FLCC's INSPIRE2HIRE TEEN PROGRAM
$1,300 of $250,000 raised
This is a thank-you letter to all of our family, friends, partners and supporters who stood by our work! We could not have made it without you! Truly from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! It's time to get to work for 2018 teen employment program. STAND WITH US! We put them in jobs, which keeps them off the street and out of trouble.
OUR 2018 GOALS
HELP US PUT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH TO WORK THIS SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL!
“We're focusing on their talents and interests, connecting them with summer jobs, and even offer jobs here at the center.
This provides help for our local businesses and our youth obtain work for the summer.”
Crime and violence go down!
The Fort Lauderdale Community Center a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization has been awarded a $250,000 contract with the Children's Service Council of Broward County,
to provide much needed services to 60 or more at-promise youth in the 33311, one of the poorest zip-codes in South Florida.
Urban League of Broward County is the fiscal sponsor of the Fort Lauderdale Community Center!
Our challenge? We have to match the funds to access the contract!
Give and help empower our youth!
Fort Lauderdale Community Center (FLCC) started in 2002, as IOG Community Youth Vocational Center in Stone Mountain, GA, before moving our headquarters to Fort Lauderdale Florida in 2009.We started teaching at-promise youth a vocational skill in computer repair and terminology. The concept, have them take a working system apart, then put it back together working! The system they put together they took home. We have had to expand our facility size from 500 sf to 3000 sf to accommodate the amount of youth we need to service. The mission has transformed over the last 12 years, there’s more focus on awareness and solutions to systemic issues facing the community.
We've been sometimes activists, sometimes caretakers, often teachers and mentors, but always with that understanding we must bridge the digital divide, teaching young at-promise youth the benefits of computer knowledge in hardware as well as software.
We quickly learned that before youth can receive instructions pertaining to a certain skill set, they must first have enough food to eat and a safe place to live. That’s how our non-profit evolved from being strictly a vocational center to a community center, teaching the benefits of computer repair, software development with general life skills.This lead to the creation of the Hope House, a transitional housing program for at-promise youth, adults and disabled veterans. We saw the need for programs like Inspire2Hire, Helping Hands and projects that build partnerships, economic empowerment and cultural pride for our clients.
This summer provide our students on-the-job training! This program is priority! Your Support Is requested! Providing jobs to 25 students and 5 college students as staff. Budget $250,000
*Our “Wish List” open an IT Tech store, creating jobs for our students.
Thanks to your donations, you helped us fight hunger and homelessness through our program Helping Hands which helps shelter transitional families, homeless vets, aged out of foster care youth and many more; this year 10 families were provided temporary to permanent housing, in room and board. Helping them find jobs, taking them to doctors’ appointments, and helping them connect with resources to start their own business. Do to circumstances beyond our control we was
forced to downsize at the lost of a three bedrooms Home Shelter in Broward County. We still have another 3 bedroom shelter with homeless families currently in need of help. Help us fund the current home and help us buy foreclosed housings to keep our program alive. Budget $150,000++++.
This summer we are bringing back our program, Inspire2Hire which provides partnerships for Black student advancement in internships, apprenticeships and jobs for college students across South Florida; like Broward –North – South & Central, Barry University, Miami – Dade College, Nova Southeastern University and Palm Beach College. This infused our second part of the program for middle to high school students through our Summer Jobs Program I2H-YSJP. Providing jobs to 60 students and 5 college students as staff. Helping over 50 college students and 100 pre-teens/teens with access to job opportunities.
This year, we need to raise $250,000 to qualify for matching funds.