Tag Archives: Broward County

Guitars Not Guns

Image result for guitars not gunsWe had the pleasure of talking to Jimmy Rucollo, President of the Florida chapter of Guitars Not Guns. Guitars Not Guns provides guitar lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence. In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance & discipline and build self-esteem. More importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting. They can be reached by phone at 954-496-6520 or on the Guitars Not Guns website here. Listen to the program here: 

Broward Regional Health Planning Council

brhpc-broward-regional-health-planning-council-navlogo1We had the pleasure of having Regine Kanzki, Division Director, Ruth Thomas, ACA Navigator, Jean -Robert Menard, Assistant and Program Manager at Broward Regional Health Planning Council. BRHPC’s direct service programs serve uninsured and underinsured low-income Broward County residents. These services include Early Learning/School Readiness, HIV/AIDS Planning, Quality Assurance, Eligibility, Housing Assistance, Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Substance Abuse, Maternal/Child Health and Forensic Re-integration. BRHPC provides coordinated, efficient cost-effective and client-centered services with a diverse workforce. They can be reached by phone at 954-561-9685 or on the Broward Regional Health Planning Council website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Family Central

downloadWe had the pleasure of having Barbara Weinstein, President and CEO of Family Central on The Forum for Nonprofits. Now serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county Family Central focuses on early childhood programs and family strengthening programs that focus on the social and emotional development of the children they work with and their caregivers’ ability to:  identify, manage and facilitate healthy development for each child in this area. They can be reached by phone at (954) 720-1000 or on the Family Central website here.  Listen to the program here: 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Broward County

kolkokWe had the pleasure of having Jeremy Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Broward County. Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives. They can be reached by phone at  (954) 396-3030 or on the Habitat for Humanity of Broward County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

United Way of Broward County

FullColorThis week we discuss a serious topic with Luciano Todeschni, Campaign Manager and Heather Davidson, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy  from United Way of Broward County. The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. The United Way’s primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse. They can be reached by phone at  800.334.4568 or on the United Way website here.  Listen to the program here: 

 

The FLITE Center

1513632719795We had the pleasure of talking to Louis Rosaria, Director of Development and Christine Frederick, Executive Director of The FLITE Center. The FLITE Center is a centralized facility in Broward County for dependent youth to learn the skills needed for independent living. The topics of concentration include, but are not limited to, the importance of completion of education; government benefits, budgeting and banking; job and vocational training; housing options and other essential skills needed to live independently. They can be reached by phone at (954) 530-4686 or on the FLITE Center website here.  Listen to the program here: 

 

Friday Kid’s Pak

index.phpWe had the pleasure of interviewing Nancy May, President and Sharon Edleman of Friday Kid’s Pak. As a part of a A Heart Like His Foundation, Friday Kid’s Pak is a weekend food program for local homeless children. A Heart Like His Foundation, Inc. was established to change the world for hungry and starving children. These children have no control over their homelessness or family situation – they are innocent in their circumstances. These at risk children are fed in school during the week, however many leave school on Friday not knowing if they will eat a meal before returning to school on Monday. Friday Kid’s Pak goal is to provide these children a Friday Kid’s Pak containing: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, 2 fruit cups, 2 milk boxes and 2 juice boxes. The children will receive their Friday Kid’s Pak from a school administrator every Friday during the school year.  Please listen to this interview to find out more and hear their mission to change the world. They can be reached by phone at 954-793-2487, or on the Friday Kid’s Pak website here.  Listen to the program here: 

 

 

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