uAspire Miami hosts its 2nd annual Cap & Gown Gala on May 2nd, 2015 at the Miami Dade College Koubek Center. The event will feature The First One Awards, honoring individuals who, against great odds, rose above their circumstances to become a first-generation college graduate and is, today, a leader or rising star in their field or the local community. This year we proudly honor Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ambassador Simon Ferro and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
The evening will gather Miami Area business and community leaders to celebrate uAspire Miami and its mission to ensure that college is affordable and accessible for all young people. Throughout the night, guests will sip on cocktails courtesy of Bacardi, beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and enjoy delicious tapas and paella while dining al fresco. Unlike other galas, this one promises to be refreshing, as guests sit in lounge furniture and dance away to a live band under the night sky.
The Cap & Gown Gala featuring The First One Awards will ultimately highlight the trans-formative power of higher education to propel individuals and families toward lives of opportunity.Â Individual tickets are $175. For more info contact uAspire Miami’s Executive Director, Jerry Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org.Â #uAspireMiamiGalaÂ @uAspireMiami