Community Builders

Improving Lives Through Collective Impact
Community collaboration is the cornerstone of great results. The Children's Strategic Plan recognizes this need and provides ample opportunities for Community Builders to improve the lives of children and families in Broward County. Whether it be through participating in a committee, attending a community event, or sharing insightful feedback and data, there are many ways you can contribute to the plan's success.
Our Goals From Planning to Action

First approved in February 2002, the Broward Children's Strategic Plan sets the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for establishing a better community in which children live, learn, and thrive. In 2006, nearly 600 participants came together to assess the plan's progress and provide constructive feedback for a revised version, which would include five new - and targeted - results areas. As Community Builders, it is our mission to connect our community's resources and data to ensure that these goals are met.

Children Live in Stable and Nurturing Families

Working toward ensuring that all Broward children live in safe, stable and nurturing families.

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Children are Mentally and Physically Healthy

Committees are working hard to safeguard the mental and physical health of Broward Children. It is necessary to have in place a continuum of maternal and child health services for at-risk families. Committees are working to ensure that: 

- There is a reduction in the Number of Children Drowning (ages 1-4)
- There is a reduction in Childhood Obesity
- All Black babies in Broward County will be born healthy, and remain healthy. 
- Babies will be born substance free
- Women will have healthy pregnancies with positive birth outcomes.
- There will be zero perinatal HIV transmissions
- Broward County teens will be healthy.

Click here to learn more about what we're doing to ensure children are mentally and physically healthy.

Children are Ready to Succeed in School

As the community works toward making sure all children in Broward are ready to succeed in school, committees have been working hard on ways to:

  • Improve children's educational success by making sure all of Broward children are ready to succeed in Kindergarten.
  • Improve the availability and quality of inclusive out-of-school time programs for economically disadvantaged children and for children with special needs (inclusion).
  • Improve the availability and quality of out-of-school care for children with special physical, developmental, and behavioral needs who require intensive services.
  • Enhance academic achievement,
  • Support social-emotional learning, developmental and physical activities.
  • And encourage providers in the community to provide educational field trips and cultural arts opportunities. 

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Young People Successfully Transitioned to Adulthood

In this area, the community is focused on

  • Reducing youth risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.
  • Actively working towards strengthening the continuum of care for children with special needs.
  • Creating solutions for strengthening supports for youth aging out of foster care or living in Kinship care, youth involved with juvenile justice, and youth who are LGBTQ to successfully transition to adulthood.
  • And working toward solutions that help reduce the recidivism rate of low-risk juvenile offenders and prevent the escalation of crime.
  • Increasing protective/resiliency factors and reduce risk factors associated with delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other risky behaviors.

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Children Live in Safe and Supportive Communities

In this area, Community Builders work to ensure that children are living in safe and supportive communities though the reduction of abuse and neglect.

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Explore Our Committees
To maximize opportunities for positive youth development and improve system outcomes, Community Builders have formed focused committees that analyze data, identify action steps, and establish community indicators to measure progress for specific segments of children’s services in Broward County. Committee members include residents, providers, government representatives, and local businesses alike, all working toward accomplishing a common goal by regularly meeting to share data, align events and initiatives, and leverage support from the CSC.

Below, please find a list of the active committees in the Broward Children's Strategic Plan.

Explore Our Committees

Abuse & Neglect Prevention

We work to increase the knowledge base on the Five Protective Factors through service provider training, community awareness- Beware Aware Events. The goals of the committee is community awareness, advocacy, and provide mini training ex. January is...

Leader
Angela Sowell
Related Topics
Abuse
Family Support

Agency Capacity Building

As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Agency Capacity Building Committee (ACB) provides a forum for skill building, networking and resource sharing for emerging, maturing and established organizational leaders seeking to increase their...

Leader
Adamma DuCille
Related Topics
Education
Employment & Economic Development

Behavioral Health Advocacy Action Team

Works to raise public awareness, promote policy reform, and encourage systemic changes to promote behavioral health in our community.

Leader
Heather Davidson
Related Topics
Health and Mental Care
Education

Behavioral Health Bridge SNAC

Forms partnerships to bridge the gap and support families and youth with co-occurring disabilities and mental health concerns.

Leader
Billie Morgan
Related Topics
Basic Needs
Family Support
Disability Services
Special Needs

Broward AWARE

Coordinates activities and events that promote resources preventing child abuse and neglect. Includes Pinwheel for Prevention themed activity during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Leader
Andrew Leone
Related Topics
Abuse
Family Support

Broward Bridge 2 Life

The mission of Broward Bridge 2 Life is organizing the community to assist youth with their transition from High School to a post-secondary opportunity. Our goals are to improve post-secondary credential by helping youth complete their entrance or...

Leader
Ralph Aielloo III
Related Topics
Family Support
Employment & Economic Development
Education

Broward Reads: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Broward Reads: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading Coalition focuses on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching, tackle chronic absence, and improve summer learning, as well as engage parents as their...

Leader
Sandra Bernard-Bastien
Related Topics
Education
Family Support

Learn More About CSC Broward

Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward
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2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.
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954-707-2970
The Children’s Services Council has partnered with Blacktie South Florida to offer membership scholarships for nonprofits in Broward County to assist in making donor outreach and fundraising efforts easier and more productive. Blacktie provides a one-stop web-based technology with access to online event planning and a comprehensive database management system that has the capability of increasing nonprofit exposure and awareness.

Primary POC: Ginny Fujino | ginny@blacktie-southflorida.com | 954-461-1199 (mobile)
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | Boyd Anderson High School
754-322-0200
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Marie Duperval
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | Deerfield Beach High School
754-322-0688
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Keith Roberson
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | McArthur High School
754-323-1226
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Thomas Correll
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | Miramar High School
754-323-1350
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Selwyn Brown
BOSS (Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed) | Piper High School
754-322-1700
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools. Services include structured academic support, credit recovery, end-of-course exam and ACT/SAT Preparation, adult and family services, personal enrichment activities to improve school engagement and attendance, and career readiness.

Primary POC: Kenneth Walton and Matt Dearen

The Faces of CSC

The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
Thanks to the Children’s Services Council and the YMCA of Broward County, students have an opportunity to give a voice to issues that are important to them.
Thanks to the Children’s Services Council and the YMCA of Broward County, students have an opportunity to give a voice to issues that are important to them.