Miami Dade College Student Named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Miami, March 20, 2018 – Miami Dade College (MDC) sophomore, Daniela Alvarez, has been named a Campus Compact 2018 Newman Civic Fellow, a prestigious national distinction as one of the finest student leaders in the nation. Campus Compact is a Boston-based nonprofit working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

Alvarez is an exemplary student civic leader and changemaker. Having emigrated from Cuba as a child, she relentlessly endeavored to chart her path in Miami. At MDC, she has created spaces for students to learn, research, act, discuss, listen and question in order to foster a more empowered, aware and active community. Alvarez has served as an Andrew Goodman Foundation Democracy Fellow, founded MDC’s Integrated Law and Ethics Society, served as a leader for the Model United Nations and Political Science Clubs, and served as Student Government Senator, as well as taught civic engagement and sustainable development through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Program, among other accomplishments. In all of her roles, her focus was addressing the root causes of civic disengagement through education and empowerment. Alvarez is attending MDC North Campus and will graduate this May.

The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

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About Campus Compact:
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity. Visit