We’re best known for our summertime ANYTOWN program. But did you know that we transform lives at ANYTOWN and do so much more?   Race & Schools – Responding to Failure Factories: We were as concerned as you when we read the Tampa Bay Times’ series Failure Factories.We know that education and school reform is a

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We’ve just crossed the ten-year mark since Hurricane Katrina passed through New Orleans, leveling entire neighborhoods and displacing whole populations, including a disproportionate number of African-American families. Wendell Pierce, the actor best known for playing “Bunk” in The Wire who’s from New Orleans did an interview with NPR last week, reflecting on the last ten

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“Teachers were saying, ‘I don’t have the resources and training that I need,’” – from Failure Factories, Tampa Bay Times 8/14/2015   Over 90% of Pinellas County School (PCS) students who participate in our youth leadership conferences can both better recognize the impact of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination and have learned techniques for reducing prejudice.

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It’s ANYTOWN season at Community Tampa Bay. Two weeks ago, we transformed the lives of 48 youth who had the opportunity to experience a community free from all forms of discrimination – a community where their voices mattered and were heard – for one week.   Sunday, we welcome over 60 ANYTOWN delegates to our

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  “Let’s talk about these African-American teens. They sag their pants. They live in fatherless homes where the mothers don’t know who the fathers are. They drop out of school. Many of them are criminals. These black teenagers, they’re not developing empathy. Let’s talk about these problems. Let’s talk about these black teens.”   This

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