Community Foundation Launches Neighborhood Listening Tour

January 10, 2022
The Neighborhood Environmental Committee helps lead the Community Foundation of Broward’s neighborhood listening session in Coral Springs.

Listen. Learn. Engage.

The “Care to Share” listening tour is a Community Foundation of Broward campaign to hear directly from those affected by our community’s big challenges. It’s an opportunity to create new community connections and foster conversations that lead to solutions.

Community Based Connections Inc. helps coordinate a Community Foundation of Broward listening session at C. Robert Markham Elementary School in Pompano Beach.

Parents. Business owners. Students. Community advocates. Retirees. Nonprofit leaders. In November we started holding small gatherings all across Broward’s diverse neighborhoods to hear from those who care enough to share their time and thoughts with us about this community we all call home.

From Deerfield Beach to Hollywood, from Weston to Fort Lauderdale, we are crisscrossing Broward to foster engaging conversations that help build understanding and identify opportunities for innovative collaborations.

Care to Share sessions include a mix of in-person neighborhood meetings as well as online Zoom gatherings of people from different highlighted areas. The informal get-togethers typically include eight to 12 participants who provide feedback about local concerns and suggestions for improvements.

Each Care to Share experience is unique, with insightful conversations driven by those able to offer firsthand experiences about different neighborhoods’ biggest needs, strengths and unmet potential.

Upcoming listening tour sessions include:

  • Thursday, January 20, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Hosted by Brazilian Voices at Weston Town Center, 1792 Bell Tower Lane in Weston
  • Thursday, January 27, 11am – noon: Hosted by ICABA Black Professionals, online Zoom session

We hope you will join us for a future Care to Share get-together!

For more information about the neighborhood listening tour, please contact Sherese James-Grow, Manager of Community Impact, at sjamesgrow@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503, ext. 109.

UPDATE:

Click here to learn how, in response to feedback during our neighborhood listening tour, the Community Foundation has launched new support for grassroots nonprofits. This new wave of flexible, targeted Small Grants will help residents and enrich neighborhoods.

Comments from the Community Foundation listening tour:

“I’m glad you all are asking us what we think. A lot of adults don’t really listen to us.” – Student at Cypress Run Education Center
“It’s about time someone is coming to where we are to really listen. We just need an advocate for us to get things addressed.” – Retiree and community leader in Pompano Beach
“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share what we are doing. We weren’t familiar with the Foundation, but now will pay attention and share with other leaders.” – Pastor in Hollywood
Learn More

To contact the Community Foundation of Broward, email info@cfbroward.org or call 954-761-9502.

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