Community Partners

Community Partners

ivory club 
The Ivory Club of Tampa Bay is an organization of African professionals. The Ivory Club of Tampa Bay has an enduring partnership with the University of South Florida and supports educatoinal programs through a scholarship and international student exchange program.

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The Black Leadership Network is a partnership based group focused on enhancing the educational and leadership opportunities of USF African American students and African American student initiatives through the support of scholarships and programmatic initiatives throughout USF and in our communities. 

Kitchen Table logoKitchen Table Literary Arts Center builds awareness, appreciation, and support for women of color and black women writers, poets, and their work. In addition to our arts education outreach across communities, we also offer creative writing retreats and beginner, intermediate, and master level writing courses exclusively for Black woman and women writers of color.

BEST logoBrain Expansions Scholastic Training (B.E.S.T.) focuses on engaging middle school and high school students in health care careers, while enhancing their academics using memory skill and chess. The program's primary goal is to ignite interest and allow exposure in science technology and health. 

Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. The Foundation's community investments are made across three impact areas: Early Childhood Educatio, the Transition Years and Postsecondary Education Success. 

Center for PAInT

The Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching is commonly referred to as PAInT. It is a state-wide resource in arts-integrated pedagogy. The Center for PAInT is an essential part of the Collaborative Strategic Planning for the Arts in Florida. PAInT Programs are aligned to the university’s Strategic Plan


AAHASP was created with a mission to preserve the rich history and genealogical heritage of African Americans in St. Petersburg, Florida, through research, restoration, preservation, commemoration, and education. AAHASP focuses on the cultural heritage of the neighborhoods, community leaders, and landmark businesses, and expands awareness and knowledge of Black St. Petersburg, tracing its evolution and progression from the presence of the first African American in 1868 through desegregation and into the Civil Rights Movement (1968).