Ignorance is not bliss! In the 1950s the government wisely demanded that Cable companies give the public fair and equal access to TV channels! Three channels were allocated one for local government designed to keep citizens aware of policy and procedures, another for education, to be used by the school boards to keep residents informed about local school decisions and policies also and a third for a public access channel, to be used for training and content creation by the public for local TV airing. PEG (public education and government). Over the years all the public has left is eg(g). The Public has been left out of the equatation. Most people are unaware!
The mission of the Fort Lauderdale Community Center has varied over the last 10 years of operation. Sometimes activist, sometimes caretaker, often teacher and mentor. We set out to bridge the digital divide teaching young at-risk children, the benefits of computer knowledge, hardware as well as software. We quickly learned that before a child or young adult can receive instructions pertaining to a certain skill set, they must first have enough food and a safe place to live. Thats how our non-profit evolved from being strictly a vocational center to a community center teaching the benefits of computer repair, software development, Television Media, Sign fabrication and general life skills. It lead to the creation of The Hope House, a program that houses at-risk children and young adults while teaching them a marketable skill. To date between our Georgia location and our Hope home in South Florida FLCC has houses and fed hundreds of families and individuals who found themselves homeless in these recessionary times. Evolving from strictly a vocational center to community center.