STATE OF BLACK BROWARD AND STATE OF HISPANIC & IMMIGRANT BROWARD REPORTS
The disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color underscored persistent gaps in access to health care, education, and employment. To address these and other root causes of racial and social inequality in the county’s Black, Hispanic and immigrant communities, the Urban League of Broward County and Hispanic Unity of Florida will partner with the Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center to launch a Broward Equity Initiative – an academic research project that produced two comprehensive reports: The State of Black Broward and The State of Hispanic and Immigrant Broward.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
The Jim Moran Foundation
This report is made possible by The Jim Moran Foundation. Thank you for your continued support, trust, and advancing equity in Broward County.
The mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community.
Hispanic Unity of Florida
For years, the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) has partnered with Hispanic Unity of Florida on economic prosperity-related initiatives that inform community-level programs such as Individual Development Accounts (IDA), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and the Center for Working Families (CWF). In 2011, The Urban League of Broward County and Hispanic Unity of Florida were the first to implement CWF in Broward and provide coordinated, bundled services to the most financially vulnerable population. The program includes income and employment support, workforce development and employment services, financial coaching, and asset building. This approach was designed to help individuals and families strengthen their financial position and support financial stability
Florida International University Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center
The Florida International University Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is Florida’s leading urban policy think tank and solutions center. Established in 1997, the Center provides economic development, strategic planning, community revitalization, and performance improvement services to public, private, and non-profit organizations in South Florida. Its staff and senior researchers are leaders in their respective fields and bring extensive research, practical, and professional experience to each project. The Center’s research has catalyzed major policy initiatives and projects in housing, economic redevelopment, transportation, social services, and health services throughout South Florida.
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The Urban League of Broward County and Hispanic Unity would like to assist you in guided conversations regarding equity and inequality. If you are interested in hosting a deeper discussion about the Broward County Equity Initiative, please contact us.
Urban League of Broward County
Hispanic Unity of Florida