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From Civic Engagement to Social Change: MDC iCED

What is Civic Engagement? Look through this LibGuide to find out.

What is iCED?

iCED is a college-wide program that serves all eight MDC campuses, is part of Academic Affairs, works closely with Student Affairs, and is responsible for myriad programs at the college, including (partial list):

  • Academic service-learning
  • America Reads
  • Strong Women Strong Girls
  • AmeriCorps and AmeriCorpsVISTA programs
  • Civic leadership programs
  • Partnerships with non-profits and community organizations
  • Maintenance of community partner database (
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award program
  • Service-learning/civic engagement grant procurement and management
  • The Public Service Fellows program

iCED’s flagship program is academic service-learning which is the largest of any community college in the nation with more than 300 faculty, 1000 course sections, and 8,000 students involved in course-related service each year. 




Josh Young

Josh Young has helped lead service-learning, civic engagement, and community-campus partnerships with Miami Dade College since 1994. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia and master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from Florida State University. He served two tours with the Peace Corps in Mali and Paraguay, and he ran community service programs for youth for four summers in the Dominican Republic with Visions International. Josh has been a national service-learning mentor with the American Association of Community Colleges and has extensive experience leading workshops for faculty, students, community partners, and administrators around the nation.

Click here to read about MDC faculty who are integrally involved with iCED at MDC.


iCED program affiliation includes:

  • America Reads
  • Student Ambassador Program
  • Americorps
  • Strong Women Strong Girls
  • Smoking Prevention