Community Outreach

We bring to the community our important mission of combating anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry through Holocaust remembrance and education. In order to do this most effectively, the Center actively seeks partnerships with other organizations that share our goal of building a welcoming and inclusive community.
Recent and ongoing collaborations include:
• Partnerships and activities with school districts in Central Florida that further the Center’s educational outreach to students and teachers.
• Local colleges and universities, which played a significant role in the founding of our Center, and today help us maintain highest quality programming and services.
• Our associations with The Orlando Rep – including working closely together with special events marking the 75th anniversary of Anne Franks birth, and developing enrichment materials for I Never Saw Another Butterfly – that have significantly enhanced audience experiences at both organizations.
• Opportunities to share items from the Center’s archives and exhibits on loan, including displays at the Orlando Museum of Art and Orlando City Hall as well as in a number of synagogues, libraries, college and university buildings, and other public venues.
• A unique collaboration with Jagiellonian University in Krakow, providing leadership and programming for an annual Summer School for Teachers in Poland.
• A unique collaboration with the WellsBuilt Museum of African-American History and Culture that resulted in the creation of an exhibit, Embracing the Dream, celebrating the lives of some of Central Florida’s civil rights activists of the 1960s.
• Special events throughout the summer of 2007 honoring the memories of Gay men murdered by the Nazis. In addition to the exhibit, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, at the Center, the community attended a production of Martin Sherman’s play Bent, a concert by the Orlando Gay Chorus, and a special screening of the documentary Paragraph 175 cosponsored by GayOrlando.com.
• A recent exhibit at the Center featuring artwork done by children in Darfur, which was supported by a number of local partners dedicated to ending genocide and ethnic murders.
• Collaboration with Equality Florida, working together with local school districts in implementing anti-bullying interventions.
• A new project with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida that provided after-school tours and extended programming, supporting tolerance education and helping children develop a deeper understanding of prejudice, racism and stereotyping.
The Center welcomes inquiries from local educational, cultural and civic entities interested in helping us teach good citizenship through the lessons of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida · 851 N Maitland Ave · Maitland, FL 32751 · Phone: 407-628-0555 · info@holocaustedu.org