Links to Community Partners
Please contact us if you would like your organization added to this page: CommunityEngagement@usf.edu
African People's Education and Defense Fund
African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) is a non-profit organization motivated to strive to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development faced by the African community.
All Nations Outreach Center
All Nations Outreach Center (ANOC) is a group of diverse believers from various races, countries, and denominations who work together to celebrate grace in community to bring others together. ANOC is faithfully committed to good stewardship and integrity in the management of the resources God has provided.
Alpha House of Tampa
The Alpha House of Tampa is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to serve pregnant women in crisis and their families. Their mission is to empower pregnant and parenting women in crisis to realize their ability to break the cycles of poverty and abuse and create promising lives.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Red Cross
Founded just three years ago, USF's American Red Cross Club on the Tampa campus club boasts more than 1,100 members and is the university's fastest-growing student organization. They have responded to hundreds of single-family fires in the Tampa Bay area, comforting adults, children and seniors who have been rendered homeless and providing emergency aid in their first hours of need.
Bakas Equestrian Center
The Bakas Equestrian Center is a non-profit organization was formed during the planning stages of Bakas to specifically assist with the Hillsborough County Therapeutic Recreation program. They offer horseback riding to children and adults and specialize in those with disabilities.
Bay Area Youth Services
BAYS is partnering with the Home Builder's Institute to offer an industry sponsored mentoring program for teenagers, aged 16-18, seeking career guidance, job attainment and retention. The Construction Coaching Opportunities to Reach Employment (C-CORE) mentoring is unique in that it matches youth who are participating in residential construction training programs or interested in the field with mentors from the industry.
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry began in 1976 when a small group of Cumberland Presbyterians rented a tiny house in Ruskin, Florida and began holding Spanish-language church services for migrant farmworkers. The Ministry serves the nearby rural population. It operates under a covenant among its governing bodies, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Tampa Bay and Peace River Presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay work to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. A simple but powerful mission which serves as the foundation to serve children from all walks of life.
Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay
The Boys & Girls Clubs believe every child has the potential to be great. In support of this strong conviction, Clubs strive to build driven and independent adults. The Boys & Girls Club family – a community of staff, volunteers, parents, youth and supporters – work together to create a positive place, full of hope and opportunity, for every child.
1307 North MacDill Avenue Tampa, Florida 33607; (813) 875-5771; www.bgctampa.org
Carrollwood Care Center
The Carrollwood Care Center has been serving Hillsborough County for over 20 years. For those residents who can no longer be on their own and need long term care they offer general nursing and restorative services in a warm and home like environment.
15002 Hutchison Road Tampa, FL 33625; (813) 960-1969; www.carrollwoodcarecenter.com
CDC of Tampa
The Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa, Inc.) formerly Lee Davis Neighborhood Development Corporation) was incorporated in 1992 for the purpose of alleviating, poverty and physical deterioration in Hillsborough County's East Tampa community.
1907 E. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33610; (813) 231-4362; www.cdcoftampa.org
Child Abuse Council
The Child Abuse Council, Inc. (CAC) was established in 1977 and it is guided by a voluntary Board with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. The CAC builds stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through its prevention and family education programs.
3108 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609; (813) 673-4646; www.childabusecouncil.com
Community Stepping Stones
The Community Stepping Stones is concerned with the quality of life in neighborhoods. They are dedicated to providing education, mentoring children and adolescents, enhancing the community economics, and enriching the quality of life in the community.
1101 E. River Cove St., Tampa, FL 33604; (813) 932-1950; www.communitysteppingstones.org
Community Tampa Bay
The mission of Community Tampa Bay is to promote dialogue and respect among all cultures, religions and races by cultivating leaders to change communities. Based in Florida, they work with individuals, groups and organizations to create an inclusive society strengthened and empowered by its diversity.
9535 International Ct N St. Petersburg, FL 33716; (727) 568-9333; www.communitytampabay.org
Day Star Life, Inc.
The Daystar Life Center was founded in 1982 as a small parish ministry of "people helping people". The Center's purpose is to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families, most of whom are living below the federal poverty level.
