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Margaret Claritt.

Teacher devotes her life to inspiring kids, adults in Wimauma

Retired teacher Margaret Claritt still lives, teaches and volunteers in Wimauma because the rural community in south Hillsborough County continues to face so many challenges that are best addressed with personal dedication and perseverance.

The Tampa Skyline. - Julie Branaman

Tampa Downtown Partnership seeks biennial survey responses

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

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Voces Excepcionales: Lecciones de Wimauma para gente inteligente

Los responsables de las políticas públicas, funcionarios, educadores, líderes empresariales y comunitarios probablemente no piensan en Wimauma cuando buscan nuevas ideas, innovación e inspiración. Pero si lo hicieran, ¿Qué verían?

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Not Your Average Speakers: What smart people can learn from Wimauma

Public policy makers, elected officials, educators, business and other community leaders probably don’t think first of Wimauma when looking for new ideas, innovation and inspiration. But if they did, what would they see?

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Wimauma kids create artsy cards for holiday season

The specially designed holiday cards are sold in 10-unit packages, which allows the buyer to pick an individual design for all of them, or pick a different design for each of them.

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Niños de Wimauma crean artísticas tarjetas navideñas

Las tarjetas de Navidad especialmente diseñadas se venden en paquetes de 10 unidades, y el comprador tiene la opción de seleccionar un solo diseño para todas las tarjetas, o elegir un diseño diferente para cada una de ellas.

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.

Bike lane in downtown Tampa.

Vision Zero focuses on making local streets safer for bicyclists, pedestrians

Whether you’re driving a truck or car, riding a bicycle or walking across the street, you can help prevent deaths and injuries by being more alert to the other guys. Ditto for government. Vision Zero arms urban planners with tools to make streets safer for everyone.

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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.

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Estudiantes de Wimauma en camino a la educación universitaria

Estudiantes de Wimauma y otras áreas de bajos ingresos en la bahía de Tampa participan en clases del programa Berkeley Academy diseñadas con la intención de prepararlos para la educación superior.

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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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

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For Good: Social enterprise ventures help local nonprofits prosper, serve more people

Tampa Bay Area nonprofits can compete for prize money to start and sustain new for-profit businesses that can financially support the nonprofits’ missions.

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Imparten clases de cocina para mejorar la nutrición de habitantes de Wimauma

Con educación nutricional y clases de cocina, Hispanic Service Council busca romper esquemas alimenticios para que las familias de Wimauma coman rico y sano y para combatir la obesidad y la diabetes.

Reyna Barragan eats and feeds her family healthy food options.

Free cooking classes help Wimauma residents shop, eat, live better

In Wimauma, the Hispanic Services Council offers cooking classes that can improve nutrition and encourage better eating habits. The goal is to fight obesity and prevent diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
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