Fort Lauderdale Community Center CEO Hope Gary presents "Bridging the Gap between the Black Community and The Police!

 

FORT LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Uniting Broward through Arts, Education & Social Services

Second Annual Conference
Black Empowerment Summit
February 16th - 18th 20th & 23rd 2016 Broward County

We invite companies, associations and organizations that call Fort Lauderdale and any part of South Florida home to participate in our upcoming 2nd Annual Black Empowerment Summit as a valued sponsor. Last year we had over 1,000 attendees.

We ask your support as we host festivities at the African American Research Library that highlight the Black community in areas of Politics, Economics and Social Development from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 23rd. And on the February 20th our FUNdraiser; The Hope Band kicking off one of it's first Private Club Pop-Up Concert!  

All those interested are invited to choose from the tiered levels of sponsorship. We would be happy to customize any package to fit your company’s marketing strategy and promotional goals.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: Partner - $500.00 or more

• Recognition as “Official Corporate Sponsor” in all promotional advertisements for all 3 events for the next 3 weeks of February in our weekly newsletter, “Fort Lauderdale Community News,” with over #8,000 members, mentioned on our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter sites and our website with a page dedicated to our sponsors.
• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements for all 3 events
• Recognition at all 3 days of the conference with logo banner (provided by sponsor)
• Pre-speaker opportunity at one of the lecture event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all 3 events
• Five seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Recognition from March to May on our “new” YouTube Channel
• 90 second promotional video at all 3 events
• Products/ media placed in conference bags


SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Platinum - $250.00

• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements on all #3 events
• Booth on the date aimed at your industry
• Two seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as supporting sponsor
• 90 second promotional video shown at all 3 events
• Insert of 1 of your products/ media in conference bags

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR: Gold - $100.00

• Logo on conference blast
• Your information displayed at events
• Insert of your products in conference bags
• Sponsorship acknowledgement at #1st event
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as associate sponsor

BELIEVER SPONSOR: Silver - $35.00

• Sponsorship acknowledgement
• Name on website as believer sponsor

Please note: In order to meet our commitment to you, your sponsorship pledge must be received by February 6, 2016. Make checks payable to: Fort Lauderdale Community Center in memo Sponsorship. For online donations please visit https://www.payit2.com/fundraiser/78646

For more information contact:
Jynsen Henry, Program Manager, at 954-297-7819
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Toni J, Program Contact 786-280-8581
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Event Information

Political
Tuesday, February 16th
African American Research Library
http://www.payit2.com/event/79081


What is Politics?
And what is it SUPPOSED to Produce?
11 am to 1 pm

Workshop to create a community of educated voters and a constituency that knows the importance of local elections, knows the effect of the Electoral College on presidential elections, and knows the scope and power of local officials. The goal being to create a constituency that can find and support a representative from within. We will be registering new voters so teenagers and young people of voting age are encouraged to attend. We will also be discussing why your vote does matter as well as hosting a mock campaign.

Who are Your Politicians for 2016?
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:

This event is designed to give politicians an opportunity to meet the members of the community. It is also designed to be the community’s opportunity to talk to all the politicians running in 2016, to tell them what their issues are, and find the politician who best suits their most important concerns and they believe to be most representative of them. The politicians will also participating questions and answers segment will have a poll done by the audience.

Law 101
3:00 pm to 5 pm:

This seminar is a rapid fire, straight from the lawyer’s mouth list of things that the community may not know about the law. The topics include traffic violations, criminal law, probation, family law, landlord/tenant, and bankruptcy. There is also a question and answer segment for the community to ask the lawyers questions about their presentations. One of the most important reasons having this event is to protect our young people through knowledge.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

Economics
Thursday, February 18th
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79083 

 

Beginning South Florida's Black Writer's Guild
11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

This workshop/seminar will be a convergence of novelists, journalists, television & screen writers, and music writers (including rappers and singers). It will cover multiple ways to get published, freelance opportunities, copyright, getting your work edited, etc. We look forward to the organizations and associations joining in to help support the participant’s stories coming from Black Communities. Most importantly though the writers will discover how they can create business opportunities from those stories and how they tell them. This is also the kickoff of our request for contributors to our quarterly newsletter and all ages of contributors are welcome.

One Stop Shop to Starting a Business
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:

Seminar will introduce participants to the pros of owning their own businesses. Information on how to choose their name, setup a business plan, taxes and tools to help like QB, Excel and where to find work, or find contracts. Depending on funding we’re looking at 20 to 40 upstarts that day that will receive their EIN#, open a business account, complete their application on Sunbiz.org and be provided legal council, an accountant/bookkeeper and an administration firm to setup their business that day! With help for 3 months.



The Hope Band's Private Club Pop-Up Concerts
Tickets: $40.00 - Single / $60.00 - Couples
Feb 20th @ Midtown Art Gallery
1033 NW 6th Street, Ft Lauder. FL 33311
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flcc-fundraiser-the-hope-bands-private-club-tickets-21041221861


Join us as the The Hope Band kicks off the first of their Private Club pop-up concerts! The "Private Club" is a private affair where you can feel safe to let your hair down. Relax and enjoy great people, great drinks, great food and great sounds with a band that can deliver all the songs you love to hear, but remember, what happens at the Private Club stays at the Private Club.

