Marcus Brooks Honored at St. Petersburg NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

Sep 20, 2023News,Press Release

Foundation Leadership Team Member Named Next-Gen Trailblazer (St. Petersburg, FL – September 16, 2023) Marcus A. Brooks, a member of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s leadership team and the executive director of the Foundation’s Center for Health Equity, was honored with the Next-Gen Trailblazers award at the St. Petersburg NAACP’s 82nd Annual Freedom […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Bay Area Legal Services

Aug 31, 2023News

Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) Managing Attorney Pye Young oversees a variety of areas – from the group’s work with veterans, to its housing stability and eviction assistance work, to kinship care, to general civil legal assistance. The message she has for community members with legal questions is simple and clear. “When in doubt, call,” […]

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Anchors Collaborative: Small Business Development Program

Jul 28, 2023Economic Equity and Justice,Neighbors of the Center,News,Race Equity,Small Business Owners

We’re excited to share that our St. Petersburg Anchors Collaborative will host its first ever Small Business Development Program this fall! A group of up to eight small business owners in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) will have the opportunity to take part in a series of trainings designed to help them […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Supportive Equity Connections of Tampa Bay

Jul 28, 2023Funders & Philanthropists,News,Non-Profit Professionals

Esther Matthews has a knack for writing grants. She’s been honing her craft for twenty years — and volunteering her time to help nonprofits for about as long. Her interest in grant writing started when she worked at the Sanderlin Center, grew through years of helping nonprofits apply for funds, and continues today with her […]

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An Honor and Privilege to Serve

Jul 12, 2023News

Last month, I officially began my service as President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. I am both honored and privileged to answer this special call to serve. As a member of the original Bayfront Health team that helped conceive of and form the Foundation, serving in this role is a […]

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Don’t have time to read the full BIPOC Mental Health Scan? We’ve got you!

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Data Informed Features,Mental Health,News

Below we answer five key questions to break down some of the report’s most important information.   1. Why was the BIPOC mental health scan done and what was its purpose? The purpose of the scan, which was conducted on the Foundation’s behalf by Dr. Keesha Benson and Dr. Stephanie Reed, is to better understand […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Economic Equity and Justice,Faith & Spiritual Leaders,News

About a decade ago, Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil had just finished up a Community Real Estate Development (CRED) course at USF and was looking for his next step. A passionate activist and advocate with a background in community housing, he was wrestling with a big question: How could he help uplift neighborhoods struggling with legacies […]

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Juneteenth: The Road to Emancipation

Jun 15, 2023Blog

Juneteenth, a combination of the words June and nineteenth, is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Commemorating the day when enslaved people were finally informed of their freedom, Juneteenth is a time of jubilation, celebration, reunion and remembrance. It is celebrated throughout the nation in states that officially observe the holiday and in those that […]

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St. Petersburg Anchors Initiative Hosts Career Fair

Jun 9, 2023News,Press Release

Hiring Event Connects Local Job Seekers to Employers Interviewing On Site  (St. Petersburg, FL – June 8, 2023) The St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative will host their #GetHiredStPete Career Fair on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Pinellas Technical College. Anchor members, which include Bayfront Health, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, HCA Florida […]

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Staff Q&A: Interim Co-CEO Carl Lavender, Jr.

May 26, 2023Blog,Business Professionals,Community & Civic Leaders,Non-Profit Professionals,Policy Makers & Influencers

Carl R. Lavender Jr. joined the staff of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg in 2018. He served as the senior director of programs and then our chief equity officer before taking the reins as interim co-CEO last summer. Barbara Green, who serves as communications manager for the Foundation, recently sat down with Carl […]

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