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    • Local 10 Big Book Drive helps distribute more than 27,000 books since May

      In June, just before classes went on summer recess, Local 10 distributed thousands of books to the Children's Services Council in Broward County. At our My Future, My Choice Town Hall at Miami Norland Senior High, every teen and child in attendance received a brand new book.
    • August 18, 2017
    • Focus On South Florida: Child Drownings

      Drowning is a leading cause of death among children ages one to four. It is a particular problem here in South Florida, year-round, but even more so in the summer. Water safety awareness can be a real lifesaver.
    • June 25, 2017
    • Summer Education - Preventing "Summer Slide"

      ‘Brain Drain’ or ‘Summer Slide’ is a nation-wide problem made worse for lower income students with limited access to books and summer time educational programs. Each school year, teachers end up spending approximately 17% of their time re-teaching what should have been previously learned material; that’s about an hour a day of class time. We get tips on making learning a year-round priority.
    • June 16, 2017
    • State of Black Broward Focused on Solutions

      The night was organized by Broward Black Elected Officials (BBEO) in an attempt to identify viable solutions to improving the condition of blacks in Broward County and not just harp on the problems they face.
    • March 2, 2017
    • Building A Better Broward: Children’s Services Council of Broward County hosts 2017 Youth & Family Summit

      Over 1000 attendees, representing various progressive programs and agencies in Broward, gathered to celebrate the success of their collective work in improving the overall quality of life for all children in the county and to strategically plan how they can continue to work together to close gaps plaguing our youth.
    • February 24, 2017
    • Free free tax prep for families and seniors

      Several nonprofits, such as the United Way in Palm Beach County and Hispanic Unity Florida and the United Way in Broward, are offering free tax preparation through the Internal Revenue Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The free service, valued at up to $150, is offered in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole, among other languages.
    • February 22, 2017
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Returns to Broward County

      The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will begin again in Broward County on January 17, 2017. Individuals without children and working families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016, could save up to $150 with free tax preparation services and includes eligibility determinations for inclusion in federal tax credit programs.
    • February 9, 2017
    • HANDY Unmasks Young Professionals for a Good Cause as they Make a Difference for Local South Florida Youth

      Young professionals in Broward County are looking beyond their phones and into their hearts to help embrace, educate and empower local youth. Next Gen 4 HANDY, a dynamic group of young professionals, will hold their second annual adult Prom Night in an effort to raise funds and awareness for HANDY. Seventeen of these remarkable young supporters will form the Prom Court, and those who raise the most money will be crowned Prom King and Queen.
    • February 6, 2017
    • Florida First Lady Ann Scott joined BCPS students to kick off Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

      Florida First Lady Ann Scott joined Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students to kick off Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, which takes place January 23 – 27, 2017. This year’s theme is “Literacy Changes Our World!”
    • January 24, 2017
    • Florida Panthers to Host Book Drive on January 26

      The Florida Panthers announced today that they will host a book drive in conjunction with Children's Services Council of Broward County on Thursday, Jan. 26 when the Panthers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. The Children's Services Council of Broward County aims to raise awareness about children's literacy and make sure all local schools have enough resources for students.
    • January 19, 2017
    • A helping HANDY for teen adjusting to a new life in America

      Helping Abused, Neglected, Disadvantaged Youth Inc., or HANDY, is a nonprofit agency based in Fort Lauderdale that offers tutoring, life coaching and social activities for these children, youth and young adults. The organization has served more than 45,000 youngsters since it was founded by child advocates in 1985.
    • December 29, 2016
    • Congressional Aide Jodi Davidson Joins Colodny Fass

      Jodi Davidson, former district director to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has joined the law firm of Colodny Fass as a governmental consultant.
    • December 13, 2016
    • School Pathway-To-Prison, Corrected

      When Elder Mathes Guice, founder and president of Community Reconstruction Housing (CRH), visited the Cypress Run Education Center in Pompano Beach, he was heartbroken. “It’s a tragic situation,” he said, exasperated. “It’s as if they’ve been left out and left behind,” he said of the children who attend the alternative school for those who have been booted out of their regular school for various disciplinary problems. The school serves middle and high school students.
    • December 1, 2016
    • Broward's Foster Children to Get Representation in Court