The Hope Band, always bringing you the best in Blues – Jazz – Soul & Funk!  So if you missed them turning out the City of Sunrise MLK Celebration, you can still have a night of dancing to the music of the 60’s -70’s – 80’s & 90’s! All for a great cause! All proceeds go to the programs of Fort Lauderdale Community Center.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

 

Social
Tuesday, February 23rh
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79092 

 

Overcoming the Silence' in Issues of Black Mental Health
From 11 am to 1 pm:

This seminar is designed to address the taboos of mental healthcare in the Black
community while bridging the age gap in dialogue. We will be talking about the mental struggles of life and how to heal through them. This particular event is divided in two parts, there is a part for women and girls and a part for men and boys. We will be talking about Black mental healthcare taboos like mental disorders, depression, therapy, and suicide. We will also be talking about fear and stress and our unique experience with it per Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a guest of last year’s conference. A panel of therapists (female for the women, and male for the men) will help us get through to the beginnings of generational healing.

Be in the Driver's Seat of Your Child's Education' Education Workshop
From 1 pm to 3 pm:

This seminar will introduce parents to the challenges of the ESE designation and how special education is being used as a catch-all for some of our kids, black males especially. We will be making parents aware of the school-to-prison pipeline, what it is and how it works as well as discussing how suspension, civil citation, and a lack of diversity training feeds the school-to-prison pipeline. This event is also going to introduce some alternatives to the traditional idea of school and many parent resources, for example Step Up for Students, Florida Virtual School, Black Private schools, Black home school co-ops, etc.
    
Afro-Latino Celebration! (performance and educational)
From 3 pm to 5 pm:

The Afro-Latino Exhibition is the fun and educational finale to our events for the month of February with drums, dance performances and clips from Dr. Henry Louise Gates Jr.’s Black in Latin America Series. 10.7 million Africans survived being shipped across the dreaded Middle Passage. Of those, only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s a tiny percent so where did the rest go? Brazil received about 4.86 million Africans alone, most of the rest were spread throughout the Caribbean. The goal of this event is to bring together
the Latino and African-American communities to celebrate our Indigenous and African roots.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

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 Donations-Vendors-Sponsorship

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31th Annual Police Conference [...]

Fort Lauderdale Community Center CEO Hope Gary presents "Bridging the Gap between the Black Community and The Police!

2nd Annual Black Empowerment [...]

 

FORT LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Uniting Broward through Arts, Education & Social Services

Second Annual Conference
Black Empowerment Summit
February 16th - 18th 20th & 23rd 2016 Broward County

We invite companies, associations and organizations that call Fort Lauderdale and any part of South Florida home to participate in our upcoming 2nd Annual Black Empowerment Summit as a valued sponsor. Last year we had over 1,000 attendees.

We ask your support as we host festivities at the African American Research Library that highlight the Black community in areas of Politics, Economics and Social Development from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 23rd. And on the February 20th our FUNdraiser; The Hope Band kicking off one of it's first Private Club Pop-Up Concert!  

All those interested are invited to choose from the tiered levels of sponsorship. We would be happy to customize any package to fit your company’s marketing strategy and promotional goals.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: Partner - $500.00 or more

• Recognition as “Official Corporate Sponsor” in all promotional advertisements for all 3 events for the next 3 weeks of February in our weekly newsletter, “Fort Lauderdale Community News,” with over #8,000 members, mentioned on our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter sites and our website with a page dedicated to our sponsors.
• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements for all 3 events
• Recognition at all 3 days of the conference with logo banner (provided by sponsor)
• Pre-speaker opportunity at one of the lecture event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all 3 events
• Five seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Recognition from March to May on our “new” YouTube Channel
• 90 second promotional video at all 3 events
• Products/ media placed in conference bags


SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Platinum - $250.00

• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements on all #3 events
• Booth on the date aimed at your industry
• Two seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as supporting sponsor
• 90 second promotional video shown at all 3 events
• Insert of 1 of your products/ media in conference bags

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR: Gold - $100.00

• Logo on conference blast
• Your information displayed at events
• Insert of your products in conference bags
• Sponsorship acknowledgement at #1st event
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as associate sponsor

BELIEVER SPONSOR: Silver - $35.00

• Sponsorship acknowledgement
• Name on website as believer sponsor

Please note: In order to meet our commitment to you, your sponsorship pledge must be received by February 6, 2016. Make checks payable to: Fort Lauderdale Community Center in memo Sponsorship. For online donations please visit https://www.payit2.com/fundraiser/78646

For more information contact:
Jynsen Henry, Program Manager, at 954-297-7819
JHenry0708@gmail.com
Toni J, Program Contact 786-280-8581
Justpersonal.llc@gmail.com

 

Event Information

Political
Tuesday, February 16th
African American Research Library
http://www.payit2.com/event/79081


What is Politics?
And what is it SUPPOSED to Produce?
11 am to 1 pm

Workshop to create a community of educated voters and a constituency that knows the importance of local elections, knows the effect of the Electoral College on presidential elections, and knows the scope and power of local officials. The goal being to create a constituency that can find and support a representative from within. We will be registering new voters so teenagers and young people of voting age are encouraged to attend. We will also be discussing why your vote does matter as well as hosting a mock campaign.

