Thrive by Five Pinellas

Sep 22, 20182018 Transformative Grant

The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas serves as the backbone organization for a community-led initiative that brings together multiple sectors of the community to address one goal: increase the percentage of Pinellas County children developmentally on track for kindergarten and “ready” to succeed. This approach will establish an equitable, responsive and accountable early education system that will improve rates of kindergarten readiness by increasing accessibility, understanding of needs and engagement opportunities. Collaborators working with the project include the City of St. PetersburgCommunity Foundation of Tampa BayFeeding Tampa BayFlorida Department of Health in Pinellas CountyHealthy Start Coalition of PinellasJuvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas CountyLutheran ServicesSt. Petersburg Chamber of CommerceUnited Way SuncoastUniversity of South Florida, among others.

GRANT AWARDED: $538,625, multi-year

Read Announcement: Innovative Community Collaboration Creates Roadmap to Universal Kindergarten Readiness in Pinellas County

Listen: Kate Bauer-Jones interview with 88.5 WMNF’s show, “Radioactivity with Rob Lorei”

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