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On The Ground in Wimauma: Healthcare providers struggle to meet needs of indigent population

About 35 percent of the population in Wimauma ages 65 and under is uninsured. The challenges surrounding lack of access to medical care is tripled with the arrival of seasonal farmworkers.

Pastor Carlos Irizarry is lead pastor along with his wife Judy at Wholesome Church.

Organizaciones locales luchan por cubrir la necesidad de servicios de salud en Wimauma

Alrededor del 35 por ciento de la población menor de 65 años en Wimauma no cuenta con seguro médico. Los desafíos alrededor de la falta de acceso a atención médica se triplican con la llegada de trabajadores agrícolas temporales.

Officails were on the site Oct. 21, 2016, for an official ceremonial groundbreaking of Channel Club and a downtown Publix on East Madison Street.

Great news for downtown Tampa: Grocery store in Channel District breaks ground

A new Publix grocery store and a new city park are being built adjacent to The Channel Club, a 323-unit apartment building now under construction near the corner of East Twiggs Street and Meridian Avenue.


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.

"I am the vine you are the branches".

Beth-El abre caminos hacia el éxito en Wimauma

Beth-El enciende una antorcha para que trabajadores agrícolas encuentren su camino a una mejor vida al proporcionar alimentos, ropa, becas y orientación.


Internship program gives USFSP students competitive edge in workforce

Internships with local Tampa Bay companies help University of South Florida St. Petersburg students gain experience, make valuable contacts and “test drive” their future career choices.

Armando Rocha, five, is one of Jose and Reyna Rocha's 42 grandkids.

Tenacidad de una pareja de Wimauma lleva a progreso familiar y comunitario

Con un espíritu empresarial para responder a las necesidades de la comunidad, hace más de 25 años Reyna y José Rocha abrieron un negocio de abarrotes en Wimauma.  


Tech-centric unconference contributes to progress for Tampa Bay as next tech hub

BarCamp participants and volunteers connect people to tech opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and help make the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem a reality for the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Network of business support nurtures Clearwater entrepreneurs

Through Clearwater Business SPARK, government and private services for entrepreneurs, tech companies and other small businesses are combining resources to support and attract more job creation in Pinellas County.


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 Estevez Ancira: Transforming Wimauma through education

Educator says parental involvement proves key to success for student achievement at charter schools operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Wimauma.

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.


Book excerpt: Seafood Lovers Florida by Bruce Hunt

What is your favorite seafood place in Florida? Author Bruce Hunt shares his top picks in a new book that takes readers on a culinary tour of the state.


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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