Who are Your Politicians for 2016?
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:

This event is designed to give politicians an opportunity to meet the members of the community. It is also designed to be the community’s opportunity to talk to all the politicians running in 2016, to tell them what their issues are, and find the politician who best suits their most important concerns and they believe to be most representative of them. The politicians will also participating questions and answers segment will have a poll done by the audience.

Law 101
3:00 pm to 5 pm:

This seminar is a rapid fire, straight from the lawyer’s mouth list of things that the community may not know about the law. The topics include traffic violations, criminal law, probation, family law, landlord/tenant, and bankruptcy. There is also a question and answer segment for the community to ask the lawyers questions about their presentations. One of the most important reasons having this event is to protect our young people through knowledge.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

Economics
Thursday, February 18th
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79083 

 

Beginning South Florida's Black Writer's Guild
11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

This workshop/seminar will be a convergence of novelists, journalists, television & screen writers, and music writers (including rappers and singers). It will cover multiple ways to get published, freelance opportunities, copyright, getting your work edited, etc. We look forward to the organizations and associations joining in to help support the participant’s stories coming from Black Communities. Most importantly though the writers will discover how they can create business opportunities from those stories and how they tell them. This is also the kickoff of our request for contributors to our quarterly newsletter and all ages of contributors are welcome.

One Stop Shop to Starting a Business
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:

Seminar will introduce participants to the pros of owning their own businesses. Information on how to choose their name, setup a business plan, taxes and tools to help like QB, Excel and where to find work, or find contracts. Depending on funding we’re looking at 20 to 40 upstarts that day that will receive their EIN#, open a business account, complete their application on Sunbiz.org and be provided legal council, an accountant/bookkeeper and an administration firm to setup their business that day! With help for 3 months.



The Hope Band's Private Club Pop-Up Concerts
Tickets: $40.00 - Single / $60.00 - Couples
Feb 20th @ Midtown Art Gallery
1033 NW 6th Street, Ft Lauder. FL 33311
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flcc-fundraiser-the-hope-bands-private-club-tickets-21041221861


Join us as the The Hope Band kicks off the first of their Private Club pop-up concerts! The "Private Club" is a private affair where you can feel safe to let your hair down. Relax and enjoy great people, great drinks, great food and great sounds with a band that can deliver all the songs you love to hear, but remember, what happens at the Private Club stays at the Private Club.

The Hope Band, always bringing you the best in Blues – Jazz – Soul & Funk!  So if you missed them turning out the City of Sunrise MLK Celebration, you can still have a night of dancing to the music of the 60’s -70’s – 80’s & 90’s! All for a great cause! All proceeds go to the programs of Fort Lauderdale Community Center.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

 

Social
Tuesday, February 23rh
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79092 

 

Overcoming the Silence' in Issues of Black Mental Health
From 11 am to 1 pm:

This seminar is designed to address the taboos of mental healthcare in the Black
community while bridging the age gap in dialogue. We will be talking about the mental struggles of life and how to heal through them. This particular event is divided in two parts, there is a part for women and girls and a part for men and boys. We will be talking about Black mental healthcare taboos like mental disorders, depression, therapy, and suicide. We will also be talking about fear and stress and our unique experience with it per Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a guest of last year’s conference. A panel of therapists (female for the women, and male for the men) will help us get through to the beginnings of generational healing.

Be in the Driver's Seat of Your Child's Education' Education Workshop
From 1 pm to 3 pm:

This seminar will introduce parents to the challenges of the ESE designation and how special education is being used as a catch-all for some of our kids, black males especially. We will be making parents aware of the school-to-prison pipeline, what it is and how it works as well as discussing how suspension, civil citation, and a lack of diversity training feeds the school-to-prison pipeline. This event is also going to introduce some alternatives to the traditional idea of school and many parent resources, for example Step Up for Students, Florida Virtual School, Black Private schools, Black home school co-ops, etc.
    
Afro-Latino Celebration! (performance and educational)
From 3 pm to 5 pm:

The Afro-Latino Exhibition is the fun and educational finale to our events for the month of February with drums, dance performances and clips from Dr. Henry Louise Gates Jr.’s Black in Latin America Series. 10.7 million Africans survived being shipped across the dreaded Middle Passage. Of those, only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s a tiny percent so where did the rest go? Brazil received about 4.86 million Africans alone, most of the rest were spread throughout the Caribbean. The goal of this event is to bring together
the Latino and African-American communities to celebrate our Indigenous and African roots.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

Literacy Contest Book List

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Annual Literacy Contest

 

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FLCC AFTER SCHOOL

Our Backpack Event

200 BACKPACKS 400 KIDS DONATE

200 BACKPACKS 400 KIDS

Aug 2015 Event

4th Annual Back to School [...]

