Category: News

Should My Child go to School Today? Best Practices During COVID-19 

Oct 15, 2020News

The decision to reopen schools came after months of deliberation and careful preparation between the FL Department of Health and district officials who mandated doors could only open after county-wide infection rates decreased. In late July and early August, families were given the option of virtual learning, or returning to physical schools. Despite the pandemic, continuing education is […]

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Affinity Spaces: A Tool for Racial Justice and Healing

Oct 8, 2020News

Many people are motivated by the murder of George Floyd and other deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement or vigilantes to go deeper in their understanding of individual racism and structural racism.

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Speakers Who Inspire: Daniel E. Dawes, J.D. on racial and health inequities

Sep 30, 2020News

On Wednesday, August 16, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg held a Zoom presentation of its long-running series, “Speakers Who Inspire” featuring Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., an acclaimed attorney, policy expert, and author.

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Education during COVID-19

Aug 7, 2020Covid-19,News

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Dr. Ricardo Davis, president of Concerned Organization for Quality Education of Black Students (COQEBS) and Delquanda Turner Smith, community engagement advocate for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (FHSP), discussed Pinellas’ ongoing battle for educational equity on WTMP’s “Equity Now” radio broadcast. Read More at The Weekly Challenger

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Feeding Tampa Bay families at their front doors

Aug 7, 2020Covid-19,News

Coordinated effort is bringing hot meals and groceries to 500 children. Read More at Tampa Bay Times

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New CARES Programs Launch To Help Nonprofits, Child Care Facilities

Aug 6, 2020Covid-19,News

Help is on the way for those in need of critical community services as Pinellas County launches two new programs supporting nonprofits and child care facilities impacted by COVID-19. Read More at Patch

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90 Days of COVID Response

Jul 27, 2020Covid-19,News

In April, Grow Smarter conducted a Community Needs Assessment with our steering committee and community partners. Based on that document, we designed a comprehensive response to COVId-19 to help build resilience and continued prosperity for all of St Pete. Read More at Grow Smarter

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The 2020 Census: ‘Equity Now’ focuses on its impact on Florida and Pinellas communities

Jul 24, 2020News

The 2020 U.S. Census is still underway – and with just over half of Floridians having completed it, community stakeholders and organizations are sharing the dire need for residents who haven’t to “act now.” On Saturday, July 18, Carl Lavender, chief equity officer of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, was joined by public […]

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St. Pete mask campaign targets zip codes hardest hit by COVID-19

Jul 6, 2020Covid-19,News

In July, volunteers with the Mask Up! St. Pete Campaign will give out free masks and Mask Up! T-shirts to help raise awareness and stop the spread of coronavirus. Read More at WTSP

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Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Jul 2, 2020Covid-19,News

As Hurricane Irma threatened in Fall 2017, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and other local funders sprang into action. They joined to provide a trusted source to gather and disburse disaster relief and recovery funds. Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Community Foundation, four area United Ways and others […]

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