      On Oct. 20, the Children's Services Council of Broward County authorized the budgetary authority to request letters of interest to contract with provide attorneys for children in the child welfare system.
    • November 2, 2016
    • BCPS Selected for National Partnership and Grant Funding

      Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) strategic focus on early learning and literacy is getting national support. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, BCPS and the non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) announced an exciting partnership and grant funding to support early literacy development in kindergarten through third grade students.
    • September 21, 2016
    • Sip and savor during 'Eat Your Heart Out' event

      Get ready for an evening of food, wine and spirits to benefit the hardest-to-place foster children. The event will benefit Heart Gallery of Broward County, which provides innovative programs that help to promote the adoption and enrichment of Broward's foster children. It is one of more than 100 independent heart galleries across the country.
    • September 14, 2016
    • Children’s Services Council Awards over $4 million for Healthy Youth Transitions and Kinship Initiatives for Supporting Services Programs

      The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) recently awarded approximately $3.22 million for Healthy Youth Transitions (HYT) programs and over $800,000 for Kinship Initiatives for Supporting Services (KISS) for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year.
    • May 11, 2016
    • Gala recognizes organizations that educate tomorrow's leaders

      The Broward Education Foundation will celebrate 33 years of educational excellence at its annual Black & White Gala. The event will recognize outstanding philanthropic organizations and businesses for their impact on educating tomorrow's leaders.
    • April 26, 2016
    • Civil Rights Legend And Congressman John Lewis Kicks-Off L.E.A.D. Nation's 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit

      Civil Rights Legend and Congressman John Lewis among prominent leaders scheduled to take part in line-up of interactive seminars, workshops, and panel discussions for South Florida students
    • April 22, 2016
    • 2016 County Health Rankings

      The Florida Department of Health in Broward County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at www.floridacharts.com.
    • March 16, 2016
    • Employers with disability-friendly practices to be honored April 8

      An awards event honoring employers that implement disability-friendly practices is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 8 at Florida Atlantic University's Live Oak Pavilion, 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. The event — the 2016 South Florida Business Leadership Network's Connections Platinum Awards Breakfast — is part of an annual workshop series that provides information to employers about hiring, retaining and accommodating people with disabilities.
    • March 14, 2016
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday A Huge Success

      Ft. Lauderdale – Thousands in the Fort Lauderdale community celebrated the Martin Luther King Holiday at events hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Committee (MLKCC). The celebration started Friday, January 15th. The MLKCC committee along with the Early Learning Coalition hosted 80 three to five year olds from local day care centers for a birthday celebration for Dr. King at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, sponsored by the Children Services Council.
    • January 21, 2016
    • New Mount Olive Baptist Church and The Mount Olive Development Corporation’s (MODCO) Fifth Annual Homeless Give Back Day

      New Mount Olive Baptist Church and The Mount Olive Development Corporation’s (MODCO) Fifth Annual Homeless Give Back Day was a huge success! Special thanks to the following venders for your support in making this a great event: 
    • December 18, 2015
    • Forever Family Focuses on Kids In Foster Care

      MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart sits down with Gia Tutalo-Mote, the founder of Forever Family, in honor of 'Giving Tuesday'.
    • December 1, 2015
    • The Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC) announces the availability of approximately $5.2 million for "Youth FORCE" programs

      This Request for Proposal (RFP) includes programming to provide effective, research-based best practice approaches to strengthen protective factors and teach positive decision-making skills to at-risk middle-school youth. The Council is soliciting applications from non-profit organizations, governmental entities, or for- profit organizations incorporated or qualified to do business in the State of Florida. The RFP is available electronically at the CSC website,www.cscbroward.org.  Copies are also available at the Children's Services Council office at 6600 West Commercial Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida, 33319. Verbal instructions regarding the services to be procured will be provided during the only pre-bid conference on Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m.  It is also the only opportunity to receive information regarding the client populations to be served, contractual expectations and other critical service delivery requirements. Completed applications are due on or before Jan. 20, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. Approved programs will result in contracts effective Aug. 1, 2016.
    • November 25, 2015
    • OIC of South Florida and Broward College Announce Articulation Agreement