Fort Lauderdale Community Center & Prince II Kings presents

To: Whom it may concern
Welcome to Prince II Kings 4th Annual Back to School Shoes & Backpack Giveaway, August 22, 2015 from 9 am to 1 pm at Osswald Park, located at 2220 NW 21st Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 with its partners Fort Lauderdale Community Center and Team-SOY; non-profit organizations dedicated to providing worthwhile programs for high risk youth within the inner city.
We’re asking your support by pledging $20.00 per child for a total of 50 children, only $1,000 to make a difference! And/or supply those less fortunate with a new pair of shoes, backpacks and school supplies for the new school year, anything is appreciated. We’re hoping not just for a one time donation but a partner and a positive role model for our children!
Last year this program had a line around the corner and it is strictly for kids! We had to limit shoes because we could not accommodate everyone. This year, we want to provide everyone who is in need with a pair of shoes with your help! Many older siblings, not parents, bring their families to get what they need to start school on an even footing with their classmates. Many that come live in households that have a hard time purchasing shoes for sometimes 4 to 6 children with incomes less than $10,000 a year. Their only means of shoes for the school year is this program.
Prince II King with its partners Fort Lauderdale Community Center and Team-SOY are dedicated to improving the quality of life for school-aged children and young adults. We strive to help our youth in developing leadership skills, responsibility, integrity, and courage. Prince II King uses programs that are affective, like the Annual Literacy Contest, the Annual Anti-Bullying Poem Contest, the Annual Talent Show, the Bridge the Gap Campaign, and a host of others. These events uniquely challenge the kids reading, writing, math, public speaking, social and leadership skills without them being aware of it.
Thank you in advance for your support and for more information call me at the number below!
Sincerely,
Sharon Major-Hughes
Chief Executive Officer

 

Stay tuned for our upcoming Newsletter!

With the Support of all our New

Partners!

Our partner PRINCE 2 KINGS

FLCC partners with BCMBC

Our New Home

New home of Fort Lauderdale Community Center!

Sistrunk James Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

The Mizells

Irma Hunter Wesley Fort [...]

Irma Wesley is the Director of the Center; she is the mother of five children and has cared for more than 15,000 children for over 30 years, as a Childcare Specialist in Early Childhood Education.The staff of IHWCDC, are very proud of the many honors bestowed upon her, as well as her pass accomplishments for the community she is devoted to and worked hard for.

April 1, 1993 Irma Hunter Wesleys Day, City of Fort Lauderdale, BS in Elementary Education, Specialization in Early Childhood, 30 years experience, Founder of Child Development Center, recognized by Broward Education and Training Administration, Sited in Whos Who Among Women Executives, Urban League, Margaret Roachs Award and Family Central Venderee Pickett Award.

 

 



You can see why they became one of the recipients of our social services campaign, I AM BROWARD! which means, I AM Irma Hunter Wesley Fort Lauderdale Child Care Development Center; and I AM BROWARD!, showing unity in the community!This campaign identifies non-profits and businesses that are helping children and families at-risk in our communities.

They received a full computer lab for their students which consisted of laptops, desktop computers with keyboard, mice and new flat screen monitors.This is to help close the gap with children and families at-risk in technology, that may not have access to computers or the internet.

Irma Hunter Wesley Fort Lauderdale Child Care Development Center is located at, 1409 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.Their phone number is (954) 522-6552, Mrs. Richardson is the Director and her email address is iwesley@bellsouth.net and the hours of operations are from, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Transitional Housing Program

Hope House Shelter

The Hope House is a home shelter designed to create a family atmosphere for individuals who have lost their jobs and/or homes; emancipated teens that are transitioning out of foster care and disable veterans. 

  
This transitional housing program helps in our fight to end homelessness and hunger.  The Hope House residents receive job training at the community center four hours a day, five days a week. 

The house parents supervise the young adults and each member of the house has assigned duties.  Weekly meetings are held for input and recognition from the household.  House members are also mentored to encourage self-sufficiency and foster confidence in essential personal and social skills. This program can last twenty four to sixty months, depending on the family or individual.  It's designed to enable them to move into permanent housing, to purchase their first car or even a down payment on a home.
             
All the adults in this picture have graduated high school, gone on to college or some form of higher learning, each have been able to purchase a car through the Community Center.  Almost all have been students, mentors and staff of the Community Center and all those with children have been able to receive their first time home buyer certificate and purchased their first home!  

     *Support of the Hope House Project
  Walmart & Tropical Financial Credit Union

           

 

 

Black Student Union Staff

Fort Lauderdale Community [...]

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                      Students and Staff of the Community Center with Partner
       Leonard McClarty, President/CEO of DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce

Advocate for Unity of Humanity

FLCC's Kids

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 Donations-Vendors-Sponsorship

https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

 

 

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31th Annual Police Conference [...]

Fort Lauderdale Community Center CEO Hope Gary presents "Bridging the Gap between the Black Community and The Police!

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IT Tech

William Gary III is the trainer for this program IT Tech; he brings over 10 years in customer service, computer service in repair, upgrade, networking and trained with an Oracle Database Administration.  Students learn to upgrade and maintain an office network, configure and custom build PC's to fit a business needs.  Students learn to monitor and maintain an office network remotely or on-site and learn basic security safeguards.  At the end of the program they'll receive a certificate and feel confident in working in, or for a computer business; and have knowledge of what it will take to operate their own.  This course is eight weeks for two hours every week.

