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Color St. Pete at the Arts Conservatory for Teens to encourage local and global unity.

For Good: Arts Conservatory for Teens changes lives forever

If all the world’s a stage, the nonprofit Arts Conservatory for Teens prepares St. Petersburg youth to take it by storm.

Bolt of Southeastern Guide Dogs

For Good: Tampa community raises funds for Southeastern Guide Dogs

A popular annual fundraiser at the JC Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City raises awareness and funding for the Southeastern Guide Dogs based in Palmetto.

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For Good: Officer Friendly volunteers read to tots, improving early literacy

Officer Friendly, volunteers from Pinellas County law enforcement agencies, including the Clearwater Police Department, tackles literacy issues among young children while conveying respect for adults and the helpful role of police officers.

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Lady Arm Wrestlers battle For Good in Sarasota

The league of misfit superheroes known as the Sarasota Lady Arm Wrestlers (SLAW) puts muscle behind nonprofit organizations in the Sarasota-Manatee region by placing a boisterous spin on traditional philanthropy models.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks: Shaping the future of Wimauma

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

Model for 'Family' sculpture by Junior Polo

Placemaking: Public art creates a sense of place in North Tampa neighborhood

Junior Polo's "Family'' is one of three public art displays designed to create a sense of place and community pride in and around Harvest Hope Park in North Tampa.

Beth Ross is Executive Director at Blanket Tampa Bay.

How to end homelessness? Tampa Bay area nonprofits bring fresh, new approaches

From developing urban rest stops and locations for people to fill water bottles to expanding mental health programming, local charities are focused on solutions to end homelessness.

Wimauma Cares training session is offered by Enterprising Latinas in Wimauma.

How to create jobs and help neighborhoods prosper? Support local entrepreneurs

Investing in local entrepreneurs and nonprofits that support them can lift low-income neighborhoods out of poverty and help shape a city's future. Nonprofits fueled by innovation and grit in Tampa, Detroit and Memphis are proof positive that it works. 

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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.

Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick debuts LEGO masterpieces in Tampa Bay Area

The Art of the Brick family-friendly exhibit arrives in Tampa thanks to the Vinik Family Foundation, which is offering free admission to all.

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Historians trace roots of South Hillsborough County communities

If you or your family members have roots in South Hillsborough County, historians at Hillsborough Community College want to hear from you.

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Los historiadores trazan las raíces de las comunidades del sur del condado de Hillsborough

Si usted o los miembros de su familia crecieron en el condado de South Hillsborough, los historiadores de Hillsborough Community College quieren saber de usted. 

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.

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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.
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