Focus on South Florida
“Broward SCORE” is a nonprofit organization that has been helping entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County for 50 years. The organization “Hispanic Unity”, since 1982, has been assisting immigrants and refugees successfully transition into a productive American life. Now, Broward SCORE and Hispanic Unity are teaming up in a way that has the potential to benefit all of us in South Florida. We focus on their joint venture and why it is so important.
To inspire and to empower today’s youth is not an easy job. But it is a mission embraced by the Crockett Foundation. Founded by Pompano Beach natives and former NFL players, Henri and Zach Crockett, the non-profit provides our young people with educational opportunities, health resources and mentoring services that enable them to make better life choices. We focus on all the wonderful work the foundation undertakes and its upcoming Community Health Fair which attracts thousands of people.
Joel Gresham is a nationally known artist whose works are in the private collections of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Now he is challenging himself to paint 100 original necktie paintings in less than 100 days to promote men’s cancer awareness. With that, Gresham created the organization “Not 1 Forgotten” to encourage men to get regular checkups as a means to stay healthy and live longer. We focus on the motivation for this man on a mission.
CareerSource Broward is encouraging young adults to step up to a brighter future by applying for its new youth scholarship program. It provides career training for out-of-school youth with programs that are two years or less in duration. The goal? Turn career dreams into on-the-job realities. We focus on how interested and qualified young people can take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Mosquitos are an unavoidable fact of life of summer in South Florida. Sure they are a nuisance, but for some people a close encounter with a mosquito can be a lot more serious, even dangerous.
Mosquitos can spread all sorts of disease. We focus on what you can do protect yourself and your family and what’s being done on your behalf.
CBS4’s most recent SuperKid gets the star treatment on Focus, while we focus on the organization Hip Hop Kidz, and the role it played in turning Ricky’s life around.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is committed to improve the health of all Americans, especially that of the Hispanic community. It promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses. The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is projected to reach 30 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. But according to the NAHN, only 4 percent of RNs nationwide are of Hispanic background. The not-for-profit professional association is holding its annual conference here. We focus on the NAHN’s mission, which has particular relevance in South Florida..
Virginia Key is an ecological treasure South Florida can be proud of, a highly diverse barrier island just off the coast of downtown Miami. The key’s North point is being transformed into one of our only public spaces specifically designed for recreational use and the conservation of flora and fauna. Volunteers from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science are helping to lead the way in environmental restoration activities there. We focus on what’s being done and the importance of it.
Crowdfunding has been around for nearly a decade. One expert describes it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common service, project, product, investment, cause, or experience.” Alex Daly is a Miami-born woman who splits her time between here and New York City She writes a weekly column for the internet forum “Big Think”, and is now referred to as the industry’s “crowdsourceress”. We focus on what it is exactly she does, and the impact she is making.
One of South Florida’s wildest and most innovative multi-media events of the year is less than a week away. The “Red Eye” is put on by a group called ArtServe. It is a wild artistic ride, a one-of-a-kind experience that draws thousands of people every summer. We preview this annual event in Fort Lauderdale.