Has a local law enforcement officer made a positive impact on your life?
Each June, the Central Florida Urban League recognizes local members of the law enforcement community at the Lt. Debra Clayton Honoring Our Heroes celebration.
As part of the selection process, we're asking Orange County to nominate officers whom have made a significant impact on their lives. To nominate an individual officer for this award please compete the form below or click here!
Please join the POWER Movement every Friday evening at 6:00 PM for Pine Hills community peace walk.
All walks will begin at the shopping center on Pine Hills road and Silver Star road near the now closed Harvey's grocery store.
Please wear a white shirt/jacket in solidarity as we create awareness in our community.
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The camp will take place at the Orlando Science Center on July 16 – 20, 2018. Students must be incoming 7th – 9th graders to qualify for this opportunity. All participating students must demonstrate financial need, be able to provide their own transportation and attend a Title 1 school.
Residents of Pine Hills have the Gospel Goes Classic Gala Concert circled on their calendar as not only will it be an evening of fantastic music, but organizers are re-investing proceeds into the Pine Hills Public Safety Initiative.
The concert, set to take place on June 9 at the Calvary Assembly Orlando (1199 Clay St.) in Winter Park (7:30 p.m.) is being spearheading by former WBC & IBC heavyweight world champion boxer Pinklon Thomas, whose foundation Project P.I.N.K. works to motivate teens and at-risk youth as well as Steve Lane, founder of Digital 1 Media Services. Both Thomas and Lane realized the importance of the CFUL’s Public Safety Initiative and offered their support.
Breaking Down Barriers with Community Youth is taking place this Saturday!
In partnership with the Florida Office of the Attorney General, the activity will involve interaction with community youth on various levels including law enforcement, civic engagement, and others.
The Central Florida Urban League has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to host an interactive presentation about local, federal, and state laws with youth as well as interactive scenarios designed to help them with interacting with law enforcement.
The Florida Youth Club, focused on advocating youth civic engagement, will be on hand to share information. Additionally, a representative from Aspire Health wraparound services will provide information on youth mental health awareness.
The incredible work of the Central Florida Urban League's Center for Working Families was acknowledged recently by Fifth Third Bank when the CFUL was awarded a "Strengthening Our Communities" grant in the amount of $25,000.
Fifth Third Bank recognized the impactful Meet the Bankers program, an ongoing initiative that the bank piloted with the CFUL in 2016. These funds will be used to expand the Meet the Bankers program and continue to support financial stability initiatives in the community.
The Meet the Bankers program pairs unbanked individuals with representatives from the banking industry. Through one-on-one meetings, hosted by the CFUL, these individuals have the opportunity to address their financial questions and concerns with industry professionals as well as establish a financial plan for their future. Meet the Bankers is a cornerstone in the CFUL's Center for Working Families, which also encompasses homebuyer education and financial workshops to assist with financial planning and move individuals towards the dream of homeownership.
The grant was presented to President and C.E.O., Glenton Gilzean Jr. and Khori Whittaker, C.E.O. of Lighthouse Academies, Inc. and CFUL Board Member, from Gregory L. Dryden, City President, Orlando, Esther Marshall, Vice President, Community & Economic Development and David Call, Regional President, Florida.
The Fifth Third Bank fund awards grants to designated nonprofit programs that support homeownership, affordable housing, small business development and financial stability for individuals and families. Programs in these areas strengthen and stabilize our communities and make them a better place to live, work and thrive.
Alongside local law enforcement, clergy and community leaders, the Central Florida Urban League is proud to launch Operation Ceasefire: Pine Hills on Tuesday, January 30 (2 p.m.) at the Experience Christian Center (5329 Indian Hill Road) in Pine Hills.
Operation Ceasefire is a community-led initiative meant to curb gun violence in Pine Hills through early intervention and mentoring that encompasses community leaders, social services and law enforcement.
Following the launch, the outreach begins immediately with the first community walk (3 pm).
“The Central Florida Urban League is committed bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement,” said Glenton Gilzean Jr., President and C.E.O. of the Central Florida Urban League. “The ultimate goal of this initiative is to reduce gun violence by at least 30 percent over five years. This program is a coordinated effort to change the behavior of those most at-risk through positive reinforcement and a strong, visible support system."
Operation Ceasefire: Pine Hills is a multi-faceted program that will be rolled out in stages, beginning with the monthly night walks. The goal of these walks is to monitor and foster greater engagement with individuals whom are most at-risk. As the program is fully implemented, targeted individuals will receive personalized outreach from the CFUL Street Outreach team. Once receptive to the CFUL's overtures, they will be assigned a case manager and a mentor to work with them on improving their situation.