Broward UP

We believe there is Unlimited Potential (UP) in our community and have operationalized a movement to increase educational access and attainment levels in Broward County. We know that education attainment is a leading indicator of economic development and health of any community. We also know that more than 60 percent of Florida jobs require a postsecondary degree or high-quality certificate. 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.

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Broward UP focuses on six zip codes in Broward County with disproportionately high unemployment rates, low education attainment, and low household income levels. An additional five zip codes have been identified for later phases of work.

broward up communities mapunemployment: 9%-12% | Median household income:$35,000 | high school education attainment 27%
goals: increase attendance, improve attainment, raise economic mobility

Through an innovative community-centric approach, Broward UP is expanding the college’s business model and strengthening partnerships to deliver workforce education courses and programs, along with career readiness and related support services, in areas most affected by intergenerational poverty and economic immobility.


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A series of collaborations customized to the specific needs of each community have been established, as well as outreach efforts to overcome misconceptions around access and to align retention and support services. 

Through Broward UP, barriers such as tuition, transportation, and technology are removed so residents of Broward UP Communities can access in-demand training leading to Broward College certificates and industry recognized credentials in high-demand areas such as Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Information Technology, Healthcare, and more. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, participants work with Broward UP Case Managers to complete career assessments, educational plans, and goal-setting exercises, as well as a needs assessment to identify wrap-around services needed to promote student success.

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CBS 4: President of Broward College Announces ‘Broward UP’ To Tackle Poverty 

Your South Florida: Broward College President Haile Making Higher Education Accessible to All

Broward UP Partnership Ceremony with City of West Park 

What is Broward UP? 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize: Broward County, Fla.: Collaboration County 


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