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Report details plight of Florida's homeless youth

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05/04/2018

One of the most pervasive topics of discussion at the Florida Chamber of Commerce Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity was the role affordable housing, or the lack of it, plays in holding back poor Floridians, especially children.

A report presented by Anne Ray of the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies provided some metrics on just how much the housing crisis is influencing the trajectory of Florida youth. The full report, a joint effort by the Shimberg Center and Miami Homes for All, is available online.

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STEM VS. STEM+A [Arts]

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05/04/2018

Few acronyms developed such ubiquity in the world of education as STEM. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math became the 21st-century buzzwords surrounding education in a world dominated by computers and a growing sense that Asian academia has started to surpass the United States when it came to providing young people the skills to thrive in a digital future. On the Gulf Coast alone, millions have been spent to turn most middle school classrooms into technology labs.

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation in 2009 launched its STEMsmart initiative to the envy of educators around the nation. Armed with research showing the region, state and country as a whole lagged behind some developing nations in terms of its math and science offerings, the foundation took a ...

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Game Changer Village Academy Head Start Students Receive STEAM Lab

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05/04/2018

Before many of the early education students at Village Academy can understand what an architect or software developer actually does, they will be learning hands-on what the basics entail.

The opportunity to explore a physics playground or the marine sciences is thanks to a recent grant from PNC Bank to add a STEAM Lab.

The opening of the lab was part of a culmination of a two-year grant funded by the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great Initiative to enhance preschool education.

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Manatee-based animal rescue leads donations in 2018 Giving Challenge

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05/03/2018

The 2018 Giving Challenge — benefiting nonprofit groups in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties — raised more than $11.7 million with help from the Patterson Foundation, which matched up to $100 per donor, per organization. Throughout the 24-hour event, more than 74,600 gifts were collected.

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Community partners come together for babies' first 1000 days

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05/01/2018

In Sarasota County, 52% of babies are born into low-income families who often lack stable housing, food, health insurance and other resources needed for a child's development. On April 25, 32 organizations led by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation launched the First 1,000 Days Sarasota County campaign, which will seek ways to support low-income families during their babies’ most critical period of development.

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Jerde: Joining together to give

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04/29/2018

Since 2012, donors throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding through the Giving Challenge, a 24-hour regional day of giving presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Huge thanks and gratitude are owed to The Patterson Foundation, which has incentivized donors to give over the past six years with more than $11 million in matching funds.

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Charter school chatter

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04/28/2018

The Able Trust recently released the results of its statewide annual Jeannie Amendola Speech & Research Competition.

Advancing out of a crop of 30 students from The Able Trust’s High School High-Tech Program are David Campbell of Broward County High School High Tech; Edward Grillo of Community Initiatives High School High Tech; Desiree Padua of Orange County High School High Tech; and Sharon McSwain, Gadsden County High School High Tech.

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Silverberg: With Giving Challenge, anyone can be a philanthropist

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04/27/2018

The 24 hours beginning at noon Tuesday could be the richest day for nonprofit organizations in the history of Southwest Florida. More money will be changing hands during that time frame, and it’s all to benefit charitable causes.


But the idea behind the Giving Challenge, supported locally by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Manatee Community Foundation and The Patterson Foundation, is to offer even small givers a chance to get in on the act. 

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