      OIC OF SOUTH FLORIDA (OIC-SFL) and BROWARD COLLEGE (BC) announced a new partnership which strengthens the Pathways to College and Careers for underserved and underrepresented youth & adults. OIC of South Florida President & CEO, Newton B. Sanon and Broward College President, J. David Armstrong, Jr., formally announced an articulation agreement between the two entities. This historic day represented, "Innovation at its best" stated Dr. Anita Davis Defoe, Director of Workforce Development at OIC-SFL.
    • October 28, 2015
    • Afterschool at your Library Program

      The Children's Services Council of Broward County has partnered with Hallandale Beach Library to offer an afterschool study workshop for local children. Children ages 6-12 years can come to the library for the Afterschool@Your Library program from 2:00-5:30pm each week for homework help and for reading practice. Volunteers will be available to assist students with reading, math, and language arts. Seating is limited so it is important to pre-register for this program.
    • October 26, 2015
    • Lake forms task force to reduce drownings in county

      It is one of the worst nightmares of every parent: finding their child unconscious in a pool, not breathing. For Kathy Young, that nightmare became a reality. The experience was sobering and changed the lives of the family members forever.
    • October 18, 2015
    • Focus On South Florida: Read for the Record

      This coming Thursday, children and adults worldwide will participate in the world’s largest shared reading experience. “Read for the Record” highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. The Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Broward County Public Schools are coordinating the event locally. We focus on how this event can help children succeed in school and in life, and how local volunteers are needed to make it a success.
    • October 18, 2015
    • Taking Bold Action to Fund What Matters: Communities Raise Revenue to Support Youth

      In his latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Harvard professor Robert Putnam describes with great clarity the starkly different experiences of kids living in the same community.  Higher-income families are outspending lower-income families nine to one on enrichment opportunities (Source: Sabino Kornrich and Frank Furstenburg, Investing in Children: Changes in Parental Spending on Children 1972-2007.)
    • October 14, 2015
    • Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, president, Children's Services Council of Broward County

      Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, president, Children's Services Council of Broward County Last week: When children die from gun violence, it devastates families and grievously impacts entire communities. The 28 school shootings with fatalities since Sandy Hook, and the recent story of an 11-year-old killing his 8-year-old neighbor with a shotgun, are heartbreaking. There are no simple answers, but there are a few things that come to mind: control access to guns, provide sufficient mental health services, and have parents model responsible behavior through education and properly securing their firearms. Only then can we begin to address this epidemic and provide our children with a fair chance at realizing their potential, hopes and dreams.
    • October 11, 2015
    • United Way World Wide Celebrate International Peace Day

      The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21st. Established by the United Nations in 1981, the purpose of the day is to strengthen the ideals of peace among all peoples and all countries. - See more at: http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/29965184/united-way-worldwide/celebrate-international-peace-day#sthash.8ZwhNt3i.dpuf
    • September 21, 2015
    • Commissioner: Eliminate Community Redevelopment Agency in Hollywood Beach

      City eyes tens of millions generated by taxing district Special fund is flush thanks to Margaritaville, other developments Redirecting money could jeopardize improvements on the beach Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article35929617.html#storylink=cpy
    • September 20, 2015
    • Shutting Down The School To Prison Pipeline

      On September 18, 2015, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association and Nova Law Review is presenting a one-day symposium, Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline, comprised of a broad coalition of partners coming together to present a national platform to address the unnecessary incarceration of teens. Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince is the program’s keynote speaker. The symposium will be held at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • September 18, 2015
    • People on the Move: Delray Beach library names board members

      Literacy Kim Beckett, Justin Cidoni, and William Morse have joined The Delray Beach Public Library's board of directors. Beckett is sales manager of Guild Mortgage Co. Cidoni is with IBERIA Bank, and Morse is former owner of Accounting & Tax Services of Delray Beach, which recently merged with Hirsch & Co. CPAs. Medical Dr. Louis M. Fernandez has been named vice president and chief medical officer of Humana South Florida. Fernandez joined Humana in 2012 as the regional medical director for the Gulf states.
    • September 17, 2015
    • For Broward 100, art on the streets

      Local artists went wild on the walls of Broward County this year. The county unleashed artists into the streets and tasked them with adding photographs, murals and splashes of color to local buildings.
    • September 15, 2015
    • INDEPENDENT LIVING: CEREMONY CELEBRATES YOUTH

