Schools' strategic priorities
We pursue the highest standards of organizational performance.
We foster an environment that promotes inclusiveness, diversity, and pluralism.
We encourage creativity and adaptability to new ideas and methods.
We accept responsibility for our successes and challenges, and execute our work transparently and ethically, as we strive towards continuous improvement.
What We've Achieved
FNEI has helped low-performing schools and students succeed academically
Supports arts and cultural programs
Provides college scholarships for 30 students annually
Gives referrals and supplies monetary as well as other types of aid for students and their families in crisis
Raised $7 million dollars for wireless technology improvements in schools, allowing the District to capture $54.5 million in Federal E-Rate funds during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Secured 60,000 student devices for District schools and classrooms
Delivered free classes and workshops which help parents become full partners in their children’s education at more than 200 sites throughout the county
Increases teacher and administrator effectiveness through incentives and professional development resulting in improved student achievement
Over 1440 paid internships in the 2016 Summer Annual Internship Program