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For Good: Who can Tampa Bay Area leaders of nonprofits call when they need answers?

For more than two decades, the Nonprofit Leadership Center has been helping Tampa Bay Area nonprofits thrive through ups and downs in the local economy.

Yellow Labrador litter-mates wait patiently in the Puppy Academy for their next training session.

For Good: Southeastern Guide Dogs offer eyes, ears, hope to people in need

Southeastern Guide Dogs is dedicated to raising and training service dogs that provide freedom, confidence, courage, and hope for people who cannot see and for veterans who have seen too much. Learn more.

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St. Pete's newest arts gem: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Where can you find one of the top collections of Western art in the world? Would you believe downtown St. Petersburg FL? Learn more about the Tampa Bay Area's newest museum.

Christopher Gergen

How a merger between Forward Cities and CEOs for Cities will aim to drive inclusive economic growth

Wealth inequality in America across racial lines is growing, particularly in cities. Here's how one organization proposes to tackle it.

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For Good: Clearwater-based social enterprise helps immigrants gain financial literacy

Tampa Bay is one of the top 25 destinations in the U.S. for new immigrants from around the world. Project Prosper teaches them how navigate the often-complicated world of finance, banking and credit.

Students learn about agriculture via large scale art at Greco Middle School.

Agriculture, art merge in middle school mural project

A grant from the NHL and the National Dairy Council help fuel creativity and healthy environment for kids, teens at a Temple Terrace middle school.

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.
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