        

Students who are more serious in becoming a Computer Technician and DBA will be able to enter the second phase of the program which will consist of eight weeks of on the job training; they become an Apprentice of IT Tech, working five hours a day Monday through Friday.  They'll receive a weekly stipend with hands-on-job-training and at graduation they'll receive a certificate as a Computer Technician Apprentices. 

2nd Annual Black Empowerment [...]

 

FORT LAUDERDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Uniting Broward through Arts, Education & Social Services

Second Annual Conference
Black Empowerment Summit
February 16th - 18th 20th & 23rd 2016 Broward County

We invite companies, associations and organizations that call Fort Lauderdale and any part of South Florida home to participate in our upcoming 2nd Annual Black Empowerment Summit as a valued sponsor. Last year we had over 1,000 attendees.

We ask your support as we host festivities at the African American Research Library that highlight the Black community in areas of Politics, Economics and Social Development from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th, Thursday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 23rd. And on the February 20th our FUNdraiser; The Hope Band kicking off one of it's first Private Club Pop-Up Concert!  

All those interested are invited to choose from the tiered levels of sponsorship. We would be happy to customize any package to fit your company’s marketing strategy and promotional goals.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: Partner - $500.00 or more

• Recognition as “Official Corporate Sponsor” in all promotional advertisements for all 3 events for the next 3 weeks of February in our weekly newsletter, “Fort Lauderdale Community News,” with over #8,000 members, mentioned on our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter sites and our website with a page dedicated to our sponsors.
• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements for all 3 events
• Recognition at all 3 days of the conference with logo banner (provided by sponsor)
• Pre-speaker opportunity at one of the lecture event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all 3 events
• Five seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Recognition from March to May on our “new” YouTube Channel
• 90 second promotional video at all 3 events
• Products/ media placed in conference bags


SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Platinum - $250.00

• Logo on conference e-blast and promotional advertisements on all #3 events
• Booth on the date aimed at your industry
• Two seats reserved at event aimed at your industry
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as supporting sponsor
• 90 second promotional video shown at all 3 events
• Insert of 1 of your products/ media in conference bags

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR: Gold - $100.00

• Logo on conference blast
• Your information displayed at events
• Insert of your products in conference bags
• Sponsorship acknowledgement at #1st event
• Live acknowledgement at all events
• Logo on website as associate sponsor

BELIEVER SPONSOR: Silver - $35.00

• Sponsorship acknowledgement
• Name on website as believer sponsor

Please note: In order to meet our commitment to you, your sponsorship pledge must be received by February 6, 2016. Make checks payable to: Fort Lauderdale Community Center in memo Sponsorship. For online donations please visit https://www.payit2.com/fundraiser/78646

For more information contact:
Jynsen Henry, Program Manager, at 954-297-7819
JHenry0708@gmail.com
Toni J, Program Contact 786-280-8581
Justpersonal.llc@gmail.com

 

Event Information

Political
Tuesday, February 16th
African American Research Library
http://www.payit2.com/event/79081


What is Politics?
And what is it SUPPOSED to Produce?
11 am to 1 pm

Workshop to create a community of educated voters and a constituency that knows the importance of local elections, knows the effect of the Electoral College on presidential elections, and knows the scope and power of local officials. The goal being to create a constituency that can find and support a representative from within. We will be registering new voters so teenagers and young people of voting age are encouraged to attend. We will also be discussing why your vote does matter as well as hosting a mock campaign.

Who are Your Politicians for 2016?
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm:

This event is designed to give politicians an opportunity to meet the members of the community. It is also designed to be the community’s opportunity to talk to all the politicians running in 2016, to tell them what their issues are, and find the politician who best suits their most important concerns and they believe to be most representative of them. The politicians will also participating questions and answers segment will have a poll done by the audience.

Law 101
3:00 pm to 5 pm:

This seminar is a rapid fire, straight from the lawyer’s mouth list of things that the community may not know about the law. The topics include traffic violations, criminal law, probation, family law, landlord/tenant, and bankruptcy. There is also a question and answer segment for the community to ask the lawyers questions about their presentations. One of the most important reasons having this event is to protect our young people through knowledge.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

Economics
Thursday, February 18th
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79083 

 

Beginning South Florida's Black Writer's Guild
11:00 am to 2:00 pm:

This workshop/seminar will be a convergence of novelists, journalists, television & screen writers, and music writers (including rappers and singers). It will cover multiple ways to get published, freelance opportunities, copyright, getting your work edited, etc. We look forward to the organizations and associations joining in to help support the participant’s stories coming from Black Communities. Most importantly though the writers will discover how they can create business opportunities from those stories and how they tell them. This is also the kickoff of our request for contributors to our quarterly newsletter and all ages of contributors are welcome.

One Stop Shop to Starting a Business
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:

Seminar will introduce participants to the pros of owning their own businesses. Information on how to choose their name, setup a business plan, taxes and tools to help like QB, Excel and where to find work, or find contracts. Depending on funding we’re looking at 20 to 40 upstarts that day that will receive their EIN#, open a business account, complete their application on Sunbiz.org and be provided legal council, an accountant/bookkeeper and an administration firm to setup their business that day! With help for 3 months.