      DAVIE, FLa. — Case managers, life coaches, caregivers, peers and community leaders gathered recently during the 11th Annual Broward County Transitional Independent Living (TIL) Program “Build On Your Dreams” graduation ceremony. More than 100 foster care youth joined together to walk the stage and celebrate graduating from middle school, high school, technical school, college and masters programs.
    • September 2, 2015
    • SHUTTING DOWN THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

      A coalition of partners will come together to build a national platform to address this issue.
    • August 31, 2015
    • Ana Valladares: Toda una vida de servicio

      Residente de Broward por más de 30 años, Ana Valladares nació en Cuba, pero fue criada en Venezuela. Llegó al sur de Florida con su esposo, Fredo y sus hijos Cecilia y Tomás, después de vivir en Alemania e Italia. Y desde entonces puso en práctica su vocación de servicio en la comunidad.
    • August 28, 2015
    • 99 Jamz Community Voices Interview with Sandra Bernard-Bastien

      Back to School Back Pack and Supplies Extravaganza and Other CSC Funded Programs.
    • August 9, 2015
    • National Urban League Brings Youth Leadership Summit To South Florida

      Besides bringing presidential candidates to South Florida, this week’s National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale is also bringing a variety of programs that could benefit South Florida’s residents.
    • July 30, 2015
    • Summer feeding program enriches kids' bellies, brains

      Meals on Wheels and Estella's Brilliant Bus partner to provide kids with a meal and a math lesson
    • July 28, 2015
    • Early childhood initiative launched in Sunrise

      Family Central is hoping a new program in Sunrise will make a big difference with local youths. The pilot program Community of Quality Early Learning and Literacy is being made possible by a $750,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant. "Those first five years are essential for brain development," said Mark Gross, Family Central's vice president of program research and development. "They really lay the foundation for success later on in school and in life."
    • June 11, 2015
    • State kicks kids out of specialized program for medically fragile children

      The state last month removed about 2,000 children from a specialized program that provides services to medically fragile kids, finding that they were no longer "clinically eligible" under a new screening process.  But the move by the Department of Health to re-evaluate children in the Children's Medical Services Network is drawing criticism from pediatricians and some children's advocates.
    • June 8, 2015
    • Children’s Services Council discusses 2015-2016 Budget

      Children’s Services Council discusses 2015-2016 Budget LAUDERHILL, FL – Recently, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) held its Council Meeting and Budget Retreat to review funding recommendations for programs that help prevent abuse and neglect, support mothers suffering from maternal depression, give disadvantaged youth summer employment & training opportunities and much more.
    • May 28, 2015
    • Celebrating success

      An event will recognize scholarship recipients who have overcome abuse and neglect to graduate college. HANDY's 10th annual "Scholars Breakfast" will take place May 21 at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a coffee reception and silent auction. A seated breakfast will go from 8 to 9:30 a.m. "When HANDY launched its 'Scholars Breakfa
    • May 14, 2015
    • Nonprofit's first goes to Dillard High senior

      Ryan Dominique is having a bit of good luck lately, and those who know him say he's entitled. This June, Dominique will be enrolling in the School of Music at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. It's being made possible by a first-ever Bella's Group Kinship Scholarship.
    • May 8, 2015
    • Broward schools lack nurses to meet growing need

      The rising number of chronically ill children has led to more scratching, sneezing and wheezing inside the classroom — but about two in five Broward schools lack a full-time nurse or health aide on campus to meet their needs.
    • May 2, 2015
    • Campaign on for toddler safety

      A spike in toddler deaths in Broward County last year — mostly from drowning and unsafe sleeping arrangements — spurred child advocates to launch a safety campaign Monday in Sunrise.
    • February 10, 2015
    • Community unites for 'Thanksgiving Harvest Drive'

      190 Broward County Public Schools are expected to participate in this year's “Harvest Drive,” a yearlong project that culminates in a charitable event taking place every Thanksgiving. The drive is a resource for families in crisis, providing assistance with food and other necessities. Families are referred by Broward County school social workers and 
    • November 12, 2014
    • The Children's Services and School Bonds Pass Easily

