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PACE Center for Girls Broward is located on the west side of North Andrews Avenue between Sunrise Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd. in Wilton Manors.  PACE Broward is one of 18 Centers across Florida and since opening in 1992 has served over 2,500 girls in our community. For more information on our statewide organization, click here.  For more information specific to PACE Broward click here.

Girls or others interested in attending or making a referral to PACE Broward may click here for more information and download the referral form.

You may contact us by calling 954-561-6939 or click here for more contact information.  To learn more about how you can assist or for volunteer opportunities, click here to view the "Portraits of PACE" tour schedule.

Do you know a girl ages 8 to 17 that is doing well in school but could use counseling?  We now offer (at no cost) the counseling component of the PACE program for girls and their families in Broward County.  Click here for more information about the PACE Reach Counseling Center.


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We invite you to attend our annual luncheon to learn why PACE is the place where girls can grow. This one-hour complimentary luncheon focuses on the challenges teenage girls face today and their courageous efforts to achieve success. 

12th Annual Believing in Girls Empowerment Luncheon

Friday, February 21

Global Grille -- 416 NE 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale

11:15 Networking & Registration

12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon

Leo Goodwin Community Cares Award presented to Bank of America

Event Chair: Ginger Martin, CEO and President of American National Bank

Free Parking.  Luncheon is complimentary however guests will have opportunity during event to make a donation to support PACE Broward.

Deadline to RSVP is Monday, February 17. Please contact Kathleen Ryan at 954-561-6939 ext. 317 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are grateful to our event sponsors for their generous support!

Leo Goodwin Foundation, American National Bank, Publix Super Markets Charities, Dr. Allison Brimmer and NSU-AAUW, Circle of Friends Foundation and Joanne & Mark Snead, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), The Wasie Foundation, City of Wilton Manors, Citrix Systems, Giselle Cheminand and GCI Worldwide Corp, NCCI Holdings, Leslie Stevens and the Women's Executive Club (WEC) of Fort Lauderdale

If you would like to make a contribution to help PACE continue to empower girls in our community.  Simply click on "Donate Now" link on the right side of page.  On behalf of the girls at PACE, thank you!

Our 21st annual graduation was filled lots of love, laughter and good advice. Nine high school and eleven middle school graduates received diplomas in front of their families and friends at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center on June 7. Despite heavy rain many Board members, donors, volunteers and community partners joined the PACE staff in celebrating the girls' achievements.

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A Taste of Italy held on June 4 at Casa D’Angelo Ristorante was an exciting conclusion to PACE Center for Girls Broward’s 20th anniversary year.  125 sponsors and guests attended the elegant dinner hosted by Denise and Chef Angelo Elia and joined us in the special tribute to Senator Debby Sanderson, a long-time advocate of young women and founder of our Center.

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Aggie Pappas (left) with Event Honoree, Senator Debby Sanderson 



PACE Center for Girls Broward’s Advisory Council and Hugh's Culinary hosted the 3rd Annual Chefs for PACE Cook-Off on April 18, 2013. Aruba Beach Café, Blue Moon Fish Co., Café Vico, Ceviche By-the-Sea and Mai-Kai were assisted by their sous chefs and guests in an “iron chef” style competition. 

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Chef Chris Nealon from Aruba Beach Cafe receives Overall Winner award from Chef Paul Riso of Hugh's Culinary.


This year’s luncheon was a birthday party celebrating the 2,500 girls who completed the program since we opened our doors 20 years ago in Broward County.  We also paid tribute to the numerous donors, volunteers and community partners who have championed PACE’s mission of helping girls to find their voice and achieve their potential. 

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Event Chair Ginger Martin shares a moment before the luncheon with a group of girls currently enrolled at PACE Broward. Photos by KP Photography.