Firewall Centers Receives $10,000 from Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund

DAVIE, Fla. (Feb. 13th, 2017) – Firewall Centers received a generous $10,000 grant from the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support Firewall Centers’ T.H.I.N.K. Leadership program at Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School serving 50 low-income students. The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund distributed $337,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations in Broward and[…]

Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach Gives $10,000 towards expansion of Firewall Centers programs

DAVIE, Fla. (Jan. 4th, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach generously donated $10,000 to Firewall Centers during a year-end matching challenge to support program services for more students in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. Currently, Firewall serves 400+ middle and high school students on a daily basis with plans to increase[…]

Generous Grant from United Way of Broward County Helps Firewall Centers Provide 75 At-Risk Youth at Pompano Beach Middle School with an Opportunity to Not Only Survive, But Thrive

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (August 31, 2016) – Firewall Centers, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development to middle and high school students, is continuing its partnership with United Way of Broward County. After three years of supporting Firewall’s Center at Pompano Beach Middle School with a $30,000 annual grant, the[…]

Firewall Centers receives AmeriCorps Grant to Support the Academic Success of Broward County Students

AmeriCorps Firewall is chosen as one of ten Florida-based AmeriCorps programs to be welcomed into the Corporation for National and Community Service for the 2016-2017 program year   DAVIE, Fla. (August 15, 2016) – Firewall Centers was recently awarded an AmeriCorps grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the 2016/17 school year. This[…]

400 At-Risk Students Take Broward County by Storm

 Participants in the Firewall Centers’ After-School Program learn firsthand what it means to serve others at the 3rd annual Serve-A-Thon DAVIE, Fla. (May 1st, 2016) –On Saturday, April 30th, over 400 Firewall Centers’ students, their mentors, staff, and volunteers engaged in service projects throughout Broward County as a part of the agency’s third annual Serve-A-Thon presented by[…]

Firewall Centers receives $7,500 grant from Bank United to change student lives

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (Dec. 22nd, 2015) – Bank United awarded Firewall Centers a generous $7,500 grant to further the organization’s vision to transform the lives of students into servant leaders. Nearly all of 400 program participants are low-income and come from minority families. Every day during the critical after-school hours, these students receive mentoring, tutoring, and[…]

Firewall Centers receives $5,000 grant from the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation

POMPANO, Fla. (Dec. 14th, 2015) – The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation provided Firewall Centers with a generous $5,000 grant to expand its Pompano Beach Middle School program. These funds will help increase the center capacity from 50 at-risk students to 60 and provide them with top-quality mentors and school essentials. “The Firewall program helps students see[…]

Firewall Centers partners with Take Stock in Children to achieve one goal: changed lives.

DAVIE, Fla. (Nov. 12th, 2015) – Nine Firewall students were awarded a two year Florida pre-paid scholarship from the Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program. All nominated students have been in the Firewall program for at least two years and are excelling in their character and academics. This new partnership with TSIC is another opportunity for[…]

Firewall Centers Hosts Annual Student-to-Leader Luncheon

Firewall Centers hosted its annual Student-to-Leader Luncheon on Wednesday, October 28. The luncheon gave Firewall the opportunity to share its students’ success from the past year as well as its plans for the future. Event attendees heard from Sonja Braziel, the principal of Pompano Beach Middle School. She discussed how Firewall has affected the lives[…]