      The good news from Tuesday’s election: Voters renewed Broward Children’s Services Council. Council CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer and her crew are a safety net for so many at-risk children and families. They do a terrific job with relatively little money. If it had been abolished, nobody would have been there to offer a helping hand to those in need.- See more at: http://www.browardbeat.com/childrens-services-school-bonds-pass-easily/#sthash.Nu6izhrd.dpuf
    • November 6, 2014
    • Agreement reached over confusing Broward ballot

      The Broward Supervisor of Elections has reached an agreement with a group trying to extend funding for the Children's Services Counsel, ending a lawsuit over a ballot layout some said was confusing to voters.
    • October 29, 2014
    • Voters must reauthorize the Children Services Council of Broward

      Another reason why eligible voters of Broward County should make every attempt to turn out to vote in the 2014 mid-term general elections is to ensure the Children Services Council (CSC) of Broward County is reauthorized to continue operating.
    • October 29, 2014
    • Ballot confusion needs pointers

      Broward's elections supervisor Brenda Snipes has placed the Children's Services Council in serious jeopardy this election cycle with a confusing ballot design that has left more than one early voter asking for a do-over.
    • October 28, 2014
    • Stand up for Broward's children

      On Nov. 4, Broward voters will be asked to make an important decision regarding the health, well being and success of the children of Broward; the reauthorization of the Children's Services Council of Broward County.   Letter to editor urges voters to re-up Children's Services Council.
    • October 20, 2014
    • Commentary: Reauthorize Florida Children’s Services Councils

      (By Dominic Calabro) This election cycle has had no shortage of media coverage. Florida voters have been inundated for months with advertising from candidates in highly contested races. Amendment campaigns have been waging and appealing to our hearts and wallets. But among all of the partisan bickering and moral decision-making is an easy choice for South Florida voters. When checking your ballot on or before Nov. 4, I encourage you to choose to support the Florida Children’s Services Councils by reauthorizing them with a yes vote.
    • October 17, 2014
    • For kids' sake vote 'YES' for children's councils

      Broward and Palm Beach are among seven Florida counties that created Children's Services Councils to give underprivileged kids the help they need with reading, behavior management, after-school care, delinquency prevention, family issues, even swimming lessons.
    • October 9, 2014
    • Broward Children's Services Council fights for survival

      Will Broward voters seize the opportunity to cut their property tax bills, even if it means killing a worthwhile entity that helps children and families of all backgrounds?
    • September 22, 2014
    • NSU health fair leaves children feeling good

      Teddy bears were the patients of choice at a children's health fair at Nova Southeastern University on Sunday, while the kids who came out were given Popsicles — not thermometers — to stick in their mouths.
    • September 21, 2014
    • Business mobilizes for Children's Services Council of Broward

      Businesses inBroward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy.
    • September 13, 2014
    • Pilot program brings lunch to Broward County kids

      Luedelle Lewis has four children under age 10. Getting enough food on the table can prove challenging, especially with her children around the house for the summer. So it was a relief when she was approached by a pilot program that delivers lunch and snacks to her home in Park Ridge Court, a complex in Deerfield Beach managed by the Broward County Housing Authority.
    • August 13, 2014
    • Shoe Distribution at Broward County Back-To-School Extravaganza

      Thousands of children attending Broward County Schools were provided shoes for back-to-school. Lots of happy faces! Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and partners: Children's Services Council, Broward County Social Workers, Hands on Broward, Broward Sheriff's Office, Running With Soles and Neighbors4Neighbors! Thanks also to our wonderful photographers - John & Brenda Holland and wonderful videographer - Cory Galiszewski.
    • August 9, 2014
    • Children’s Services Council Leads 4th Annual Back to School Community Extravaganza

      On Saturday, August 9th, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) and other community partners will host the 4th Annual Broward Back to School Community Extravaganza. The event, to be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, will allow thousands of children identified by Broward County School Social Workers as living in “unstable living conditions” to receive backpacks filled with supplies, as well as new uniforms, shoes and books.?
    • August 7, 2014
    • Parents reminded to look out for kids locked in cars

      In statistics provided by the Children's Services Council, 17 children have died from heatstroke while unattended in vehicles, including two in Florida. The state continues to be second in the nation in heatstroke fatalities with at least 68 children dying since 1998.
    • August 6, 2014
    • Here's Help Radio Show

