• Community Tampa Bay to Recognize Youth Among Community Leaders  at 3rd Annual Transformations Event


    On April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Maestro’s at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Community Tampa Bay will host its 3rd Annual Transformations fundraiser, recognizing leaders in diversity and inclusion with the Silver Medallion Award.

    Area students who graduated from the organization’s flagship ANYTOWN program last summer and then participated in the ANYTOWN Advocacy Academy will be recognized for their commitment to building more just and inclusive schools and communities. 

    ANYTOWN Manager, Sam Obeid, who mentored youth recipients at ANYTOWN and led them through the Advocacy Academy said, “Our teens care deeply about the discrimination they see facing various communities and are passionate and vocal about letting leaders know how they feel. At the Advocacy Academy, they were able to use what they learned at ANYTOWN and worked together to formulate tangible, pragmatic policy recommendations to tackle these issues. I’m thrilled they’re being honored with the Silver Medallion Award.” 

    Obeid, who is also an international spoken word poet, will be among performers to share their artistic talents at the event. 

    Tickets are $50 in advance through April 26 and $75 at the door. 


    Visit www.tinyurl.com/Transformations17 to register. 



    Silver Medallion Award Recipients

    Camila Romero Cherone

    Liliam Clavijo

    Manuel Jose Plazas Martinez

    Mattan Melamed

    Fredeline Pierre

    Dr. Judy Genshaft, President of the University of South Florida

    Erik Smith, Founder & CEO, Carlton Consulting, Inc. 



    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



    Maestro’s at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

    1010 N. Macinnes Place

    Tampa, FL 33602