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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 ...
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wimauma.

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

Liz Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas.

Enterprising Latinas launches project to boost Wimauma economy

Gayane A. Stepanian

On The Ground: RCMA welcomes new leadership from Miami-Dade


Teacher devotes her life to inspiring kids, adults in Wimauma


Wimauma kids create artsy cards for holiday season


Wimauma students on a path to college education

Delia Garcia, senior liaison, National Education Association, speaks at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics event at H.C.C. in Ruskin.

Migrant families face familiar hardships in schools

Madga Setzer, nurse at La Esperanza health clinic in Wimauma, assesses health needs.

La Esperanza organizes free health fair for Wimauma residents

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

Beth-El creates paths to success in Wimauma


Marcela Estevez Ancira: Transforming Wimauma through education

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