      Radio talk show that tackles pressing issues in our community. This segment featured CSC President/CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer.
    • August 5, 2014
    • National Network Spotlight: Smith Community Mental Health

      Certified Replication Partners in our National Network are successfully replicating Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program®(TOP®) across the country. The National Network Spotlight highlights a partner and celebrates their positive outcomes.
    • August 5, 2014
    • GO, SLOW, WHOA comes to Broward County, FL

      It can be a daunting task to educate children and teens about healthy eating choices and to instill in them new and lasting healthy eating habits.  So a new Nutrition Education Model has been developed; a model that is fun and easy to explain, and catchy enough to stick!?
    • July 10, 2014
    • Event helps promote adoption

      About 100 attendees helped raise almost $10,000 at the recent Spring for Kids event to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, which promotes adoption of children in foster care.
    • June 27, 2014
    • 100 Black Men, Broward Schools, and Nova Southeastern University unveil Mentoring Management System

      The 100 Black Men of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Public Schools, and Nova Southeastern University have collaborated on an ambitious endeavor which will now allow every child attending public school with an opportunity to be mentored. The historical announcement marked the first time that a mentoring tracking system will incorporate all mentoring programs affiliated with the Broward County Public School System. It came on the heels of the 24th Annual 100 Black Men of America’s National Conference, which was held June 12-15, 2014, at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood Beach.
    • June 19, 2014
    • Strikers take part in national KidVision VPK video segment

      The Fort Lauderdale Strikers hosted a field trip from KidVision VPK for a segment which introduced soccer to 4-5 year olds. The segment is available online to teachers throughout the US.
    • June 18, 2014
    • Partners Launch Water SMART Broward Campaign to Help Prevent Childhood Drowning

      LAUDERHILL – In Broward County, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death among children ages 1-5. In 2013, the Florida Department of Health in Broward reported seven cases of drowning deaths in children. There have been just as many deaths since the beginning of this year. Tragically, in most cases, these deaths are preventable.
    • June 17, 2014
    • Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, president, Children's Services Council of Broward County

      Looking ahead: Next Thursday, the Children's Services Council of Broward County will pass its preliminary budget and millage. Thanks to the growth in property values, even more children with special needs will have a safe, stimulating place to go and grow over the summer and after school; more adolescents will have a chance to gain their first summer job experience and more children will receive water safety lessons. For more information check out the Proposed Program Budget on our website www.cscbroward.org
    • June 15, 2014
    • Kathleen Cannon, president, United Way of Broward County

      Looking ahead: The Children's Services Council of Broward is an independent special district established by voters in 2000. CSC provides the resources that are vital to enhance children's lives through a wide variety of programs designed to help them lead healthy, safe and productive lives. They help over 100,000 children and fund over 150 proven programs in our community. This will be on our ballot in November as a renewal. Our children are our future.
    • June 15, 2014
    • Making a splash… Sun Sentinel Children's Fund's Spring Campaign assists children stay afloat

      With matching funds multiplying donations, the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund launched this year's Spring Campaign to make a splash for local youth by providing brighter futures for children in the community.
    • June 3, 2014
    • Safeguard kids near water

      Imagine if every single year, a bus full of toddlers died from the same cause. Would you want to do something about it? Well, that’s like what happens with drownings.
    • May 28, 2014
    • Opening a new chapter Literacy program gets $35,000 boost from partnership

      The Shepherd's Way shelter in Fort Lauderdale provides a home for children of single mothers, as well as after-school child care. Starting in June, the shelter will offer another service.
    • May 11, 2014
    • Child deaths in pools are preventable

      Imagine if every single year, a bus full of toddlers died from the same cause. Would you want to do something about it? Well, that's like what happens with drownings.
    • May 8, 2014
    • Kathy Koch, president, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations

      Looking ahead: The Children's Services Council of Broward funds programs for 100,000 children each year. That's 25 percent of all the kids in the county. 
    • May 4, 2014
    • Linda Carter, president, Community Foundation of Broward

      Looking ahead: In 2000, voters created the Children's Services Council of Broward County. The results have been astonishing.
    • April 20, 2014
    • Roy Rogers, developer, environmentalist and community advocate

      Looking ahead: Without a dedicated source of funding for the Broward Children's Services Council our youth are at risk. Get ready for a ballot question that will ask if the community is prepared to support that funding goal.
    • April 13, 2014
    • Ballot question: Keep tax for kids' services?

      It's not very often that taxpayers are asked if they want to retain one of the line items on their property tax bills. But that will happen in November?
    • April 13, 2014
    • Literacy program gets $35,000 boost from partnership

      The Shepherd's Way shelter on Dixie Highway inFort Lauderdale provides a home for children of single mothers and offers them after school child care as well. Starting in June, the shelter will be offering still more, said executive director Robin Martin.
    • April 11, 2014
    • Make KidCare Available Sooner

      Getting rid of the five-year waiting period for children of legal immigrants to get health coverage through KidCare will improve health outcomes and save money, writes Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, president/CEO of the Children's Services Council of Broward County, in a column in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Seltzer is urging lawmakers to pass measures that would eliminate the waiting period and give KidCare to more than 25,000 children.
    • April 11, 2014
    • Cindy Arenberg Seltzer: Care for Florida's children

      The rich diversity of South Florida is one of its best features. We are fortunate to live in a place where many want to come seeking a new life, because this country remains The Land of Opportunities, and this region is one of its most desirable for them and their children. By uprooting from their original country, they bring fresh energy and ideas.?
    • April 11, 2014
    • South Florida 100 Forum April 6

      100 of South Florida’s most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week.
    • April 6, 2014
    • Helping Hand

      Recently, HANDY CEO Evan Goldman and youth participant Lamont Dennis were featured on Comcast Newsmakers to talk about how organizations like HANDY give young people a helping hand.
    • March 31, 2014
    • Children's Services Council an Asset to Kids

      Op-Ed from HANDY CEO Evan Goldman: At HANDY, where we provide life skills and educational options for children in relative and foster care, the council is more than a funder, they're a valued partner.
    • March 23, 2014
    • Hot 105 Interviews National Youth Advocate Program

      Natalie Thomas, a NYAP Clinical Supervisor, did an interview with Hot 105's Rodney Baltimore telling more about their services.
    • March 18, 2014
    • Children's Services Council of Broward County & Forever Family Bella's Group Honored

      Hundreds of advocates, judges, law enforcement and dignitaries came together to honor the Children's Services Council of Broward County and Family Family's Bella's Group Founders Isabella and Gabriella Glazer among others for changing and saving the lives of vulnerable children in our community.
    • March 12, 2014
    • Children's Services Council of Broward is Doing its Job Well

      Op-Ed from CSC Chair Robin Bartleman: Every organization should be able to plan for the future, without the threat of elimination.
    • March 12, 2014
    • Free Tax Preparation

      If you earned less than $52,000 then you many qualify for free tax preparation.
    • March 5, 2014
    • Nonprofit Organizations and Youth Volunteers Team Up to Make Special Delivery to Local Students

      Students at Dillard Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale received a special delivery thanks to the Children's Services Council and HandsOn Broward's Kids Care Club.
    • March 4, 2014
    • Taravella High School Peace Pole Dedication

      Peace pole dedication at J.P. Taravella High School presented by Choose Peace/Stop Violence in recognition of working towards a community that honors peace, cooperation, tolerance and positive change.
    • February 6, 2014
    • Sun Sentinel Readers Help Families in Need During Annual Children's Fund Campaign

      This past holiday season, readers, sponsors and foundations contributed $227,718 to the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund. Partners in the campaign were the Children's Service Council of Broward County, JM Family Enterprises, AutoNation, Publix, and The Dennis & Lois Doyle Family Foundation.
    • January 21, 2014
    • Author Provides a Face, Voice for Children of Sex Abuse

      Author and Childhood Sexual Abuse survivor Julie Mansfield will be one of the featured speakers at the Children's Services Council of Broward County 4th annual Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign kickoff.
    • January 15, 2014
    • Campaign Focuses Child-Abuse Awareness in Broward

      Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children, now in its fourth year, aims to focus especially on those children with special needs, who officials say are three times more likely to be abused or neglected.
    • January 10, 2014
    • NBC 6 Forever Family Bella's Group Gives Away 10 Thousand in Toys and Fun!

