A president initiates a book fair and a volunteer fair

April 7, 2015

Before Eduardo Padron was appointed president of Miami-Dade Community College in 1996, service-learning was already a growing practice on many of the college s campuses. Under President Padron s leadership, it has become one of the best-known practices on all of the college s campuses. President Padron put in place a month-long book fair to highlight literacy issues in Miami, opening up three blocks of downtown Miami to one thousand vendors and more than 10,000 visitors. More recently, he brought together hundreds of community organizations for Volunteer 98, a fair that drew 20,000 Miami residents downtown to learn about community service efforts and engage in five signature service projects.


From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy

Miami-Dade Community College - FL, Florida
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