Hillsborough Community College Student Videographers Gain Hands-on Experience
October 19, 2017, Tampa, FL – The Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations, Inc. (FLACDC) is pleased to announce the 2017 Community Investment Connections EXPO. This innovative event will provide a venue for ten Florida nonprofits to present actual community and economic development projects to potential funders. Banking partners, foundations, community loan fund organizations, and private donors will have the opportunity to listen to and rate the pitches.
The Expo will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, October 30 through November 1, 2017 and the nonprofit organizations (which we call Creators) will present projects in Housing Development, Economic Development and Programs That Empower People. Thanks to a partnership with Hillsborough Community College, student videographers will record, edit and provide videos for Creators to learn from their presentations.
The nonprofit Creators and their projects include:
Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Assn.: A single-family, energy efficient homeownership rehabilitation and infill project for low-income persons with financial literacy, family counseling and other support services.
Neighborhood Renaissance: 36-quality built, energy efficient rental homes for low- to moderate-income persons located in a designated Urban Redevelopment Area with access to good schools, shopping, community services & transportation.
Enterprising Latinas: A transit system designed to provide reliable transportation for lower-income persons in an isolated rural community that will provide jobs and opportunities for area residents.
Greater Ocala CDC: The development of an educational center and business incubator that will offer resources and services designed to help improve the quality of life of lower-income area residents and provide incubator services to start-up businesses with the potential to provide employment and positive social impact.
Lee County Housing Development Corp.: The development of a centrally located, transit accessible community center designed to provide one-stop services for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness and very-low and low-income residents, transforming the way in which services are delivered.
Neighborhood Renaissance: Building upon a long-established art community by adding 8 newly constructed live/work artist spaces targeting low- to moderate-income households and the inclusion of a 2,400-sq. ft. commercial building to support the development of arts related businesses.
NW Florida Collaborative: The Creation of a statewide Individual Development Account program (matched savings accounts) in a dozen locations across the state that assists lower-income persons to save to acquire economic assets, including first-time homeownership, business start-up or post-secondary education.
Programs that Empower People
CDC of Tampa: An economic opportunity center based on a national model that provides services to at-risk persons in asset building, employment, financial capability, income supports, job skills and education through the cooperation of 18 service providers in a major metropolitan area.
Housing & Education Alliance: The reproduction of an existing and tested EDUtainment, on-demand, on-line homebuyer curriculum using cartoons, games and videos on its own e-commerce/e-learning platform in both English and Spanish to prepare people for homeownership and prevent foreclosure.
University Area CDC: A social enterprise project integrating fee-based visual and performing arts into interactive learning and social engagement transforming youth and families in underserved communities.
To register, volunteer or become a donor for the 2017 Community Investment Connections EXPO, visit www.flacdc.org and click on EXPO Hub. You may also call Terry Chelikowsky at 904.598.2669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.