Broward College Community Engagement & Community Service (Service Learning) Commission

Broward UP

About the organization

Broward College is operationalizing a movement to increase educational access and attainment levels in Broward County. This movement is Broward UP - aimed at targeting the needs of County residents in 6 zip codes, called Broward UP communities. Despite Broward County's booming economy, Broward UP communities have the highest poverty rates and income inequality among all communities in the county. In Broward UP communities, an astonishing 61% of households earn less than the average median income in Broward County, and only 26.9% have a college degree. The goals of Broward UP communities are to: increase college access and attendance; improve degree and certificate attainment; raise social & economic mobility. Broward UP has created 10 Commissions to address identified areas of need.

The mission of Broward UP is to remove barriers to meaningful employment by providing workforce training, education, and support for every County resident to realize their unlimited potential.


The AmeriCorps VISTA member will assist the Community Engagement Commission in partnering and collaborating with cities, community leaders and agencies to identify specific community needs and promote programs and services that will engage and recruit student volunteers. The VISTA member will also assist in developing community service projects for Broward College students, faculty and staff in the Broward UP communities. These service projects will address generational economic and social stagnation of the community residents that impedes the communal ability to grow. In partnership with both the Community Engagement Commission and the Community Service Commission, the VISTA will assist in the development of a strategic plan, processes, and procedures, for Commission effectiveness and sustainability.


-full time commitment for a year
-college graduate
-no outside employment is allowed
-24/7 availability (which means you will sometimes have to work outside of regular business hours to complete a project or special activity)
-Car recommended

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Contact email: [email protected]

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