Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service- read more (PDF)
Broward County will welcome over 150 international businesses, 350 local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 30 countries and government leaders from around the globe to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center for the 2016 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE).
In partnership with the Broward Municipal Services District, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist), to design, fabricate and install eight site specific artworks to be applied to eight traffic signal cabinets located in the Municipal Services District, Broward County, Florida.
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Broward County in partnership with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) will offer free, face-to-face tax help for those with low-to moderate incomes beginning January 28 through April 11, 2015 at Franklin, Roosevelt Gardens, and Sunview Park.
Please visit www.irs.gov and type VITA in the search box and click on “Free tax return preparation for you by volunteers” or call 2-1-1 or visit vitataxesfree.org for more information.
Hundreds of bikers and spectators from across South Florida, came out for the inaugural Lance Corporal (LCpl) Janos V. Lutz Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Ride on Sunday. The 26-mile long motorcycle ride began at Western High School in Davie, and ended at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. More...
On Friday, December 6, 2013, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of 16 new homes, nine of which were built in Roosevelt Gardens and seven in Washington Park neighborhoods.Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Broward County’s Housing Finance and Community Development Division, along with the two local builders who constructed the homes, Inner Urban Asset Management of Fort Lauderdale, LLC and Access Builders, Inc. participated in the community event. Photo at left: HUD Representative Armando Fada speaks at ceremony.
The newly constructed homes, which are energy efficient, were made possible through collaborative efforts of Broward County, HUD, and DEO. Funding for the project was provided by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery initiative (DRI), a HUD grant distributed to states affected by the destruction of the 2005 hurricane season. Photo at Right: Community members attend ribbon cutting ceremony.
Do you have a great idea on how to improve the transportation process in Broward County? Well, SPEAK UP BROWARD, an initiative of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO), wants to hear from you!SPEAK UP BROWARD is seeking proposals, designed by you, to benefit all of us.
Share your ideas on how to improve transportation in Broward County, by submitting a proposal for a mini grant funded by the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO).A grant briefing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2013. View poster here.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the first District 9 Community Forum was held at the Urban League of Broward County's Community Empowerment Center. It was a powerful, informative evening, with over 150 people in attendance. In addition to Commissioner Holness’ District 9 update, the night included updates from officials from organizations throughout Broward County including:
Art Kennedy – U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings’ Chief of Staff
Robert Runcie – Broward County Public Schools Superintendent
Scott Israel – Broward County Sheriff
Mason Jackson – Workforce One Employment Solutions President/CEO
Judge Gisele Pollack – Broward County Seventeenth Judicial Court
Jennifer Harley – Legal Aid Service of Broward County
Patricia West – Broward County Family Success Administration Division Director
Jasmine Jones – Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
The night included information tables from community organizations and attendees had the opportunity to speak to representatives for additional information and assistance. One of the many positive outcomes of the night were the 12 persons will now receive assistance from Legal Aid Service of Broward County as a result of this District 9 Community forum!
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, members of the newly formed Central County Community Advisory Board (CCCAB) held their first meeting at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). The CCCAB’s purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Commission relative to Broward County’s unincorporated community issues.
Membership includes presidents and residents of the following homeowner associations: Boulevards Gardens Community Group, Friends of Franklin Park, Roosevelt Gardens Homeowner Association, and Washington Park Civic Association. Broward County Commissioner Holness and Broward County Vice Mayor Sharief serve as non-voting members. Ms. Deloris Jackson is the Board Chair, and Ms. Alverine Brihm is Vice Chair, the CCCAB will meet on a quarterly basis.
Residents of Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Roosevelt Gardens, and Washington Park who wish to join the newly created Central County Community Advisory Board are encouraged to fill out the attached application and submit it to the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards. Please contact Daphnee Sainvil for more information at 954-357-5934.
The Kids And the Power of Work (KAPOW) program, in conjunction with Broward County Public Schools, is taught by volunteers and teachers in the classroom, and through visits by students to various worksites. Volunteers and teachers are trained on the KAPOW curriculum, and work cooperatively to present exercises to students. While a City of Lauderhill Commissioner, Commissioner Holness took the initiative to introduce the KAPOW program at four Broward Elementary Schools reaching well over 160 students. Commissioner Holness continues to support KAPOW, as it brings value to the participating students, schools, and the surrounding communities.
For the 2012-13 school year, the KAPOW program will be at the following District 9 elementary schools: Castle Hill, Larkdale, Martin Luther King, North Side, and Village. This well rounded program provides teachers the opportunity to bring workplace experiences to their lessons, students learn about different career options, and volunteers help students understand the connection between school and work.
For more information about participating as a partner company, school, or volunteer with KAPOW: www.kapowlfs.org, please contact John Casbarro at 954-680-3916, or e-mail email@example.com.
Residents with a hearing loss, deaf, speech impaired, or deaf/blind are eligible to reserve a free amplified telephone through Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (a non-profit). The Center for Independent Living of Broward distributes the telephones (by appointment only), and an application must be filled out, along with proof of Florida residency. There is a one limit per customer. For additional information on this service please visit ftri.org/broward or contact:
Center for Independent Living of Broward
4800 N. State Road 7, Building F, Suite 102
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Center for Independent Living of Broward
4800 N. State Road 7, Building F, Suite 102
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
Photo above: Vivica A. Fox
and young attendees at Girls Empowerment Day.
The United Way of Broward County will send its Mobile Resource Center (RV) to differing locations throughout Broward County to help lower-income families (families who earn less than $49,078) fill out their federal tax returns free of charge. The Mobile Resource Center will be stationed at a variety of Broward County locations until April 14, 2012.
Hispanic Unity will provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers aboard the Mobile Resource Center who will provide residents with information on what the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) is, how to qualify, and how to claim these credits.
View the Mobile Resource Center schedule or call 2-1-1, or 954-537-0211, for the most up to date information on locations, times, and the proper documents needed in order to have your taxes filed.
Broward County’s Family Success Administration Division has received an increase in funding to provide additional case management and support services for low-income households in Broward County.
There are five Family Success Centers located throughout Broward County, including the Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center located in District 9:
Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center
900 N.W. 31 Ave., Suite 3000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The five Family Success Centers offer a wide range of services which include: rent/mortgage and utility assistance, life skills training, health services and much more.
To find out if you may qualify for these and other services, and to find a Family Success Center near you, please visit the Family Success Administration Division website or call them at 954-357-6367. For persons with hearing and speech impairments, please call TTY: 800-995-8711.
If you know of an out of school youth (16-21) who is looking to go back to school or looking for work, WorkForce One Employment Solutions may be their solution. In addition to adults, WorkForce One Employment Solutions provides services to Broward County’s youth including, job coaching, life skills training, summer youth employment. The current Earn and Learn program is looking for youth who are 16-21 years of age, in the Earn and Learn program recipients can receive paid on-the-job- training and money to go back to school. For more information on this program, please call Juwan Justice at 954-296-7669.
954-677-5555 or visit: www.wf1broward.com/ to find locations for one-stop centers, information kiosks, and job seeker information. For businesses, please call 954-677-5627 to find out the types of services available for employers.
911 Day of Service & Remembrance
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Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) is recruiting focus group participants for person living with HIV. Participants will receive free food & a gift card for participation. Participation is confidential. Interested parties must contact Latoyia Ball at 954-561-9681 X 250
Roosevelt Gardens Community Cleanup
Saturday April 30, 2011 8 a.m. - Noon (PDF)
Community Partnership and Economic Growth Opportunities Forum
Friday February 25, 2011, 8 a.m. - Noon (PDF)
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