Community Outreach Representing Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Tamarac, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes and the Communities of Roosevelt Gardens, Washington Park, Boulevard Gardens and Franklin Park.

 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
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​2016 FITCE

October 19 - 20, 2016

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).​

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Call to Artist

Due: October 30, 2016

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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Healthy Community Zones’ First Anniversary Celebration flyerYou Are Invited to Healthy Community Zones’ First Anniversary Celebration 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11AM to 2PM  

The Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Please RSVP at:,
By email at: or via phone at 786-224-2309

​​We’re Hiring!
Broward County’s new employment program has job openings
Broward County’s new employment program partners with Opportunities Industrialization Center of South Florida (OIC-SFL) and ARC Broward (ARC) to provide jobs, vocational skills, job readiness training, and future job placement assistance.
Up to 26 Transit Bus Cleaner positions are currently open. Pay ranges from $11 to $12.50 per hour. Eligible residents, including those with disabilities and returning to the community after incarceration (re-entry) are encouraged to apply today. Please see attached flyer for additional details.
For more information contact Iryna Chapman at 954-563-3535, or Devika Ramkissoon at 954-746-9400,
Selected candidates who demonstrate a good work ethic will become eligible for permanent employment with Broward County as positions become available.

If you have any questions, please contact

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​Free Tax Preparation at Broward County Parks and African American Research Library and Cultural Center


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 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 for more information.

 Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness Brings Awareness to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Commissioner Holness brings attention to PTSD

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...



New Homes Unveiled in Roosevelt Garde​ns and Washington Park Neighborhoods

HUD Representative Armando Fada speaks at ceremonyOn 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.


HUD Audience ListensThe 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.

Many of the homeowners of the 16 properties came to the ribbon cutting ceremony to share remarks on their new homes, including a homeowner whose home was designed for a homebuyer with physical handicaps, including wheelchair accessibility, compliant doors and closets, and a ramp instead of front steps.
Speak Up Broward Offers Mini Grants for Transportation Ideas

SPEAK UP BROWARD Grant Briefing at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

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.


 Free Literacy ​Program at African American Research Library and Cultural Center

 Spend an evening with your family at the African- American Research Library and Cultural Center! Beginning September 30 through November 4, read stories, learn about free activities offered at Broward County Library, have dinner, and lots more! Call 954-357-6209 for more information and to preregister. More... 

Panel with Commissioner HolnessFirst Community Forum Held at the Urban League of Broward County's Community Empowerment Center

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!

Audience Visitors Information table
Superintendent Runcie Addresses Audience Panel
Dozens of District 9 residents attended the first community forum to meet with Commissioner Holness and other officials to discuss their concerns.

​Central County Community Advisory Board Holds First Meeting 

First meeting of the Central County Community Advisory Board at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. 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.  

Accepting Applications for Unincorporated Browar​d County’s Central County Community Advisory Board​ 

Residents ApplicationResidents 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.


 ​Students are Introduced to the World of Work With KAPOW Program

Kids And the Power of Work (KAPOW) programThe 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:, please contact John Casbarro at 954-680-3916, or e-mail

Telephone Assistance Available for the H​earing Impaired

phoneResidents 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 or contact:

Micah Murray

Center for Independent Living of Broward
4800 N. State Road 7, Building F, Suite 102
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319


Commissioner Holness and Vivica Fox
Photo above: Commissioner Holness and Vivica A. Fox on ​

stage at the Lauderhill YMCA.

The Lauderhill Community YMCA Center hosted their inaugural Girls Empowerment Day on Friday, March 30, featuring actress and producer Vivica A. Fox. It was an exciting day for the 35 girls who participated;

Vivica Fox and attendees

Photo above: Vivica A. Fox
and young attendees at Girls Empowerment Day.

activities included various workshops on body image, teen yoga, and sessions on celebrating your internal and external beauty. A highlight for many of the girls came from Ms. Fox who shared words of inspiration and encouragement. Commissioner Holness spoke briefly to the girls on how they can empower themselves and their communities. Also taking in the festivities and lending their support to the event were Lauderhill Commissioners M. Margaret Bates and Commissioner Howard Berger.

Get Free Tax Return Preparation Assistance

United Way Mobile Resource CenterThe 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.  

Additional Support Available for Low-Income Households

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 CenterEdgar 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.

Earn and Learn Flyer...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:  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.

Volunteer Broward

911 Day of Service & Remembrance

Community Member Participates in Community Clean-upPompano Beach, Collier City Monthly Community Clean-up & Beautification

Join us in improving your local community!


Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA)

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)

USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for Temporary Protected Status

Planning and Organization of the City of Pompano Beach Cleanup & Beautification Project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2011



Team Group Pompano Pastor Derico with Commissioner Holness Pompano Greater Missionary Baptist Church
Pompano EZ Market Meeting Pompano City Hall





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