The mission of Arc Broward is to transform the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential. We offer 21 programs for people of all ages with developmental disabilities, from a specialized preschool to vocational training and employment services to day programs for seniors. Our overarching goal is to help people with disabilities achieve their full potential through educational, behavioral, social, health, employment, and residential supports. Through our dedicated team of 400 professionals, we impact more than 1,200 people each year.
The Broward Public Library Foundation is committed to enhancing the collections, programs, and services of the Broward County Library system beyond the means of public funding. The Literacy Help Center (LHC) is a one-stop shop for education and workforce development needs at four Broward County Library locations. The program is designed to assist students K-12 with homework, especially in areas of reading, English language arts, basic math, and science; provide enhanced literacy and English language programs for adults; and increase the availability of digital literacy training to all ages. In addition, the program provides books and resource materials on all aspects of searching for a job, free workshops, and interactive online resources, computers with resume writing and employability skills software and personalized assistance from program staff.
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. For children six weeks through five years of age, we offer a holistic early education program embracing social skills, character development, literacy, science, technology, math and the arts. For the school age child, we offer afterschool and school holiday programs as well as summer camps. These services include enrichment programs, homework assistance tutoring for those in need and an emphasis on character development, social skills, academics, technology, science and the arts. Comprehensive support services are provided for children from six weeks to 12 years old include, a food program providing two-thirds of the children’s nutritional needs, medical screenings that include vision, hearing, height, weight, nutrition, behavioral health and developmental assessments. FFCDC offers a comprehensive Family Support Program aimed at counteracting the cycle of poverty by providing an integrated comprehensive system of care “on-site” for more than 600 family members whose children are served on FFCDC’s East and West campuses.
About Hispanic Unity of Florida Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) is a non-profit founded 36 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today, HUF provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services in four languages to South Florida's diverse community. HUF, an UnidosUS Affiliate, is one of South Florida’s largest agencies dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2017, the agency served more than 18,000 children and families. HUF offers assistance at two main office locations and provides extended services at 50+ outreach locations—including citizenship services at libraries, free tax preparation at mobile sites, and education services at public schools, among others.
Founded by automotive legend Jim Moran in 1984, the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) educates disadvantaged youth in basic automotive repair, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills through a tuition-free, nine-month training program. YATC students have the opportunity to learn a trade, plan for the future and become productive members of the community. YATC has developed from a one-room training center into a 16,000 square-foot modern facility featuring technical and academic classrooms, a computer learning center/library, state-of-the-art automotive shop, conference room, lunch room, and fitness room. Graduates of the model program, along with their families, continue to receive any assistance needed to keep them on the right track for success.