Broward County ranks last in community engagement among major metropolitan areas in the United States. Florida itself falls near the bottom in every discernible measure of civic health like voting and volunteering, according to Dr. Douglas Dobson, executive director of the University of Central Florida’s Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that Broward County has a wellspring of educated, civic-minded citizens that many other communities lack: baby boomers and new retirees who are among the most socially active demographic groups.
On February 11, the Community Foundation hosted Impact Broward to look deeper into the issue. More than fifty community leaders....click here to continue reading
Florida's Civic Health Report
The Foundation will be a catalyst to unleash the potential of thousands of baby boomers as they enter and move through their sixties as part of our Re-engage for Good Initiative. The impact for Broward will be tremendous. We will have a more connected and fulfilled community and expand the human capital to address the myriad of issues faced by our community.
The purpose of Re-engage for Good is to engage retired, or soon-to-retire, baby boomers to use their time and years of experience to result in community improvement and social change. Two new projects have been launched to engage Broward retirees in innovative ways. We anticipate more.
Leadership Broward's Encore! Program
Florida Women's Business Centers' Boomer Entrepreneur Initiative