Miami Student Joins Education Movement in Liberty City
(Miami, FL) – Cinnamon Williams, a Vote Everywhere (VE) Ambassador at Miami Dade College, has joined the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) as an instructor in their K-5 education program, Project Promise. Project Promise is a free academic enrichment program, which operates as a partnership between MCI and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Cinnamon will be instructing history and politics to a class of fourth graders at Charles R. Dew Middle School, the same school she attended when she was younger.
Williams is a rising sophomore at Miami Dade’s Honors College, majoring in Computer Engineering. Her long-time passion for combatting social inequality drew her to The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s premiere VE program.
“A huge part of being a VE Ambassador is working hard to keep local communities educated and engaged. The program taught me how to communicate about politics and the electoral system in an accessible and meaningful way. What inspired me to do this project was the lack of political education throughout Liberty City. It’s an opportunity for me to share my knowledge and give back to my community,” says Williams.
Launched as a pilot program in 2012, VE now operates in 21 states and is directed by over 100 student Ambassadors. Its current network of 44 campuses is home to a student population of nearly a million.
“It’s very important that our VE Ambassadors promote civic engagement both on and off campus. By finding unique ways to connect community issues to lack of voter access, our students continue to develop their leadership skills and affect positive change in their neighborhoods,” says Kevon Haughton, AGF’s Vote Everywhere Program Manager.
About The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Established to continue the legacy of Andrew Goodman, a civil rights worker murdered during Freedom Summer 1964, The Andrew Goodman Foundation partners with America’s colleges and universities through its Vote Everywhere program which provides student leaders with a platform to register and mobilize voters, organize campuses, and collaborate with their peers. To learn more, visit www.andrewgoodman.org.