226 Sixth Street South St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-4661; (727) 825-0442; www.daystarlife.com
Devereux changes lives and nurtures human potential. They inspire hope, ensure well-being and promote meaningful life choices. Their mission is achieved through a wide range of services and supports for individuals and their families.
5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Suite 400 Orlando, Florida 32822 ; (407) 362-9210; http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServerDevereux
Everyday Blessings, Inc
Everyday Blessings, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization serving foster care children (newborn through 17 years of age) who have been removed from their homes due to physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, abandonment or neglect. Everyday Blessings, Inc. cares for up to 36 children while they await permanent placement.
13129 Saint Francis Ln Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 982-9226; www.everydayblessingsinc.org
Fairway Oaks Center
Fairway Oaks Center, of Tampa, Florida accepts patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Fairway Oaks Center is a senior housing facility that provides Nursing Care services to seniors.
13806 North 46th Street, Tampa, FL 33613; (813) 977-4214
Feeding America Tampa Bay
Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, consisting of a network of more than 200 food banks. With the help of fellow food banks, they have the ability to leverage food donor relationships and effectively transport food to feed hungry Americans.
4702 Transport Drive Building 6 Tampa, FL 33605; (813) 254-1190 ext. 200; www.feedingamericatampabay.org
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc./ GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program
Goodwill-Suncoast helps thousands of people overcome a variety of barriers to employment through employment programs, five subsidized apartment buildings, work activities centers for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as rehabilitative community corrections facilities. Their mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.
10596 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33702; (727) 523-1512; www.goodwill-suncoast.org
Guardian ad Litem-Hillsborough County
The State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is a network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide a strong voice in court and positive systemic change on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children.
700 E. Twiggs St., Suite 750 Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough; (813) 272-5110; www.guardianadlitem.org
Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County
Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco works in partnership with God and people everywhere - from all walks of life - to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent homes in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended.
14206 Us Highway 98 Bypass Dade City, FL 33523; (352) 567-1444; www.ephabitat.org
Hands on Tampa Bay
HandsOn Tampa Bay (HOT) is Tampa Bay's premier platform for volunteering and community service. Brought to you by United Way of Tampa Bay, HOT helps build a strong, caring community by mobilizing volunteers to engage in meaningful service projects across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County
The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County is responsible for advancing the community-developed plans - "Places for People," the Tampa/Hillsborough 10-year plan to end homelessness and the Tampa-Hillsborough Citizens Task Force on Homelessness - to help our homeless neighbors.
2105 North Nebraska Avenue Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 223-6115; www.homelessofhc.org
It's All About the Kids
The organization strives to provide children with a strong foundation for the future by developing their confidence, self-respect, leadership skills and integrity. Each It's All About Kids program is guided by a simple, yet powerful, concept: It's Better to Prepare a Life than to Repair a Life.
12520 Tinsley Terrace Dr #2105 Tampa, FL 33646; (813) 269-4402; www.itsallaboutkids.org
Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful
KHCB is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1992 by a group of concerned residents who saw that litter was becoming a problem in their community through lack of community pride, limited knowledge of disposal options and urban growth. Their mission is to create an awareness of litter prevention, beautification and recycling through our education programs, community presentations and cleanups countywide.
10014 N. Dale Mabry Highway,Ste 101 Tampa, FL 33618; (813) 960-5121; www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org
Metropolitan Ministries faithfully reaches out to poor, hungry and homeless men, women and children in their time of need — providing life-changing answers. Within their care, people find food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services but more importantly they find compassion and hope – hope for a brighter day and future.
2002 N Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 209-1000; www.metromin.org
Musuem of Science and Industry
MOSI is a non-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge and understanding of science, industry and technology. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.
4801 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33617; (813) 987-6000; www.mosi.org
Peace Corps Ambassadors at USF
Peace Corps Ambassadors at USF seeks to promote the mission statement of Peace Corps at the University of South Florida and the satellite branches, as well as throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area. The goals of the Peace Corps are to promote peace and stability through education and training; foster understanding of other peoples among Americans; and enhance other peoples' understanding of Americans.
Quest inspires and empowers Central Floridians with disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to learn, live, work and play. Through Quest's comprehensive family of services, children and adults imagine and achieve their full capabilities.
