Nonprofit

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing the African-American history and heritage of Palm Beach County. Located in the former home of the late Solomon D. Spady, the most prominent African American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957, the museum opened in July 2001 and is the only Black History Museum & Cultural Center of its kind in Palm Beach County.

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

Mission Statement:

The Spady Museum’s mission is to expand, preserve and present the culturally diverse history of the black communities of Palm Beach County.

Vision Statement:

EPOCH envisions a culturally and economically vibrant community where the history and contributions of the black communities of Palm Beach County is understood and appreciated.

Values we believe in:

  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together
  • – Collecting, preserving and sharing history, artifacts and buildings
  • – The education of the community
  • – Historical accuracy and integrity
  • – Bringing people together

For more information on the S.D. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Please visit their website http://spadymuseum.com/

Milagro Center

Mission Statement

Milagro Center is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the social and academic success of underserved children and youth through Cultural Arts, Living Values, Academic Support, and Mentoring.

Vision Statement

To be a center of creative cultural collaboration, engaging education and inspiration that dissolves social barriers, forms lasting connections and sets the stage for future success.

History

Milagro Center was founded in 1997 by several local visionary leaders motivated by the desire for community service centered on providing arts experiences to the economically-challenged neighborhood children.  Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, motivates children and teens to “reach for the stars” while being confronted by the many adverse influences they face in the community. Milagro Center’s uniquely integrated programs focus on empowering these at-risk youth and their families to succeed, both in school and in life, having a resounding positive influence on our Delray Beach community.

Milagro Center carries out its mission by providing afterschool, summer camp, and ARTreach programs, to disadvantaged and academically-at risk children and teens in grades K-12, right here in South Florida. Its STARS (grades K-5) and Teen Leadership (grades 6-12) programs center around four inter-related diverse and socially inclusive program components:  Cultural Arts Instruction (including art, musical instruments, dance, digital technology, theatre, voice) the United Nations-endorsed Living Values Education curriculum, Mentoring, and Academic Support. This unique and effective model allows Milagro’s children and teens to develop new skills, build self-esteem, and thrive socially and academically.  Milagro Center truly changes the course of these deserving children’s lives from repeating the recurring cycle of poverty to becoming self-sufficient and productive members of our community..

Additionally, The BLUEPRINT Gallery, a professional art gallery housed at Milagro Center, provides ARTreach programs to over 450 children, teens and adults each year. The BLUEPRINT Gallery hosts six exhibits a year showcasing the many talents of artists in south Florida. A variety of programming is offered and can be designed based on an organization’s needs.

To learn more about Milagro Center please visit their website or call 561-279-2970

4-H Extension Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on, practical educational program that focuses on building life skills in the areas of healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in young people ages 5 to 18.

4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, creed, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In Broward County, the 4-H program offers hands-on education and fun projects in many different areas such as marine ecology, photography, horticulture, food and nutrition, small and large animals, computers, and much more!

For more information visit their website or call 954-756-8519

CROS Ministries

CROS Ministries serves the hungry in Palm Beach and Martin Counties through community collaborations. In 1978 a group of United Methodist Churches located in Palm Beach County came together to form Christians Reaching Out to Society Inc. (CROS Ministries). These congregations realized that together they could make a bigger difference assisting the community’s hunger needs. Overtime, CROS Ministries became both ecumenical and interfaith, partnering with other denominations and faiths. Our primary goal is to alleviate hunger in our community through programs designed to provide food so that our clients can use their limited resources on other basic needs, such as medicine and housing.

To learn more about CROS Ministries please visit their website https://www.crosministries.org/ or call 561-233-9009

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Whitehall

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibitions, and special programs.

To learn more about the Flagler Museum please visit their website https://www.flaglermuseum.us/ or call (561) 655-2833

Comfort Cases

INSPIRING COMMUNITIES TO BRING DIGNITY AND HOPE TO YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE.

On any given day, there are nearly 437,500 youth in the foster care system in the United States.  Of the thousands of youth who enter the system each year, most arrive carrying little more than the clothes on their backs.  If they are afforded the opportunity to collect any personal belongings, many are then given a trash bag in which to place and carry their personal items.  It is a time of great upheaval and instability, and their first foster home placement is unlikely to be their last.  Many youth in foster care will be moved from home to home multiple times, carrying their life’s treasures in a trash bag.  At Comfort Cases, we believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity.  Every child deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own.  It is our mission as a charity to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave youth in foster care on their journey to find their forever home.

To learn more about Comfort Cases please visit their website.

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