For children living in food deserts, a bunch of ripe bananas or a bag of sweet potatoes is as much of a treat as an ice cream sundae.
Many project-based grants given to arts organizations tend to be in centralized community hubs radiating from the downtown area, but what about the folks living on the outer edges of the county that might not have access to these programs?
Starting with the current Cultural Development Grants as a guideline, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s (ACHC) has pulled together a smaller sister program called the Community Arts Impact Grants (CAIG), which aim to bring the arts to underserved communities across Hillsborough County.
The Bringing Baby Home workshop seeks to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the bond between the parents. Relationship experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute, developed the program based on years of research.
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is funding the program to include all materials and lunch. Upcoming classes will be held on the following dates and locations: Saturday, April 21 and May 12 at El Bethel Baptist Church in Tampa; Saturday, April 28 and May 19 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brandon; Saturday, May 5 and June 2 at First Baptist Church in Lutz.
It has grown to $1.5 million in top-line revenue in the upcoming year and started with a $25,000 seed grant from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. That's what nonprofits need: investment dollars and people to invest in us. What do you want the business community to know about Metro?
There are currently 129 HIPPY programs operating in the United States; including 14 in Florida, from Miami-Dade County to the Panhandle. Each program is funded separately, but most use a combination of local, state and federal money.
Luckily for Hendry and her granddaughter, the Children's Board of Hillsborough County has been consistently supporting the program for years. The average cost in the county is between $2,000 to $3,000 per child. That includes the salary of the trainer, all school materials, and in Hillsborough, wraparound mental health services.
In honor of National Grandparents Day on September 10th, the Kinship program and community partners, including the Family Enrichment Center, will host a series of celebrations to say thank you to these caregivers who are raising family member's children. Hillsborough county events include the opportunity to socialize, enjoy snacks, and participate in a raffle drawing. Pinellas county events include door prizes, dinner, and feature guest speaker, Dr. Willie J. Kimmons of Save Children Save Schools. The Children’s Home Network Kinship program Grandparents Day Celebration in Hillsborough is funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and United Way Suncoast and sponsored by Molina Healthcare.
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County has $66,000 to beef up summer programs for children 6 to 14 in eastern and southern Hillsborough County. And it’s looking for community partners.
The nonprofit is primarily funded through foundations and corporations, including The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Tampa Bay Rays Foundation and Suncoast Federal Credit Union.
Layla's House, located at 1506 E. Eskimo Ave., is a YMCA facility operated by the Champions for Children. It is funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County and operates on a budget of about $330,000 a year.
It is named for Layla Chami who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 15 and died at 16 in July 2008.
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is offering $10.8 million in grant money to organizations that meet the criteria the board has set in place to ensure that children are healthy and safe, developmentally on track, ready to learn, and are in supported and supportive families.
For many nonprofits, the struggle for a steady flow of income is all too real. That’s why the Nonprofit Leadership Center in partnership with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County sponsors a business plan competition in an effort to help organizations develop and sustain a double bottom line. The goal is to help nonprofits create their own steady revenue stream while also having a positive social impact.
The fun-filled camp came to fruition in large part thanks to the foresight and determination of Temple Terrace Police Chief Ken Albano, who in his day-to-day duties often witnesses groups of mainly teens roaming the streets and hanging out at street corners with no particular purpose in mind. Over a period of years and myriad meetings, Albano garnered the all-important buy-in from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, a $30,000 grant from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County and the approval of the Hillsborough County School Board for the use of the space.
The camp received support from the LazyDays Employee Foundation, Stingray Chevrolet, Unity in the Community, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and more. Sponsors and students’ family members came out to enjoy the end of summer show.
Youth in the East Tampa community came up with the idea of a Unity March event and field day to send a message of violence prevention and to promote building strong families, safe schools and healthy neighborhoods.
Safe & Sound Hillsborough, established in 2013, includes the mayors and police departments of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the School Board of Hillsborough County, the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, the State Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, Hillsborough County government, the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, the health department, the University of South Florida and numerous agencies and faith-based organizations that do vital work in our community.
The colorful bus that had parked directly in front of the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin on Saturday had a name: Milo the Bus. Milo stands for Mobile Interactive Literacy Opportunity, an initiative by the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, WEDU radio, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the Junior League of Tampa.
The next stop for the literacy bus — also known as MILO, the Mobile Interactive Literacy Opportunity — will be the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Partners in the program include the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, the Junior League of Tampa and WEDU-Ch. 3.
The summer program, now in its second year, travels to community pools throughout Hillsborough to provide free swim and water safety lessons.
The Children's Board of Hillsborough County, with a budget supported by property tax revenues, pays the full cost of the program — $237,889. Along with the lessons for their children, parents can receive a free CPR course plus door alarms and safety locks to prevent their kids from sneaking out of the house to the local pool.
The Safety Rock Foundation, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Department of Children and Families and Molina HealthCare will partner with 30 preschools in Hillsborough County to give parents vouchers for free swim lessons.
The latest reading project in Hillsborough County goes beyond handing a kid a book.