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Getting ready for kindergarten: Community effort emerges in WimaumaRead Article

If children enter kindergarten way behind their peers, will they ever catch up to grade level? Pre-kindergarten classes return to Wimauma in effort to help kids succeed.

How to create jobs and help neighborhoods prosper? Support local entrepreneursRead Article

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. 

On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in WimaumaRead Article

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.

Historians trace roots of South Hillsborough County communitiesRead Article

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

UF research center in Hillsborough County picks food for your table, plants for your yardRead Article

From plant breeding research to selecting which food varieties land in your favorite restaurants and grocery stores, from laboratory specimens to neighborhood yards, agriculture around the globe benefits from work being done at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center ...
VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

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Video voices: Why Wimauma should matter to you and to everyone

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Historians trace roots of South Hillsborough County communities

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Q&A: Rotunda Wilcox, Wimauma CDC President

Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wimauma.

On The Ground: Exploring faith, diversity and unity in Wimauma

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“On The Ground’’ is a special storytelling project designed to help educate readers and raise awareness about the people and places of Wimauma. The idea is to increase the communications capacity of the organizations and nonprofits working in the neighborhood, as well as to call attention to the innovations and investments that are helping move the community forward. The intended impact includes spurring additional awareness and investments that can contribute to the vitality and prosperity of the community. 

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