Newman Civic Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship is presented annually by Campus Compact, a national coalition of over 1000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education, to one student per member institution.

Nominees are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. The fellowship honors inspiring student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experience to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.

This year, Luiza Kinzerska-Martinez was selected as the University of Miami Newman Civic Fellow. Since the fall of 2014, Luiza has been involved with the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches where she has coordinated various community events supporting sustainable practices and was instrumental in the coordination of the Environmental Film Fest. In addition to the Fellowship, Luiza has been recognized with the President's Volunteer Service Award. Through her extensive volunteer experiences, it is evident that Luiza has committed to positively impacting her global communities.

 Applications for the 2017-2018 Newman Civic Fellowship will be announced early Spring 2018.