Helping people reach

their greatest potential

Through United Way, you help today’s youth achieve their greatest potential by focusing on early learning and leadership programs. You’re the reason children are well fed and ready to learn, students are reading at grade level and teens are equipped with the skills to avoid risky behavior. Your gift provides the support our children need to be prepared and successful.

Gulfstream Community Partnership School

In 2019, United Way of Broward County joined five other community organizations to create a Community Partnership School at two Broward County Public Schools in Hallandale Beach: Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 and Gulfstream Early Learning Center, with a primary focus on Gulfstream Academy. A Community Partnership School is a school model created by the University of Central Florida that leverages the social and institutional capital of community partners to offer resources and services that address the socio-academic needs of students. With funding from the state legislature, United Way of Broward County and five core partners focus on meeting the immediate and long-term needs and goals of Gulfstream students, their families and the Hallandale Beach community. Currently in the initial planning phase, the Community Partnership School at Gulfstream will integrate health and wellness programs; expand student's access to tutoring, leadership programs and academic enrichment activities; and provide educational and social supports to families that empowers them to pursue success.

Our five core partners in this initiative are Broward County Public Schools, Broward College, Memorial Healthcare System, Hispanic Unity of Florida and the Early Learning Coalition of Broward. 


students served through the Community Partnership School at Gulfstream Academy


is the value of benefits over time for every $1 invested in a community school* 
*Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide, The Children’s Aid Society, 2013

If you want to contribute to our Community Partnership School or have any questions, please contact the Community Partnership School Manager, Megan Beddow at or 954.308.9282. 

Educational Impact

supported by United Way programs


of children in educational funded programming increased their literacy skills


of women in substance abuse treatment were able to obtain a GED, high school diploma or higher degree


of special needs children increased their functioning and life skills

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