Donate 2 Fort Lauderdale Community Center

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  Organized by Fort Lauderdale Community Center

A Case of Support, Hope and Opportunity:

Education, training, affordable housing and technology pumps life and economic development into a community.

These factors empower adults and youth in our community to better their lives, the lives of those close to them and uplifting surrounding neighborhoods around them. These factors not only encourage people to reach higher to achieve goals---it also gives them the necessary mindset, skills and talents to persist to reach a mark that serves as a building block for greater success that they physically see or believe they can persist, achieve and realize. A community that works towards achieving these factors is more vibrant, creative and possess unlimited potential that can break the cycle of inter-generational violent, poverty, stagnation and ignorance.

Since 2009, the Fort Lauderdale Community Center led by two unique individuals: William Gary, Jr. Executive Director and L. Hope Gary, Chief Executive Officer. Together, they have implemented signature projects to ameliorate blighted neighborhoods and brought forth solutions to address the factors mentioned above to improve the lives of children, youth and strengthen families in the Broward Municipal District (BMSD) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

No two people in Broward County have been more resolute in their beliefs than Hope and William Gary, who have dedicated their lives to achieving the dreams of young people and adults in our community of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a part of their legacy, we wish to further develop partnership to annually support and endow programs in the FLCC’s core focus areas of: education, youth empowerment, training, affordable housing and technology.

Research shows that investing in the core program areas implemented by the FLCC plays an important role in providing opportunities for some of the poorest residents who are often left out of services. The purpose of the FLCC is to “eliminate ignorance, homelessness and unemployment in disadvantaged communities.” The seven goals the FLCC wishes to implement for 2021-2022 are:

1.     Summer Youth & Empowerment Institute Programming

2.     Family Strengthening, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness.

3.     Technology Exposure for adults and youth

4.     Jobs & Certification for adults and youth

5.     Exposure for youth to STEAM (science, technology, arts and Math) including mentoring and tutoring

6.     Assistance to Seniors

7.     Assistance to Veterans

On an annual basis, $250,000 is needed to assist with funding the seven goals above to deliver excellence programs for residents reached by FLCC programs.  FLCC leadership and volunteers have embarked on a community partnership fundraising campaign to create annual support and endowments to ensure the Center is able to continue offering services to youth and families “free” and the four core areas of objectives in programs are met to continue improving the lives of youth, children and families in the BMSD of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

FLCC will continue to also seek to implement other signature partnership projects each year like successfully done with:  1) Developer for Wisdom Village – where we assisted to bring up the credit and address issues for potential residents (Veterans, low-income families as well as the homeless) – who successfully transitioned and led to more than 50 families being placed and accepted for affordable housing at Wisdom Village. 2) Disaster Relief Recovery and Preparedness – After Hurricane Irma (AIR) Project – which was also successfully implemented to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Broward Municipal Service District (BMSD) primarily zip codes 33311 and 33312 in Fort Lauderdale Florida, 3) Youth Empowerment Conferences, Workshops, Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, 4) Technology Programs, 5) Jobs and Internships for youth, 6) Hope House – providing transitional housing to homeless individuals, families, disabled Veterans and youth in transition ages 18-24 years old. 6) Helping Hands – provide resources to meet the needs of clients based on case.  7) FarmShare – provide food to 100’s of less fortunate residents of the BMSD. 8) Community Outreach – cleaning up the neighborhood and providing our quarterly newsletter that reaches over 12,000 residents.

Our mission is to work together to advance the arts, education in the inner city, empowering children, youth, residents and families to “eliminate ignorance,” creating a bridge to a brighter future and path to greater economic success for children, youth and families in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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