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Hastings Congratulates Broward Children’s Services Council on Grant Award

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 5, 2015 | comments

Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and members of the Broward County Congressional delegation released the following statement congratulating the Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Broward County on its selection for a $700,000 grant under the Performance Partnership Pilots Program (P3):

“I am extremely proud of The Children’s Services Council of Broward County and the work they are doing for at-risk youth. CSC is vital to ensuring productive life outcomes for our children and this $700,000 grant from the Department of Education is the perfect way to support them in their efforts.  The CSC’s P3 Program is an excellent vehicle to break down administrative and regulatory barriers to better serve the youth in our community,” said Congressman Hastings.

The Children’s Services Council of Broward County serves over 150,000 children, and intends to utilize the P3 funding to support the development of a comprehensive program for at-risk youth that utilizes a tiered case management service approach. In February, Hastings was joined by Broward County Representatives Deutch, Wasserman Schultz, Frankel, and Wilson in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of the grant award.

“I’m thrilled that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding the Children Services Council of Broward County this first-of-its-kind grant to help our young people earn the skills and expertise they’ll need to succeed in higher education and our work force. This grant will provide important flexibility to allow the Children's Services Council and their partners at CareerSource, the Y, Hispanic Unity and Broward County Libraries to provide disengaged high school students the supports they need to succeed,” said Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz.

"There is no better path to a vibrant future than to invest in our children," said Congresswoman Frankel.

“The award of this $700,000 grant to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is a testament to the terrific work this organization does every day,” said Congressman Deutch. “I am excited to see the Children’s Services Council put these federal dollars to work improving and enriching the lives of children throughout Broward County.”

“I applaud the Department of Education for recognizing what an invaluable asset the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is to our community. This $700,000 grant will enhance CSC’s efforts to ignite in at-risk and disconnected youth a desire to succeed. As the founder of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, I can appreciate what a blessing this award is. It is wonderful to have allies like the Children’s Services Council in the endeavor to create the best outcomes for our most vulnerable young people,” said Congresswoman Wilson.

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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