The Hope Band's Private Club Pop-Up Concerts
Tickets: $40.00 - Single / $60.00 - Couples
Feb 20th @ Midtown Art Gallery
1033 NW 6th Street, Ft Lauder. FL 33311
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flcc-fundraiser-the-hope-bands-private-club-tickets-21041221861


Join us as the The Hope Band kicks off the first of their Private Club pop-up concerts! The "Private Club" is a private affair where you can feel safe to let your hair down. Relax and enjoy great people, great drinks, great food and great sounds with a band that can deliver all the songs you love to hear, but remember, what happens at the Private Club stays at the Private Club.

The Hope Band, always bringing you the best in Blues – Jazz – Soul & Funk!  So if you missed them turning out the City of Sunrise MLK Celebration, you can still have a night of dancing to the music of the 60’s -70’s – 80’s & 90’s! All for a great cause! All proceeds go to the programs of Fort Lauderdale Community Center.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

 

Social
Tuesday, February 23rh
African American Research Library
https://www.payit2.com/event/79092 

 

Overcoming the Silence' in Issues of Black Mental Health
From 11 am to 1 pm:

This seminar is designed to address the taboos of mental healthcare in the Black
community while bridging the age gap in dialogue. We will be talking about the mental struggles of life and how to heal through them. This particular event is divided in two parts, there is a part for women and girls and a part for men and boys. We will be talking about Black mental healthcare taboos like mental disorders, depression, therapy, and suicide. We will also be talking about fear and stress and our unique experience with it per Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a guest of last year’s conference. A panel of therapists (female for the women, and male for the men) will help us get through to the beginnings of generational healing.

Be in the Driver's Seat of Your Child's Education' Education Workshop
From 1 pm to 3 pm:

This seminar will introduce parents to the challenges of the ESE designation and how special education is being used as a catch-all for some of our kids, black males especially. We will be making parents aware of the school-to-prison pipeline, what it is and how it works as well as discussing how suspension, civil citation, and a lack of diversity training feeds the school-to-prison pipeline. This event is also going to introduce some alternatives to the traditional idea of school and many parent resources, for example Step Up for Students, Florida Virtual School, Black Private schools, Black home school co-ops, etc.
    
Afro-Latino Celebration! (performance and educational)
From 3 pm to 5 pm:

The Afro-Latino Exhibition is the fun and educational finale to our events for the month of February with drums, dance performances and clips from Dr. Henry Louise Gates Jr.’s Black in Latin America Series. 10.7 million Africans survived being shipped across the dreaded Middle Passage. Of those, only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s a tiny percent so where did the rest go? Brazil received about 4.86 million Africans alone, most of the rest were spread throughout the Caribbean. The goal of this event is to bring together
the Latino and African-American communities to celebrate our Indigenous and African roots.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this, or other events click on this link https://www.payit2.com/event/79080

Our Mission

 

 The mission of

Fort Lauderdale Community Center

Uniting South Florida through Arts, Education and Social Services. 
To facilitate community needs for job training and job placement by
empowering and teaching vocational and essential social skills that
will allow individuals to set attainable goals for a successful life
and enhance their community.

Literacy Contest Book List

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Commercial Signage Training

Gary Signs

This program was design to teach a skill that could be use immediately in the work force, making on average $5,000.00 a month. William Gary is the trainer for this program, bringing over 25 years experience in sign making. 

This training program consist of two phases; the first phase, an eight week course held two hours a day, two days a week. They learn to make vinyl lettering to put on vehicles, wood and plastic signs, they learn about window lettering, wall murals, banners, magnetic car and truck signs, electrical signs and wraps for trucks and cars.  After graduating from this program, students will receive a certificate in signage and feel confident in acquiring work at a sign company.


   

Serious students will be able to enter the second phase of the program consisting of eight weeks; they'll become Apprentices of Gary Signs.  Work five hours a day, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.  Students will receive a weekly stipend for working hands-on with signs, receiving training and and at graduation, receiving a certificate in wrapping cars and trucks.  At the end of this program students will have skills to be able to work at any sign company or start their own business in signs.

Annual Literacy Contest

 

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Inspire2Hire

Inspire2Hire   

 

Please Donate Now!

You could be directly instrumental in keeping a young people out of trouble and even out of jail. Image you’re in high school, the fall semester is coming and your parents can't afford school clothes or supplies. The closer you get to school starting, the more pressure you feel, knowing you don't have good clothes that fit, your fellow school mates will bully and destroy your self-confidence, if you show up tattered. Some kids in this position are more app to steal or just quit school altogether. Black lives matter! Help us!
1) Our kids participants in Teen Clean (The cleaning of the community)
2) Resume Development and Job Search
3) Mock Interviewing & Dressing for Success
4) Job Placement
5) Computer training
and so much more!
The Secret to Becoming an Effective Team Player

Work Ethics & Workplace Etiquette


 

Support an organization that is trying to uplift the community!
Uniting South Florida through Arts, Education and Social Services.
To facilitate community needs for job training and job placement by
empowering and teaching vocational and essential social skills that
will allow individuals to set attainable goals for a successful life
and enhance their community.

This is the umbrella program of a group of initiatives of the FLCC.  The objective of this program is to identify and inspire career aspirations, teach life skills, mentor and train, and subsequently place youth in sustainable employment, consistent with their interest and talents.  Implicit in the program structure is concurrently inspiring partners to hire the youth they have worked with through the program phases.  We plan to use our project, "Partnerships For Black Student Advancement," to help secure partners to hire the youth in our programs.


