Broward College Social Support & Retention Commissions

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 in creating and facilitating the programs in the Social Support & Services and Retention Commissions aimed at providing students with internal and external resources needed to ensure sustainability, self-sufficiency, self-efficacy & success. The VISTA will assist the Retention Commission in researching, developing & implementing student success strategies. The member will also participate in the development of the Strategic Plan, & processes and procedures of both Commissions for their effectiveness and future 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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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