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About Us

Established in 2013, Foundations for Leadership Inc. is a non-profit, education organization dedicated to equipping young people for success in education, career, and civic life. 


Supporting educators is core to our work. We offer professional development and classroom resources to help schools and districts build Model UN programs or professionalize existing ones. Our team has more than 30 years combined experience in program design and implementation. Thanks to generous partnerships with higher education institutions and community leaders, we provide year-round support and learning opportunities to both teachers and students.

Student Leadership

Zayn Dalao

University of Miami Model UN, UM '26
Secretary-General, MDMUN High School 2024

Felix Nikel

St. Petersburg College Model UN, SPC '25
Secretary-General, PCMUN 2023

Jennifer Suarez

President, Miami Dade College Model UN, MDC '24
Secretary-General, MDMUN Middle School 2024


Michael J. Lenaghan, EdD
Mardee Jenrette Endowed Teaching Chair, Professor of Political Science/International Relations, Miami Dade College and the Honors College

Ned Rinalducci, PhD

Chair, Department of Social Sciences

Miami Dade College

Douglas Rivero, PhD

Assistant Dean & Professor, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services,
St. Petersburg College

Lucia Rodriguez, PhD
Director, Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Secretariat,
Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDG Academy Division

Andrew Roush
Communications Officer, Office of the President, University of Texas at Austin

Kelly Siegel-Stechler, PhD

Senior Researcher, CIRCLE at Tufts University


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