Program Overview:

There are three independent initiatives which fall under the umbrella of the Inspire2Hire program, to wit:

  1. Discover Your Dream - This program is designed to expose youth to the types of careers that are available in an array of industries and career tracks.

  2. Pursue Your Passion - Once a direction is established for the youth, this program matches each participant to the appropriate training program for their career objective.

  3. Find Your Future - The final phase of the program focuses on the youth who have completed the training requisite for their chosen filed.  FLCC guides them through to successful completion of their job search and mentors them through their first year of employment.


All of these programs contemplate and leverage partnerships with other organizations in the area, including corporate, governmental, and non-profit agencies.  FLCC is responsible for tracking the success of each component of the Inspire2Hire program, creating meaningful milestones and objectives for the participants, partners and sponsors.  Criteria is developed for evaluating success of all aspects of the initiatives over time.  Appropriate data is collected for achievement assessment and reported . 
 
 
 

FLCC AFTER SCHOOL

Helping Hands

 

           Helping Hands is a program designed to help those at-risk
     

      

with basic needs like food, shelter, social services and transportation.

Our Backpack Event

Result Based Accountability [...]

Fort Lauderdale Community Center utilizes a result based accountability process.
Our goal is to increase understanding and functionally in technology for underprivileged
children, young adults and communities. We utilize a pre-test to determine present
knowledge and skill level.

Who are our clients? Primarily underprivileged children, teens and young
adults, however in recent years we have trained seniors, some of whom have
computer phobias.

We measure our services by post tests, to determine skill achievement. Although hard to
measure we have observed a marked increase in self confidence with our clients who
completed the program. The most important measure in our young adult clients is their
ability to find gainful employment after training.

We have identified and partnered with several cultural and social
organizations because they enhance the experience of our clients.

Through our computer service and repair training program, IT Tech, we
teach clients at a very young age the components of a computer system.

Through our television & video production training program, Positive Spin,
we teach television media, film, photography and studio pre & post production.

Through our entrepreneurial program Inspire2Hire, we teach
skills necessary to start and maintain or work for a business.

Through our commercial signage training program, Gary Signs, we teach skills
to take a person from novice to generating income, with a sign company.

Through our diversity training program, we teach inclusion, awareness, and
knowledge on the proper way to treat others of different backgrounds.

All clients of our Hope House shelter must be trained under one of these disciplines.

All of our programs are mobile.

We have successfully trained hundreds of individuals in professions that enhance and
empower their community. We also have programs in place that provide referrals and resources.

200 BACKPACKS 400 KIDS DONATE

After-School & Summer [...]

After-School Enrichment:

Monday through Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Help with homework and a snack is provided.
This program is between 6 to 12 weeks, with Black History Classes for all ages! 

                                           

 

Summer Enrichment:

Between 8 to 12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm we offer vocational training in computer repair, reading and math, cultural arts, Black History and training in social skills. Students are given breakfast, lunch, and a snack.  At the end of the program, they receive a graduation to celebrate with friends and family their accomplishments, they receive a certificate of completion of the program, and they receive the computer they learned the skills to take apart and put back together. They are rewarded with love and adoration from family and friends for their achievements and successes!  And they are empowered!

200 BACKPACKS 400 KIDS

Programs

Fort Lauderdale Community Center Programs

1.  After-School & Summer Enrichment
       *Black History Classes

2.  Computer Lab & Laptop Give Away!

3.  Helping Hands

     a) Transitional Housing Program: Hope House Shelter.
   
         1. Providing food and clothing
         
         3. Providing vocational training


         2. Providing transportation

4.  Inspire2Hire

     a) Programs for vocational and on the job training.

                 1. Computer Service and Repair: IT Tech
 
          2. Commercial Signage: Gary Signs

          3. Television Media: Positive Spin; FLCC Channel


5.  Diversity Training

6.  FLCC Talent Agency

Aug 2015 Event

John R. Davison Dept of Labor

John R. Davison Recommendation

4th Annual Back to School [...]

Fort Lauderdale Community Center & Prince II Kings presents

To: Whom it may concern
Welcome to Prince II Kings 4th Annual Back to School Shoes & Backpack Giveaway, August 22, 2015 from 9 am to 1 pm at Osswald Park, located at 2220 NW 21st Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311 with its partners Fort Lauderdale Community Center and Team-SOY; non-profit organizations dedicated to providing worthwhile programs for high risk youth within the inner city.
We’re asking your support by pledging $20.00 per child for a total of 50 children, only $1,000 to make a difference! And/or supply those less fortunate with a new pair of shoes, backpacks and school supplies for the new school year, anything is appreciated. We’re hoping not just for a one time donation but a partner and a positive role model for our children!
Last year this program had a line around the corner and it is strictly for kids! We had to limit shoes because we could not accommodate everyone. This year, we want to provide everyone who is in need with a pair of shoes with your help! Many older siblings, not parents, bring their families to get what they need to start school on an even footing with their classmates. Many that come live in households that have a hard time purchasing shoes for sometimes 4 to 6 children with incomes less than $10,000 a year. Their only means of shoes for the school year is this program.
Prince II King with its partners Fort Lauderdale Community Center and Team-SOY are dedicated to improving the quality of life for school-aged children and young adults. We strive to help our youth in developing leadership skills, responsibility, integrity, and courage. Prince II King uses programs that are affective, like the Annual Literacy Contest, the Annual Anti-Bullying Poem Contest, the Annual Talent Show, the Bridge the Gap Campaign, and a host of others. These events uniquely challenge the kids reading, writing, math, public speaking, social and leadership skills without them being aware of it.
Thank you in advance for your support and for more information call me at the number below!
Sincerely,
Sharon Major-Hughes
Chief Executive Officer

 

Stay tuned for our upcoming Newsletter!

