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 (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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.d
Champions for Children was established in 1977 and it is guided by a voluntary Board with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. The CC builds stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through its prevention and family education programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 caseload 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 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.
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.
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 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 Network 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, 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, 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 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.
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.
PCAT's mission is to continue to offer an after-school literacy reading intervention Program in socially and economically depressed and underserved 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.
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).
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.