OUR IMPACT

Community Tampa Bay cultivates leaders who have exponential impact on our communities and the institutions that intersect our lives. We cannot know the full scope of the difference we make, but we have the research supporting the efficacy of our programs and stories from some of the many thousands of individuals who have engaged with Community Tampa Bay.

Our most immersive experience to cultivate inclusive leaders is ANYTOWN®. Since 1991, we have graduated over 5,000 ANYTOWN® delegates and volunteers in the Tampa Bay area.

Listen to delegates, parents, and volunteers talk about the impact of ANYTOWN® and read about the difference they are making as inclusive leaders.

Stories from Inclusive Leaders

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Community Tampa Bay's ANYTOWN® program is highlighted in the 2016 American Psychological Association Textbook, The Cost of Racism for People of Color:
https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317394

Studies on the efficacy of ANYTOWN® show that the program increases student knowledge of the impact, causes, and consequences of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. The academic value of the program led Pinellas County Schools to give a 1/2 credit in Social Studies to graduates of ANYTOWN®.

Research using pre- and post-evaluations for residential ANYTOWN® volunteers help demonstrate the efficacy of Community Tampa Bay training and residential ANYTOWN® service in cultivating leadership knowledge, attitudes, and skills in volunteers. University of South Florida counts the successful completion of Community Tampa Bay training and ANYTOWN® residential volunteer service as a course credit.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

ANYTOWN® presented at the United Nations in Geneva

2017 Business of Pride Honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Winner of Tampa Bay PBS Affiliate WEDU's 2017 Be More Judge's Choice Award

Recommended by National Council on Crime & Delinquency as effective in preventing behaviors that contribute to youth involvement in the juvenile justice system

Recognized by the US Department of Education for effectiveness in diversity programming