“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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  On December 11, 2013, Director of Programs Jessica Estevez and long time volunteer Shivani Alamo represented Community Tampa Bay at the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Celebration luncheon (HAWL) hosted by attorneys, Mamie Wise (past Anytowner), Katherine Yanes (parent of a Iliana Yanes, Anytowner 2013) and Victoria McCloskey. The HAWL organization has 250 members

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Community Tampa Bay participated in the Pinellas County District Wide High School and Middle School Literacy Conference on Friday, February 8, 2013 .  Along with the Dixie Hollins Poetry Club and their adult volunteer Liz Prisley, AmeriCorps VISTA Tom Earl helped facilitate the spoken word poetry breakout group of the conference.  Tom Earl used teambuilders

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Community Tampa Bay seeks to achieve its vision of a community free from discrimination through respect and dialogue. The second session of the Be Intentional Institute this year is a workshop to use the powerful tool of dialogue. On Saturday September 22nd, the Foundations of Dialogue training was attended by 52 ANYTOWN™ graduates and six current volunteers.  Modeling

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Community Tampa Bay staff and members of our donor Sustainer Society enjoyed a wonderful dinner and dialogue at Green Springs Bistro in September, 2012  While in town visiting Pinellas Schools, Dr. Patton agreed to share his evening with our enthusiastic group of volunteers, supporters and staff. He spoke of his first ‘awakening’ to racism as a

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F.L.Y. (Facilitating the Leadership of Youth), started off the new school year with enthusiasm and energy this month.  Seventeen Pinellas County high school students came together at our first meeting and committed to using  their leadership skills to end discrimination through youth summits.  Thirteen of the attendees are ANYTOWN™ graduates with personal goals to engage in service to their

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The Hillsborough Youth Collaborative, (HYC)  met in August to officially launch the new school year.  Formerly a youth advisory group to the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC), the team will continue to meet monthly and remain focused on youth inclusion and voice.  The CBHC recently renewed a focus on the needs of children 0-8 years old

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The Be Intentional Newsletter provides a way for Community Tampa Bay’s program staff to keep ANYTOWN™ graduates connected and engaged in the organization’s mission. The newsletters are a great example of youth adult partnerships because they are written by both ANYTOWN™ graduates and adult volunteers. This quarter’s newsletter features profiles of ANYTOWN™ 2012 graduates and

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