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.


Programs & Support

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, Health Care, 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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Press Releases

City of Fort Lauderdale Celebrates New Post-Secondary Education Opportunities Under Broward UP

Broward College Receives More Than One Million Dollars From the Job Corps Scholars Program to Offer Post-Secondary Support in Broward UP Communities 

Broward College Celebrates Another Broward UP Partnership with City of Miramar 

Broward College Offers Free Workforce Certificate Programs During COVID-19 

Broward College Partners with City of North Lauderdale 

City of Pompano Beach is the Newest Broward UP Partner 

Broward College Awarded $200,000 Grant from Bank of America to Expand Broward UP 

City of Tamarac Partners with Broward College 

Broward UP to Tap Into ‘Unlimited Potential’ of City of Hollywood Residents 

The City of Lauderdale Lakes Becomes the Third Municipal Partner to Sign on to Broward UP 

Broward UP Builds Momentum with Another Municipal MOU with City of West Park 

City of Lauderhill Partners with Broward College to Provide Residents with Access to Higher Education Through Broward UP

The Observer

Unlimited Potential: Uplifting the Community with President Haile 

The Showering Love Workshop


Home Free: Broward College Grad Now Owns Keys to His Future

In Florida House, Former Broward College Student Lends Her Voice to Boost District

After Broward UP Training, Single Mother Doing Her Part to Rebuild Native Bahamas

Partnership with Broward UP is Just Like Old Times for Lauderhill Mayor

Get Hired! Broward UP Partners with Urban League to Support Displaced Workers