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Walden Lake Preschool, Plant City.

For Good: Hillsborough County agencies partner to prevent child drownings

A local partnership sponsored by the Hillsborough County Children's Board is working to reduce and, hopefully, eliminate child drownings. The partnership offers programs that can keep kids safe this summer and year-round.

Freddy Barton and Rosalie Smith of Safe & Sound Hillsborough work on the first Safe Summit scheduled for June 3, 2017.

How to keep communities safe? Efforts to curb violence start with youth

Safe and Sound Hillsborough is designed to defeat the roots of violence in the Tampa Bay Area by working with youth. You can see the program's progress at Safe Summit ’17 on June 3 at University Mall in Tampa.

 Richard Retting, a consultant with Sam Schwartz Engineering, takes part in Paint Saves Lives.

Hillsborough Vision Zero explores pop-up solutions to protect local pedestrians, cyclists

What's next in the Hillsborough County Vision Zero campaign to reduce local pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and injuries? Painted intersections, street murals, temporary bike lanes and parklets in a neighborhood near you. 

Artist Jason Hulfish and Richard Gonzmart.

Local artist restores Tampa Fairyland statues, helping revive lost theme park

Historic Fairyland figures, now undergoing restoration by local Artist Jason Hulfish, will soon return to the downtown Tampa riverfront for everyone to see. 

Some of the decor at Chief's was original to the building.

School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs

The Edible Peace Patch Project’s annual Cultivating Community Golden Carrot Award goes to Carolyn and Elihu Brayboy, local entrepreneurs committed to rebuilding the historic 22nd Street South Deuces community in St. Petersburg.

Rotunda Wilcox

Q&A: Rotunda Wilcox, Wimauma CDC President

Wimauma community leaders are seeking more and better economic and education opportunities as well as affordable housing  -- with hopes of yielding greater success in the lives of its residents.

Rotunda Wilcox

Preguntas y respuestas: Rotunda Wilcox, presidente de Wimauma CDC

Líderes comunitarios de Wimauma están en busca de más y mejores oportunidades económicas y de educación, así como viviendas asequibles -- con la esperanza de lograr un mayor éxito en las vidas de sus residentes.

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On The Ground in Wimauma: Ready or not, transformational change is on the way

As the Tampa Bay area grows and vacant land becomes more scarce, development is moving south into the Wimauma area of Hillsborough County, where long-time residents still covet a Mayberry-like lifestyle reminiscent of the 1960s.

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On The Ground en Wimauma: Preparados o no, la transformación está en camino

En la medida que el área de bahía de Tampa crece y los terrenos baldíos se vuelven más escasos, el desarrollo del Condado de Hillsborough se mueve al sur hacia al área de Wimauma, donde los residentes de largo plazo todavía valoran un estilo de vida de Mayberry-como una reminiscencia de la década de los 60s.

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Building a virtual community for positive social change

Long-time community activist Jan Roberts of Tampa champions social change agents: people up to something big for the greater community good.

Mompreneur

Book excerpt: Mompreneur by Colette Glover-Hannah

In “Mompreneur: Managing Partnerships, Parenthood and Presentations,’’ Tampa entrepreneur Colette Glover-Hannah shares the stories of women who are succeeding in business and motherhood. 

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Wanted: Volunteers willing to help in Sun City Center, South Hillsborough

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is looking at how to address the needs of the Sun City Center area as growth continues in Hillsborough County’s South Shore.

Florida's Minority Trailblazers

Book excerpt: Florida's Minority Trailblazers by Susan A. MacManus

Florida's reputation as an "immigrant magnet'' is played out in the state's rich political history.

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Are red light cameras working? Florida lawmakers, Vision Zero consider best practices for future

The value of red light cameras is front and center as the Florida Legislature and pedestrian advocacy groups like Vision Zero consider changes that work for everyone.

Unveiling Tesla

HART, Tesla unveil new public transit electric SUVs for short rides in North Tampa

The HART HyperLINK pilot program is an app-based, on-demand rideshare service offering $3 rides within three miles of Hillsborough County transit hubs.
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