Community Relations

Our commitment remains strong to diversity, equity and inclusion, making Coral Springs a welcoming community for everyone.

The following events are hosted by Community Relations.

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International Dinner Dance

This is one of our most popular community events, held in September each year in celebration of Broward County Multi-Cultural Month. The intention is to increase awareness and appreciation for the richness and uniqueness of the diverse cultures in our community. This celebration gives people a chance to have fun and enjoy each other in a social setting while learning about different cultures and cuisines at the same time. Native attire is encouraged. Each year the event features a different country where the food, music, culture, and entertainment are highlighted.

National Day of Prayer

All faiths are invited to join and pray for our community and our leaders. This celebration highlights the diversity found in our community by coming together to pray and sing, while fostering an understanding of different religions.

Taiwan Day

The Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee is happy to partner with individual ethnic groups by way of celebrating Broward County Heritage Months. These celebrations include the Eid Celebration in January, Jewish Heritage Month in January, Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May, Haitian Flag Day in May, Hispanic Heritage Month in September, and Hindu Festival of Divali in October. These events are often held in cooperation with the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs.

Worldfest

An outdoor festival showcasing our diverse cultures that abound in the community at large. This event covers a spectacular array of multi-cultural music, entertainment, cuisine, and culture celebrating as many ethnic groups as possible. There is a large Children’s Activity area – “Kid’s World” - devoted to educational and cultural games, arts/crafts, and entertainment for the young ones. Games/Rides are also provided for more family fun. The International Cooking Demonstration tent is also a hit; guests can learn about international dishes after watching their preparation by volunteers and sampling their exotic tastes. 

Our Committees are a great way to get involved and the support of our dedicated volunteers helps ensure the success of our events.

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Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee

Volunteers from different cultures and backgrounds within the community who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and sharing their cultures.  High school students are invited to be part of the committee to serve as ambassador’s to “promote appreciation, acceptance and respect for cultural differences and similarities.”

MLK Committee

Volunteers who have been assigned the major task of organizing and coordinating an annual/celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a City sponsored event, which may extend to other community programs of a multi-cultural nature observed at different times throughout the year.

 

Commission Recognition

Residents and local organizations are recognized during City Commission meetings for extraordinary accomplishments as a show of the City’s support and pride for their successes.

MLK Monument Award

Nominees for this annual award must demonstrate dedication to the Coral Springs community by giving of their time, talent or treasure in harmony with the ideals of Dr. King. They should embody qualities expressed in one or more of the Monument quotes. 

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Shine-On Recognition

During Teacher Appreciation Week, the City Commission recognizes Teachers of the Year from our public and private schools as part of our "Shine on! Recognition of Excellence" School Recognition Program. Along with the teachers, one student from each of the graduation classes (5th, 8th and 12th) in each school will also be honored for Exemplary Community Service to their school or community.

Veterans Recognition Program

The City of Coral Springs is committed to honoring the sacrifice and service of local veterans through the Veterans Recognition program. Each month, during a City Commission meeting, City Officials recognize a resident who served or currently serves in our nation’s armed forces.

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Throughout the year, Community Relations hosts a variety of programming for the youth such as the following:

  • Commission Connection
  • Volunteers for Commission Pledge
  • Government Academy
  • MLK Art & Literary Exhibits
  • MLK Leadership & Diversity Day – “It’s a Day On, Not a Day Off”
  • MLK Scholarship
  • Teen Political Forum

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