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Tampa Downtown Partnership seeks biennial survey responses

Do you live or work in downtown Tampa? The Tampa Downtown Partnership seeks your input in survey.

Scott Adams and Aaron Palermo work at the Louise Graham Regeneration Center.

For Good: Social enterprise employs intellectually disabled in St. Petersburg

Roughly 70 disabled adults spend six hours a day at the Louise Graham Center for Regeneration learning work tasks and social skills that can help them land a job in a local workplace.

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Wimauma students on a path to college education

Students from Wimauma and other lower-income neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area participate in classes at Berkeley Prep that are designed to prepare them to pursue higher education.

Amy Entress and Rob Rieke are building a multi-million-dollar food processing facility in Plant City.

Welcome home: Military veterans carve out niche as local entrepreneurs

One solution for the difficult challenges facing military veterans transitioning into civilian life: Help them create entrepreneurial opportunities that give them a chance to thrive.

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Innovation Fixation: Looshes Labs unleashes unique skateboards

Introducing a skateboard designed to carry your books and charge your smart phone.

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry offers much needed services including worship to the Wimauma community.

Beth-El creates paths to success in Wimauma

Beth-El lights a torch for farmworkers to find their path to success by providing food, clothing, scholarships and guidance.

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Neighborhood care centers aim to enhance patient experiences while lowering costs

As part of the strategy to reduce medical care costs, local healthcare providers are building more neighborhood care centers staffed with skilled professionals who can treat injuries and illnesses that don’t require a visit to more expensive hospital emergency rooms and highly trained physicians.

Marcela Estévez Ancira is Director of Student Affairs at RCMA Wimauma Academy.

Marcela Estévez Ancira: Transformando la comunidad a través de la educación

Educadora señala la participación de los padres de familia es clave para el éxito de los estudiantes en las escuelas chárter de RCMA en Wimauma.

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On The Ground storytelling project launches in Wimauma

83 Degrees Media -- with funding from the Allegany Franciscan Ministries -- is launching a special storytelling project called “On The Ground’’ that is designed to help educate readers and raise awareness about the people and places of Wimauma.

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Lanzan proyecto de narraciones On The Ground en Wimauma

83 Degrees Media -- con fondos de Allegany Franciscan Ministries (Ministerios de Franciscanas de Allegan) -- está lanzando un proyecto especial de narraciones llamado "On The Ground'' (De cerca y en persona) diseñado para ayudar a educar a los lectores y crear conciencia sobre la gente y los lugares de Wimauma.

Imelda Dutton is project leader for On The Ground storytelling in Wimauma.

On The Ground: Searching for gold in Wimauma

Journalist Imelda Dutton, a bilingual native of Mexico and experienced writer and editor, leads the On The Ground storytelling project in Wimauma for 83 Degrees. The stories will be published online in both English and Spanish.

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On The Ground: En busca de oro en Wimauma

La periodista bilingüe Imelda Dutton, oriunda de México y experimentada escritora y editora, lidera el proyecto On The Ground (De cerca y en persona) de narraciones de historias de Wimauma y su gente para 83 Degrees. Las historias se publicarán en línea en Inglés y en español.

Nerissa Street

Practitioners and Partners: Artspace Evolves Breaking Ground Into "Idea Lab" That Celebrates Artists

Artspace’s annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day “idea lab” on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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YouthBuild is all about character, hard work and achieving success

YouthBuild, a solutions-oriented government program designed to give struggling teens and 20-somethings extra chances to succeed, engages education, skills and a team of patient professionals who insist on long-term caring relationships with the students.

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Book excerpt: Make Tampa ___ by Tony DeSisto

What better way to find solutions to urban problems than to actively engage citizens as thought leaders and innovators? Tony DeSisto of Tampa suggests a path to success in his book, "Make Tampa ___''.
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