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Club Assembly Meeting Social (CAMS)
  • November 8th @ 12:30 pm
  • Claudia Valderrama

About Gulfstream Community Partnership School

In 2019, United Way of Broward County joined with five community organizations to create a Community Partnership School at two public schools in Hallandale Beach: Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 and Gulfstream Early Learning Center. A Community Partnership School is a school model created by the University of Central Florida that leverages the social and institutional capital of community partners to address the socio-academic needs of students. With funding from the state legislature, United Way of Broward County and its core partners focus on meeting the immediate needs and long-term goals of Gulfstream students, their families and the Hallandale Beach community. Currently in its third year of implementation, the Community Partnership School at Gulfstream integrates health and wellness programs; expands student's access to tutoring, leadership programs and academic enrichment activities; and provides educational and social supports to families that empowers them to pursue success.

Our five core partners in this initiative are Broward County Public Schools, Broward College, Memorial Healthcare System, Hispanic Unity of Florida and the Early Learning Coalition of Broward.

About Megan Beddow-Peters, MPA, MA

Megan has worked to support education, youth development, financial stability, family services, and civic engagement within the US and Latin America as a researcher, fundraiser, and nonprofit practitioner. A Florida native and Guardian ad Litem, Megan is passionate to reduce barriers to personal prosperity through intergenerational, culturally responsive programming.

Megan is the Director of Broward County's flagship Community Partnership School serving Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 and Gulfstream Early Learning Center. Megan works with United Way of Broward County and five core community partners to address the socio-academic needs of students by overseeing a network of onsite, holistic services for students and families. Ms. Beddow-Peters is the point of contact for the Gulfstream CPS Cabinet, a collaborative governing board for the program.

About Dante Pitts

Dante has extensive experience in public service through municipal and nonprofit youth development roles. With a passion for community advocacy, Dante has been a resource for parents, led teams, managed marketing strategies, provided grant compliance, coached youth sports, and volunteered for local grassroots campaigns. Additionally, Dante holds a degree in English from Florida Atlantic University.

Dante is the Coordinator over Family and Community Engagement at Gulfstream Community Partnership School. He is responsible for bringing families and the community into the school as partners in students' success and making the school a neighborhood center that provides adult enrichment opportunities. Examples of services and programs under this pillar are a parent resource center, clothes and food pantry, and quarterly events for families. Mr. Pitts is the point of contact for the program's Community Leadership Council.

About Carlina Peralta, MA

Carlina received her master's degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago. She was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is interested in improving access to resources, social services and opportunities to enhance life in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys film photography, painting, and has a passion for music and traveling.

Carlina is the Coordinator over Expanded Learning at Gulfstream Community Partnership School. She is responsible for academic support and enrichment that takes place before and after school, during weekends, and summer to augment traditional learning during the school day such as tutoring, mentorship programs, and leadership opportunities. Ms. Peralta is the point of contact for the program's Student Leadership Council.

Upcoming Events & Activities


November Speakers:

• Wednesday, November 15th - Nancy Barbee, Rotary Club of Maysville, NC
• Wednesday, November 22nd - No Rotary Club Meeting
• Wednesday, November 29th - Mike Darragh, RC of South Jacksonville

SATURDAY, NOV. 18TH @ 10 AM - 4 PM

Bring your family and enjoy a day of food, fun, and games with your Rotary Family!
* Chili Cook Off Contest
* Games
* Eating Contest
* Yummy Food
* And more!

Location: Tropical Park
Address: 7900 SW 40th St, Olympia Heights, FL 33155
Fees/Admission: $10 (Per Person)

Rotary District 6990 Family Picnic