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In Memoriam: Jer'nale Turner

  Today, Community Partners mourns the loss of Jer’nale Turner. A client of CP, Jer’nale was working with Targeted Case Manager, Tuesdai Reed. “At the time of his death, Jer’Nale was on the corner talking to one of the neighborhood mentors (also a former CP client) when a guy drove up

Crab Cake Cook-Off Partner in Changing The Odds: Leila Restaurant

Walking into Leila feels like coming home. The cozy Syrian-Lebanese restaurant located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach has been a mainstay of the local dining scene since the doors first opened 14 years ago. Initially conceived as a small sandwich shop, Leila’s owner Akram Alex Awad

Family is Link To Our Past, Bridge To Our Future

  Ruthie is a lifelong and voracious reader and she hoped to instill this love of the written word in her three granddaughters. She had recently become their guardian and wanted to make sure they were getting all the academic advantages they could. Ruthie learned about BRIDGES from a

Why We're Working To Change The Odds

  I used to live in Pennsylvania and when I told people I grew up in South Florida, the following conversation was inevitable:   Person: Oh! Miami! Me: No, I’m from West Palm Beach. Person: Palm Beach? Are your parents rich? Do they live next to Celine Dion? Me: No. No. West Palm

The Academy

“You learn something new every day!” Think about how often you’ve heard this phrase. It was probably uttered the last time you showed someone how to use the new coffee machine at work or when you divulged that contrary to popular belief, bats aren’t actually blind. Continual curiosity and

How To Make An American Quilt

  It starts with a thin strand of thread, a bolt of fabric and a tiny needle, no bigger than an inch. With these three simple things, changing the odds is possible. Making a blanket to keep a child warm, creating a flag to inspire a fledgling nation or in mentor Lorraine Petrozza’s case –

Tax Man (And Women) - A Look At Prosperity Center's VITA Program

  With over 73,000 pages and thousands of annual revisions, the US tax code is one of the most complicated in the world. With so many intricacies and nuances, filing tax returns can be a bit of an intimidating venture. As April 15 looms closer and closer, tax preparatory services heighten

After The Darkest Hour Comes Dawn

The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience and grief manifests in a myriad of ways. Some people revert into themselves, withdrawing from the world at large; some people express their grief by further exploring their spirituality and some lash out at the world. Thirteen-year-old Deena

Billion Dollar Bet

How could a philanthropist make the biggest improvement on social mobility with a gift of 1 billion? Invest in a two stage approach of Bridges Neighborhood Centers and community-based Rapid Results Teams in 25-40 major metropolitan areas. In order to move up the socioeconomic ladder, two

It Takes A Village

A peek into the average high schooler’s schedule is a peek into the eye of chaos. In addition to being enrolled in seven different courses each with their own assignments, exams and special projects, students also participate in after-school organizations or athletics; they volunteer or take