Speak Up Broward


Program for Empowering People

Speak Up Broward’s Program for Empowering People (PEP) is an effort designed to have community based organizations work with the MPO as outreach partners. The selected partner organizations designed and conducted community outreach tailored to their specific audiences to spark the transportation conversation in Broward, and obtained input about the future of our transportation system and how to fund it. The program culminated in the fall of 2014 with each organization providing a comprehensive report of community feedback gathered throughout the process.

Click here for a list of PEP Outreach Events

PEP outreach seeks to target traditionally under-represented communities and neighborhoods, and provide them an opportunity to join the conversation about Broward’s transportation future.

Partner Organizations:

Time Covenant Keepers Community Development
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Covenant Keepers Community Development, Inc. was organized to aide mankind through economic and community development programming. Its services address homelessness, health care, child care, at risk youth, tutoring, housing, job training, counselling and placement, and community mobilization to advance and empower minority communities. READ MORE


Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association
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The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA) has a two-fold operations mission: providing transportation to both elderly and underserved populations and supporting economic development for Greater Fort Lauderdale businesses. Since 1991, the TMA has been providing community bus service to Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods, particularly assisting residents who cannot afford private transportation. READ MORE


iCenter Foundation
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Founded in 2010, iCENTER Community Foundation is a Florida nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based, multi-service youth and family development agency. Its mission is to help at-risk youth and young adults, including youths that are preparing and/or transitioning out of foster care to independent living, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. READ MORE

light house

Lighthouse of Broward/Stand Among Friends at FAU
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Now celebrating 40 years of service, Lighthouse of Broward pursues the mission ofproviding specialized rehabilitation and collaborative healthcare solutions that enhance the independence, productivity, and dignity of children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.The Lighthouse is the only agency in Broward County that provides a continuum of training and rehabilitation to blind or visually impaired babies, children, working age adults and seniors. Services are provided at no charge to the recipient. READ MORE

Mount Olive Development Corporation
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The Mount Olive Development Corporation (MODCO) is the Community Development and Home Mission Trust of the Historic New Mount Olive Baptist Church. MODCO’s mission is to revitalize urban communities by providing strategic programs that promote economic development, create jobs, and focus on strengthening families through Human Services, Affordable Housing, and Entrepreneurial Ventures. READ MORE

Stand Among Friends


Stand Among Friends
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Stand Among Friends is a nonprofit organization that works to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. The organization was formed in 1997 to build awareness, educate the community, and provide much needed resources for individuals with disabilities. The organization helps to transition individuals to greater independence through programs designed to teach work, technology, and social skills, while emphasizing their talents, interests, and education. READ MORE


Tayan Alliances
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Tayan Alliances, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) established for the creation of affordable rental housing in South Florida. The organization’s mission is to preserve housing choice by providing quality, safe housing to very-low to moderate households. READ MORE