With the Support of all our New

Partners!

Our partner PRINCE 2 KINGS

Partnering with Feeding South [...]

   

 

Feeding South Florida, a not for profit organization and a member agency of Feeding America Network, empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to feed needy people and improve their lives. They do this by providing food and other grocery products and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty.  They are the South Florida affiliate of Feeding America, a member of the Florida Association of Food Banks and the largest food bank in the State of Florida.  Today Daily Bread Food Bank is changing its name to Feeding South Florida. This is in addition to already being a member agency with Feeding America. 
By being a Feeding America member they are able to join forces with nationwide networks of food banks.
With this name change they will continue to grow and serve the hungry in South Florida. They are also proud to announce the opening of their new and larger facility in Pembroke Park in Broward County.
After the tragic loss of their Broward warehouse due to a fire last week, they are able to bounce back larger and stronger than ever.
  They have gotten such a large response in their time of need from the media and the local community that they had to open the new facility sooner than anticipated.   And what a beautiful facility it is! It has conference rooms, training rooms, a warehouse that holds 3 times the amount of the other one, a food stamp department to help people apply for stamps at FSF and a Teachers Store that has supplies they will need to handle any project!

Computer Labs & Laptop [...]

                                   

FLCC understands technology is the future! "I AM BROWARD", means 1LOVE!, this campaign identifies nonprofits and businesses that are helping children and families at-risk in our communities.  The computer lab and laptop giveaways are a social services campaign started to bring unity to the community. They receive a full computer lab for their students, which consists of laptops, desktop computers with keyboard, mice and new 17" flat screen monitors.  This is our way of helping to close the gap in technology, by providing to those that may not have access to computers or the internet. 


Daycare Centers


Irma Hunter Wesley Fort Lauderdale Child Care Development Center

Founder of Child Development Center, recognized by Broward Education and Training Administration, sited in Who's Who Among Women Executives, holder of Urban League's Margaret Roach Award, and Family Central Venderee Pickett Award.

Irma Wesley, the Director of the Center; is the mother of five children and has cared for more than 15,000 children for over 30 years, as a Childcare Specialist in Early Childhood Education.The staff of IHWCDC, are very proud of the many honors bestowed upon her, as well as her pass accomplishments for the community she is devoted to and worked hard for. 

                              

Irma Hunter Wesley Fort Lauderdale Child Care Development Center is located at, 1409 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.Their phone number is (954) 522-6552, Mrs. Richardson is the Director and her email address is iwesley@bellsouth.net and the hours of operations are from, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

BB International Preschool & Kindergarten 

BB International has served the Fort Lauderdale and pompano Beach communities as a NAEYC Accredited center for 30 years.  BB International promotes a culture of learning that emphasizes the competencies, intelligence and creativity of children in their early years of life.

Julia Musella, the Director, strives to create an environment of learning consistent with the theories of Dr. Bruner while constantly introducing new ideas, materials and experiences to excite both teachers and children about coming to school every day!

                        

BB International Preschool & Kindergarten is located at, 1735 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060.  Their phone number is (954) 946-2229, their email address is info@bbinternationalpreschool.org and the hours of operations are from, 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.


Liberia Economic & Social Development

LES is a Community Develpoment Corporation (CDC) and a Community Base Organization that provides certain services to low-income children and families to address family needs. such as career counseling, employment training, job retention, affordable housing, food and children.

                

Liberia Economic & Social Development Inc. is located at, 3220 North 24th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020.  Their phone number is (954) 924-3636, their email address is LESIncorp@aol.com and the hours of operations are from, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Website: www.lesinc.us

 

Washington Park Child Care Center

                            

Washington Park Child Care Center is located at, 5731 West Pembroke Road, Hollywood, FL 33023.  Their phone number is (954) 987-8747, the hours of operations are from, 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

New Mirawood Academy

Programs and services designed to meet the developmental needs of each child.

                           

New Mirawood Academy is located at, 5820 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33023.  Their phone number is (954) 983-4321, the hours of operations are from 6:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Website: www.clasearlyeducation.org


Businesses & Organizations


Family Central

 
Received #19 brand new in the box 17" Monitors for Training Room

Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre

   
Received #4 brand new in the box 17" Monitors for Office Staff


Children Services Council: Laptop Giveaways at Events


    Received #2 Laptops for Haitian Event and #1 for Broward Aware Event


The Community of Roosevelt Gardens

   

Received several laptops and desktop computers.


Oakland Park Main Street

 
Received a laptop for it's staff.