Hollywood CEC organizes toy drive in Washington Park

Members of the Community Enhancement Collaboration recently came together at the Washington Park Community Center to hold a party and give lower-income children toys for Christmas. The event included a bicycle raffle and food for those who attended. About 300 children participated in the event and each one received four toys. “This was a wonderful […]

18th annual holiday toy distribution and volunteer appreciation event set for Dec. 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as Community Enhancement Collaboration (CEC) hosts its 18th Annual Volunteers & Partners Toy Distribution! “For eighteen years, our volunteers, families, and partners have come together to create a Winter Wonderland at the Washington Park Community Center,” states Nadine McCrea, CEO-Founder of […]

Update: Confederate street sign debate in Hollywood

At a recent Hollywood Commission meeting, the issue of streets named for Confederate generals continues to develop. During citizen’s comments, a number of people spoke in favor of, and against, revising the controversial street signs. Lunelle Siegel says she’s concerned that efforts are being made to erase U.S. history. She fears the next step would be […]

Community Enhancement Collaboration hosts back to school health fair

Community Enhancement Collaboration, (CEC) recently organized a community event to get Hollywood kids ready for the school year. Hundreds of children attended the Back to School Health and Wellness Fair at the Washington Park Community Center. Aside from a good time, the kids in attendance enjoyed free haircuts, health checks and immunizations. Also, businesses and civic groups […]

Walmart Supercenter now open on corner of Hollywood Blvd. and US 441

Hollywood has a new Walmart Supercenter on the southeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and State Road 7 that was once occupied by the Hollywood Fashion Center and Millennium Mall. The Hollywood Fashion Center had high end stores but closed in 1993. The Millennium Mall operated as a flea market but closed in 2004. The land […]

Local non-profit provides complete holiday meals to families experiencing challenging circumstances in Hollywood

Thanksgiving is upon us! A time for families and friends to come together, sit at the table and share the harvest of nature’s bounty. Unfortunately, that is not so for many families as they face daily challenges and financial struggles.  But, thanks to the hardworking staff and volunteers of Community Enhancement Collaboration (CEC), many of […]

Washington Park Community Center makes holiday dreams come true

Anna Cerdan brought her children, Isabel Bohler and Audrey Bohler and her niece Marielle Mechanic to the Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. Annual Volunteers and Partners Toys Distribution event at the Washington Park Community Center.  “This was a nice thing for the community and it helped families. It also brought the community together,” said Cerdan. Jamal […]

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Washington Park donates 600 backpacks to community as kids go back to school

Families got together at the Washington Park Back to School Bash and Health Fair at Washington Park on Saturday, August 16. They were celebrating the end of summer break and preparing to return to school. Children who came could receive a free book bag containing school supplies. There were 600 book bags available. They could […]