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United Foundation sets it's sights on duplicating the Tangelo Park program...

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UNITED FOUNDATION SETS IT’S SIGHTS ON DUPLICATING THE TANGELO PARK PROGRAM IN A SECTION OF PINE HILLS...HARRIS ROSEN IS THE CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT KICKOFF FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 

ORLANDO, FL:  United Foundation of Central Florida, Inc., (UFCF) a non-profit public foundation focused on early intervention, leading to prevention, announced plans to duplicate the successful Harris Rosen Tangelo Park Program in a section of Pine Hills. UFCF’s Board of Directors answered the communities concerns to provide proven solutions, by researching programs that work to clean up communities. The Tangelo Park Program is one of the most successful to date. It was a natural choice for the foundation, with a mission to partner with existing programs to positively transform communities through early intervention and education. The results of the Tangelo Park Program left Tangelo Park residents with job creation (a decrease in unemployment), a graduation rate increase from 20% to 100%, crime reduction and increase in family unity.

With the foundation’s focus on Early Intervention, it’s important that as a community we understand that the quality of your child’s life during the first five years will set the stage for future learning and success.  Ninety percent of a child’s brain is developed before the age of 5. Within those early years it’s important that our children get the same educational opportunities across the country. Statistics provided by the Florida Department of Education show that one third of Orange County children are unprepared for kinder garden. In 2012, one in six Orange County public elementary schools started with 50 percent of the kindergarten identified as “not ready.” One of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent, is choosing quality child care for your child.

To support this initiative - We invite you to attend our Spectacular Red Carpet Evening under the Stars Fundraising GALA at the Elegant Rosen Plaza Hotel on Saturday, July 26th 2014, from 7pm to 2am. Mr. Harris Rosen, President and COO of the Rosen Hotels and Resorts, will be our keynote speaker. Our MC for the evening is Vanessa Echols of WFTV Channel 9 News. It's slated to be a Spectacular evening focused on helping to continue making a difference. Confirmed entertainment for the evening will be provided by International artist Lee C. Lizandro from Puerto Rico, and Cezar from Jamaica, with more names to be added. Cocktail and Silent Auction is from 7pm – 8pm. Our musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Phayz of Vibrant Soundz and the 506 Crew Band. The Attire is Formal. Donation is $100.00. Ticket sales end at midnight on July 19th 2014.

We would like to thank our Sponsors – Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, Taste of Jamaica Restaurant, Caribbean Sunshine Bakery, The Golding Law Group, PLC., Caribbean Super Center, Caribbean American Passport News Magazine, Soiree Event and Conference Center, PS Freight and Shipping Services, Vibrant Soundz Entertainment, Tax Preparer - Winston Moxey, Full-A-Vybez, Inc., WOKB 1680AM, Island Beat – 1220AM and The Rosen Plaza Hotel

Now that you’ve heard this insightful information, continue to be an advocate for early intervention and education in your communities by getting involved (sign up to be a volunteer), participate in local events that support early intervention, and encourage your co-workers and friends to do the same.

For more information on how to get involved, be a sponsor, donate and or purchase tickets, please contact Dennis Hall at 407-929-7477, Gordon Russell at 407-701-3479, Shirley Edwards at 407-497-4197, David Mullings at 954-683-8326, Zanya Lewis at 407-244-6523, Judeen Parkes at 407-437-8776, Alex Lewis at 352-460-3624  or Sandra Fatmi at 770-789-7004.