Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424

New beginning!... We’re excited to offer our STEM program for 8th graders at Bear Lakes Middle School in West Palm Beach. It’s an afterschool college readiness program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. We’re hoping to launch the program in October. Pictured is our staff as well as Principal Dr. Kirk Howell and faculty members Michelle Marks and Jennifer English.

We are so grateful to Bank of America for awarding $20,000 to our empowerment programs. Because of their grant, we are able to address housing and financial issues facing disadvantaged individuals and families in our community. Specifically, our staff will now help many folks access and maintain affordable, safe and decent housing. So thank you Bank of America for supporting our work and caring for our community.

We focus on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS... Are you #Doingit? Getting an HIV test is the only way to know your status. Make it part of your routine health care. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2jUhiMS

Keep chasing your musical dreams Ronald Simpson! We’re so proud of Ronald for following his passion and working in the music production industry. This didn’t happen overnight for the 23-year-old from Palm Beach County. Ronald was in our Urban Youth Empowerment Program which helped him find a meaningful career after he left college early and didn’t have any prospects for work. We wish Ronald much success!

The success of our Urban Youth Empowerment Program has gotten the attention of state officials who are looking to replicate it in other places. Our program in West Palm Beach takes struggling young men and gives them support to find their place in society and go on to do great things. Many of our youths have found good jobs and careers, gone on to college, and enlisted in the military. Here, a group of our participants recently met with Jerome Hill (center), who represents Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, which is studying conditions negatively affecting black males in our state. We hope our program encourages other communities to start similar initiatives – because it’s changing many lives for the better.

Look who visited us today!...Congressman Alcee L. Hastings met with our President and CEO Patrick Franklin and discussed issues important to us all. Thank you congressman for supporting our mission!

Meet Yasmin Francis – she’s our new youth programs coordinator. She comes to us after working as a high school teacher in Boston. And she’ll be a great addition to our youth and education programs that help lead our young people to great success as adults. Learn more: bit.ly/2xpX6fa Welcome Yasmin!

Unrestricted access to guns leads to people getting killed. It's that simple. Here in South Florida, an ambitious young woman with her whole life ahead of her was gunned down, for no reason, leaving her mother in deep mourning and searching for answers. The same thing happens over and over in our community. We have programs to reduce violence. And they work well. But we also need more sensible gun laws to end easy access to guns.

Unrestricted access to guns leads to people getting killed. It's that simple. Here in South Florida, an ambitious young woman with her whole life ahead of her was gunned down, for no reason, leaving her mother in deep mourning and searching for answers. The same thing happens over and over in our community. We have programs to reduce violence. And they work well. But we also need more sensible gun laws to end easy access to guns.

We can't get enough of Coco Gauff who lives in Palm Beach County but does her tennis magic around the world! She's a great example to our young people about chasing your dreams and thinking big.

We can't get enough of Coco Gauff who lives in Palm Beach County but does her tennis magic around the world! She's a great example to our young people about chasing your dreams and thinking big.

She's an inspiration to us all!

She's an inspiration to us all!

We encourage our clients to start their own businesses, if they are able to. And African-American women certainly do that well. Despite the lack of funding, they are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs today across the US. Here's why.

We encourage our clients to start their own businesses, if they are able to. And African-American women certainly do that well. Despite the lack of funding, they are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs today across the US. Here's why.

We hope all children had a great first day back at school today in Palm Beach County. We hope you thrive this year and all the years to come! (Photo: Palm Beach Post)

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