“It is partners like Bank of America who really understand what it takes to change a community and through their foundation they continue to support the operational costs of the University Area CDC in a BIG way,” said Sarah Combs, University Area CDC executive director and CEO. “This $35,000 grant will allow the UACDC to continue to do the wonderful programs and services in the community, knowing that the operational expenses are covered.”
This grant will allow UACDC to continue to provide, to the neighborhoods it serves, an array of services including affordable housing, financial stability, youth summer camps, a community garden, the STEPS for Success Program (serving 400 individuals for up to three years), the Harvest Hope Park, and Get Moving, a health and wellness program.
“Our philanthropic investments focus on strengthening the economic health of communities,” said Bill Goede, Tampa Bay president, Bank of America. “From our business to our volunteerism, we’re always looking to support affordable housing, neighborhood preservation, and community revitalization initiatives. University Area CDC continues to be a leader in revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood and we are proud to be able to support their efforts.”
Located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa, 33613, the University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org.