CFUL, Florida Lottery partner together to upskill and educate community

Orlando, June 29, 2021 – The Florida Lottery’s commitment to education in the State of Florida continues in the form of a partnership with the Central Florida Urban League that will lead to critical financial literacy and digital education courses for adults.

John F. Davis, Secretary of the Florida Lottery, will personally be in attendance at the CFUL's Microsoft Office Specialist course tonight to mark this partnership. Secretary Davis will address adult learners and their children this evening (6:00 pm) at the Adult Learning Center Osceola (2320 New Beginnings Road) in Kissimmee.

For the Central Florida Urban League, this partnership has come at a critical time as demand for such courses is quickly exceeding supply. The partnership presents the opportunity for the CFUL to add more upskilling opportunities to its calendar.

The Florida Lottery partnership will provide support for critical education courses on financial literacy and adult education. Financial literacy courses include lessons on budgeting, saving, how to improve one’s credit, and how to plan for retirement. Furthermore, the Florida Lottery will help the CFUL expand its efforts to bridge the digital education gap through its popular Microsoft Office Certification Training program.

“The CFUL’s ultimate goal is to end generational poverty and that begins with education,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and CEO of the CFUL. “The Florida Lottery has been committed to education since its inception and with them as a partner, we are blessed to work with people who genuinely care about the future of our community and are committed to making a difference.”

About the CFUL:

The Central Florida Urban League has been a pillar in the community for over 40 years, serving more than 75,000 Central Floridians since our inception. Adapting to the new realities in both society and in our community, the CFUL has honed its mission to focus on the Three E’s: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. These three pillars guide all CFUL programming and initiatives, ensuring that our organization can end generational poverty in our community and beyond.

About the Florida Lottery:

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $39 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit