| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Feed

For Good

Charitable giving is on an upward trajectory in Florida as are the needs of people and charitable community projects serving everything from the arts to animal shelters to disease and healthcare. More than one in 10 workers are employed by mission-driven organizations, making the growing nonprofit sector one of the state's leading employers. In the Tampa Bay region, more than 10,000 nonprofits go about the business of pursuing a social mission. 

Features

Curtis, Kimberly and Caleb Darby are graduates of the Family Promise of Pinellas County program.

For Good: Family Promise works with interfaith congregations to help homeless families

Fourteen host congregations set up make-shift living quarters for homeless families inside their houses of worship. Volunteers take turns supplying the guests three meals a day, as well as helping in whatever ways are needed, including taking kids to school, donating personal and household items, or offering social and emotional support. 

.

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?

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.

.

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.

.

For Good: Road to Recovery volunteers drive cancer patients to lifesaving treatment

While family and friends often provide rides to treatment for cancer patients, they can't always be there every day. That's when volunteer drivers step up to make a difference.

.

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.

.

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.

.

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.

Gianna Rendina-Gobioff

Local Gobioff Foundation puts up cash to spur creative placemaking in Tampa

Tampa Treasure includes up to $30,000 in seed money for creative placemaking projects within the City of Tampa or the neighborhood area served by the University Area Community Development Corporation.  

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.

Omar Aljajea, 9, at home in Tampa.

For Good: Syrian refugees slowly find new homes in Tampa Bay area

Collaborative efforts are underway to help with an influx of Muslim and Arabic-speaking refugees, including Syrians, resettling in the Tampa Bay area.

Adults Brian A. Butler and Woodland Johnson work with students.

How to help kids learn? Community engagement brings success to local K-12 education

What is the solution for helping Florida's schools better educate children? The Council for Education Change encourages collaborative efforts that engage schools, corporate and business leaders, volunteer and parental support though collaborations designed to nurture transformational change.

World of Beer on Fowler Ave.

University area neighborhoods of North Tampa prepare for transformation

Federal and private grants beginning to flow into the University area of North Tampa are designed to help create jobs, educate and train residents and spur additional investments in emerging neighborhoods. Some call it progress; others credit higher powers. 

.

How does your garden grow? St. Petersburg students learn hands-on about fresh food

The Edible Peace Patch Project, originally the vision of an Eckerd College professor, has now expanded to seven schools in South St. Petersburg, with a small army of volunteers helping teach kids about gardening and more.
( 125 ) View All Features
Signup for Email Alerts

Underwriting Partners