      More than 200 hundred local children being raised by relatives had holiday wishes come true at the Boys & Girls Club Nan Knox Unit.
    • January 1, 2014
    • Early Christmas Surprise for West Park Youngsters

      While preschoolers at New Mirawood Academy played outside, Santa Claus and his elves from HandsOn Broward and the Children's Services Council of Broward County quietly unloaded toys and books.
    • December 13, 2013
    • World AIDS Day Event Draws Over 500 Broward County Students in Commemoration

      Over 500 Broward County students took photos in front of the authentic AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of World AIDS Day and as part of the 2013 POETT (Prevention Outreach Education Technology Training) Teen Summit.
    • December 12, 2013
    • South Florida 100

      Members of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County have been recognized as some of South Florida’s 100 most influential people! Read thoughts from CSC President/CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer and Council member Commissioner Sue Gunzburger on the biggest stories of the week and what they think will make headlines next week.
    • October 13, 2013
    • After-School Programs Added in Plantation, Sunrise

      The Davie-based Firewall Centers' after-school programs have helped at-risk students throughout Broward County. The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is a proud funder of the Firewall Centers in its efforts to engage middle school students in constructive and effective after school activities and help increase long-term attendance and graduation rates.
    • October 4, 2013
    • Representative Shevrin Jones Calls on State Legislature For Additional Funds to Decrease Youth Violence in South Florida

      The Children’s Services Council of Broward County was proud to take part in both the press conference and town hall meeting where it was announced that a budget request for additional funding will be made at the legislative session toward afterschool programs, parks and recreation and social services for students, young adults and out of school youth.
    • September 18, 2013
    • Eleanor Sobel: Childhood Obesity Can Cause Problems in Adulthood

      In this opinion piece, Florida Senator Eleanor Sobel addresses the issue of childhood obesity and invites the public to a town hall meeting at the Children’s Services Council of Broward County to help find solutions that can help reverse the trend.
    • September 18, 2013
    • A New Way of Thinking About Charities

      Children’s Services Council of Broward County President/CEO weighed in on changes needed in the nonprofit community at a recent event organized by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civic Engagement.
    • September 15, 2013
    • Firewall Cooperation to Open Two New Centers; After-School Program for At-Risk Youth Students at Bair and Plantation MS now “have a chance”

      Firewall Centers, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school programming, announced that they will be opening two new centers thanks to funding from the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Community Foundation of Broward.
    • September 10, 2013
    • Education & Young Hispanics

      CSC of Broward is proud to be a major funder of Hispanic Unity of Florida programs such as Youth FORCE, Food Stamp Outreach and the Earned Income Tax Credit/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. See what Hispanic Unity is doing to help keep up the numbers for Hispanic student graduation rates in this segment from Comcast Newsmakers.
    • September 2, 2013
    • Helping Kids in Times of Need

      Gulf Coast Community Care has recently been awarded funding through the Children’s Services Council of Broward County to prepare youth for independent futures.
    • August 23, 2013
    • Community Foundation of Broward Awards Grant to Voices for Children of Broward County Spotlighting its Work in Support of the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program

      “The Next Step” grant, funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, will provide additional funding to assist Voices for Children of Broward County in working to achieve its mission: to raise funds to help ensure that each and every abused, abandoned and/or neglected child in the County is assigned a Guardian ad Litem.
    • August 20, 2013
    • Children's Services Council Seeks School Supply Donations

      In its third year, the Back to School Community Extravaganza collects supplies for children from elementary through high school age in unstable housing.
    • August 8, 2013
    • Broward Unveils Campaign to Prevent Children Being Left in Hot Cars

      The “Look Before You Lock” educational campaign is a collaboration of Broward County, Children’s Services Council and the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County.
    • June 2, 2013
    • Broward County, Children’s Services Council and Early Learning Coalition Launch “Look Before You Lock” Campaign

      Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler, Children’s Services Council President/CEO Cindy Arenberg Seltzer and Early Learning Coalition Board Chair Jeffrey Dwyer will help launch a “Look Before You Lock” campaign aimed at ensuring that no children die or are injured as a result of being left in hot vehicles.
    • March 29, 2013