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Five Families Welcomed to Their New Habitat Broward Homes at ‘A Rick Case Habitat Community’

Habitat for Humanity of Broward welcomed home five hard working families on Saturday, February 5th at “A Rick Case Habitat Community” in Pompano Beach. Representative Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher, Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin, and Vice Mayor Beverly Perkins joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends. “We are now more than halfway through folks, with only 33 of our 76 homes to go at A Rick Case Habitat Community – our current class of future homeowners is our largest ever and we are currently accepting applications for our […]

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Elev8Life Alumni Brings TLT Club to Purpose Academy

Heaven’lee Belknap trail-blazed the first ever TLT Club at Purpose Academy in Pompano Beach.  Heavenly, a Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT) alumni, took on Dr. Andrea Hazim’s challenge to launch a club in which classmates would practice values and principles of serving leadership that make an impact in their world.  Elev8Life for Tomorrow’s Leaders It’s exciting to see young leaders form a community of TLT to help each other resist and overcome today’s “common culture,” which constantly demands their allegiance. TLT Club members proudly wear their IMPACT TEAM shirts that proclaim: “We aren’t the next. We are the now. We aren’t […]

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Youth Impact Center Will Hold a Grand Opening Celebration

The Chen Family Mission Foundation will host the grand opening of a Youth Impact Center on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Athletics Center located at 909 E. Cypress Creek Road in the Pinecrest Square.  The Youth Impact Center will have modern facilities in a safe and fun environment offering a wide range of no-cost programs for youth, including wrestling, tutoring, fitness, mentoring, MMA and a social hub. It is designed to be a place where young people can congregate and have all their needs met academically, athletically, socially and personally – a place where […]

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Polycentric Leadership

Polycentric Leadership. You may have never heard the term before, but it may just describe how you strive to live out your professional career by serving in multiple, diverse centers at the same time. For me, that looks like being the president of OneHope, while also dedicating time to other pursuits like co-authoring a book with John C. Maxwell about transformational change, teaching graduate studies through Southeastern University, helping an entrepreneurial start-up, and serving as an advisor for several Global networks and movements. Each of these opportunities I’m pursuing correlates with one of my strengths or passions.  Leaders of all […]

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Hannah’s Home to Expand After Successful Fundraiser

After raising over $400,000 at its 10th annual fundraising gala, Hannah’s Home of South Florida is moving to expand capacity to meet the needs of the single, pregnant young women in the home’s care. Hannah’s Home Expands to Help Every year, Hannah’s Home must turn away nearly 200 women due to a lack of capacity. “I felt that the event this year was filled with celebration and anticipation for the future of Hannah’s Home,” said Carol Beresford, founder of Hannah’s Home. “We look forward to expanding our property with four new cottages. This extra housing will give us the ability […]

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TIU-Florida Partners with Local churches

Pastor Jean Ezekiel welcomed Dean Gene Green of Trinity International University – Florida to the Evangelical Haitian Church of Florida in Miami on Sunday, February 20. Dr. Green talked about the urgent need for teachers in South Florida today and the call to Christians to rise to the challenge. Pastor Ezekiel and TIU-Florida Pastor Ezekiel earned his master’s degree at TIU-Florida, and several members of his congregation are currently students at Trinity Florida, completing their BA degrees. TIU-Florida partners with churches throughout the South Florida community and offers discounts for their members to pursue a Christ-infused education. Trinity International University […]

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Guardians of Hope Train to End The Demand

The Elite Foundation (End Lost Innocence to Exploitation) hosted their signature Guardians Of Hope – End the Demand ­Defender Training on February 19th at American Combat Gym/Physical Fitness Center in Deerfield Beach. Held in collaboration with a collective of organizations, experts and advocates in the field of anti-human trafficking, End the Demand is a national initiative that extends the reach of the message of Hope to inspire men to get actively involved to End It. Experts help End the Demand Featured experts included Self-Defense Trainers Dominick Stokes and Tony Senat, Federal Law Enforcement Professionals, and Ayinde Reid, President/CEO of Indi […]

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4KIDS Hosts A Gathering for the Gals

A community of ladies joined together on February 11th to bring hope to kids in foster care all over South Florida and the Treasure Coast. For the fifth year in a row, 4KIDS hosted exclusive, ladies-only gatherings in honor of Galentine’s Day at three separate venues. 4KIDS Gals Gathering In Broward, a brunch was held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort with a lineup of local female leaders who brought encouragement and insight to all those attending. Katy Mills, Traci Miller, and Dr. Vanessa Walker talked about how they balance their careers with philanthropy and the importance of being […]

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5000!

That’s how many vacancies for teachers there are in Florida schools. Nearly 5,000 classroom teachers are needed in addition to the shortage of 4,000 people for support staff positions. 450,000 Florida students began the school year last August without a certified teacher in their classroom. For a variety of reasons teachers are stepping out the profession at an alarming rate – COVID, pay scales, overcrowding in classrooms, contract issues, tensions with parents, burnout, and other factors conspire to leave our young without the educated, wise, and loving teachers they need. A National Education Association survey found that a full 55% […]

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Operation Christmas Child Distributes 10.5 Million Gifts

Despite a global pandemic, area residents shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout Southeast Florida contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at Drop-Off Locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected more than 9.1 million such gifts in 2021. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2021, the ministry is now sending more than 10.5 million shoebox gifts to children worldwide. Operation Christmas Child Through shoeboxes—packed with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items—Fort Lauderdale-area volunteers brought joy to children in […]

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