1404 Tech Blvd. Tampa, FL 33619; (813) 630-4710; www.questinc.org
Refugee Youth and Family Program – Florida Center for Survivors of Torture
Beginning with one social worker and a secretary in a small office, Gulf Coast now employs over 370 case managers agency-wide and boasts a point-in-time case load of more than 6,000 individuals. Their mission is to provide essential human services to individuals and families in times of need.
Seniors in Service
Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc. manages volunteers to meet the challenges of the community with services that offer mentoring, tutoring and companionship. Incorporated in Hillsborough County in 1984 was created to engage retirees in this community for the benefit of those in need as well as their own fulfillment.
1306 West Sligh Avenue Tampa, FL 33604; (813) 932-5228; www.seniorsinservice.org
Shriners Hospital for Children – Tampa
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa is a 60-bed pediatric hospital, research and teaching center providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopaedic conditions. They provide quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
12502 Usf Pine Drive Tampa, FL 33612; (813) 975-7130; www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Sulphur Springs Museum
The museum was the vision of three individuals [Joseph Robinson, Norma Robinson, and Linda Hope] who in 2006 looked to enrich the lives of its residence with the history of the community. The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center has been created "to celebrate and preserve the history of Sulphur Springs a community that help Tampa's growth."
Tampa Bay Beautification (founded in 1989) and Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful (founded in 1992) have recently merged to form Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Building on the success of these two nonprofits, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful continues to have a huge impact in our community.
401 E Jackson St # 1825, Tampa, FL 33602-5841; (813) 221-8733; www.keeptampabaybeautiful.org
Tampa Bay HEAT
Tampa Bay HEAT is a non-profit, Christian organization, but not a ministry of a specific church. They provide an opportunity for homeschooled students to play on a competitive team comprised entirely of homeschooled kids in a Christ-centered environment.
Tampa Heights is a beautiful community; it is a picturesque neighborhood where stately oak trees, brick streets, and dedicated residents create a small-town feeling. The convenience of being close to downtown and Ybor City, as well as easy access to both I-4 and I-275, affords Tampa Heights a uniquely central location.
The Children's Home, Inc
The Children's Home is a place where children learn to smile and families learn to flourish! It is not one individual program that makes them successful, but the combination of all services that make their care to children and families complete.
The Moses House
The Moses House, Inc. is a community-based not-for-profit organization that uses art-based learning and creative expression, social and cultural activism, social justice education, and participatory action research to improve the quality of life for children and youth living in situations of risk in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa, Florida.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the love of God, and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Learning Academy at USF
The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment. The Learning Academy provides services, supports and experiential opportunities that develop and enhance each student's independence in meeting personal career goals. Our students engage in self-discovery and career exploration through real-life experiences such as internships and peer mentoring which allows generalization of learned skills.
The YMCA believes in lasting personal and social change by working together and investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors. They open their doors to whoever needs a place to go to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
110 E. Oak Avenue Tampa, FL 33602 ; 813-224-9622 ; www.tampaymca.org
TrainUp.com was conceived to address the challenge of finding quality, convenient career training quickly.Their powerful data management technology enables people to search quickly on a variety of criteria to find the training program best suited for their needs.
5760 Legacy Dr Suite B3-382 Plano, TX 75024; (866) 540-9677; www.trainup.com
University Community Health
Adventist Health System has been a health care leader in Florida for more than 100 years. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation.
5101 E Busch Blvd # 11 Tampa, FL 33617; (813) 830-6236; www.elevatinghealthcare.org
University Community Ministries, Inc. / PCAT Family Literacy Program
PCAT's mission is to continue to offer an after-school literacy reading intervention Program in socially and economically depressed and undeserved areas of Hillsborough County. The Program will continue to service first and second grade children who have been identified by school officials as reading below a desired reading level and displays low academic achievement.
10948 Central Ave Tampa FL 33682; (813) 930-2088; www.universitycommunityministries.org
The Upward Bound Program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound at USF serves high school students from low-income families and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree (first-generation college students).
Ybor City Museum
The Ybor City Museum Society and Ybor City Museum State Park provides an opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of Ybor City, one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. The Ybor City Museum Society is committed to its mission to preserve, promote and celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City.