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.


In 2019, United Way of Broward County joined with five community organizations to create a Community Partnership School at two public schools in Hallandale Beach: Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 and Gulfstream Early Learning Center. 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 address the socio-academic needs of students. With funding from the state legislature, United Way of Broward County and its core partners focus on meeting the immediate needs and long-term goals of Gulfstream students, their families and the Hallandale Beach community. Currently in its second year of implementation, 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


social service programs leveraged onsite

If you want to contribute to our Community Partnership School or have any questions, please contact the Community Partnership School Director, Megan Beddow-Peters at [email protected] or 954.308.9282.


supported by United Way programs


of children 0-5 met or exceeded their developmental milestones


of girls increased their knowledge in STEAM subjects


of children maintained their program attendance



From cyber bullying to peer pressure, children can easily feel overwhelmed and scared, unless they have somewhere safe and secure to turn to in school. Like Aiden did.