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"Empowering Hispanics and other members of the community to become self-sufficient, civically engaged and lead productive lives."
Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF) was founded 30 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. HUF has served as South Florida's Ellis Island for new immigrants arriving in Broward County. Since 1982, our purpose has been "Empowering Hispanics, and other members of the community, to become self-sufficient, civically engaged and lead productive lives." Serving over 20,000 clients from more than 25 nations, HUF offers a "one-stop-shop" with 21 services in three languages to Broward's diverse community.
Programs - Education: Unity 4Kids - Early Childhood Education Center; Unity 4Teens - Year Round After School Programs - Economic Development: Center for Working Families; Emerging Entrepreneurs program; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program; English Classes (ESOL) Programs - Civic Engagement & Legal: Citizenship Classes & Naturalization Application Services; Voter Registration; Legal Consultations & Referrals; Immigration
I am interested in doing volunteer work where children are needed for tutoring or I am needed for making their living environment a safer, cleaner place. I am a 16 year old teenager at University school and have never volunteered outside of my school. Organizations such as habitat for humanity and Amnesty International are intriguing to me. I speak both French and Spanish, aside from English language and i am ready to start where I can be useful