COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND LEAP WELCOME DOMINIQUE GARDNER, M.Ed.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that Dominique Gardner, M.Ed. has joined LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network as the Program Coordinator. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay serves as the backbone organization for LEAP and is one of 17 founding partners.   Dominique was previously the Interim Director of Inclusion…

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY EARNS $22,000 IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUNDING FROM UNITED WAY SUNCOAST

The UWS award, part of a $6.05 million investment in the community, will support LEAP An effort to increase the number of working age adults in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties with a degree or high-quality credentials to 60 percent by 2025 continues to thrive thanks to the collaborative nature of two of the area’s leading…

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LEAP, Florida College Access Network partner to ease “Summer Melt” for local grads

Originally published June 18, 2021. It’s June! For LEAP, that means focusing our attention on making sure new college students don’t fall behind ( “melt” )on their college plans during the long, lazy days of summertime. While we focus on this every summer, this year things are different in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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City of Tampa invites LEAP to join new Resilient Tampa community roadmap

The City of Tampa has tapped LEAP Tampa Bay to join other businesses and non-profits as part of Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa’s new Resilient Tampa roadmap – the city’s first resilience roadmap. Led by Tampa’s first Sustainability & Resilience Officer, Whit Remer, and with support from the non-profit Resilient Cities Catalyst,…

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New Campaign Aims to Help Florida Students Get “Cash for College” and Improve Their Outcomes Beyond High School

Earnings rise with educational attainment, and a better-educated workforcewill also strengthen the state’s economy The Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and its partners across the state (including LEAP Tampa Bay) recently launched the Cash for College campaign to promote FAFSA completion as a crucial step as students and their families make plans for education beyond…

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LEAP TAMPA BAY RECEIVES NATIONAL $100,000 GRANT TO REVERSE COVID’S EFFECT ON LOCAL POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., Thursday, April 22, 2021 – LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network (LEAP Tampa Bay), a network of more than 50 community partners committed to changing lives by connecting residents to education and training beyond high school, today announced it is a recipient of a $100,000 grant from the National College Attainment Network…

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Job Opportunity: LEAP Program Coordinator

Position:     Program Coordinator, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network & Community Foundation’s Community Impact Team    Reports to:      Senior Director, Community Impact Position Summary The Community Impact Program Coordinator is a key professional for the LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, which works to help more people complete education and training after high school.…

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