The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center promotes the study of Latin America and the Caribbean in Florida and throughout the United States. By forging linkages across the Americas through high- quality education, research is aimed at better understanding and addressing the most urgent problems confronting the region. The Center, funded by Title VI, is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Resource Center on Latin America, recognizing it as one of the top Latin American and Caribbean Centers in the world. The Center draws upon the expertise of one of the largest concentrations of Latin American and Caribbean Studies scholars of any university in the country. This Emerging Preeminent Program will continue strengthening its partnerships with other units throughout the university, such as the Digital Library of the Caribbean, to expand and deepen FIUs strengths in Latin America and the Caribbean.