Tampa, Fla. – The University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) has been selected for participation in the 2017 Community Investment Connections EXPO.
University Area CDC and 15 other non-profits will present their projects to traditional and non-traditional investors in community and economic development, while receiving valuable feedback from panels of expert project evaluators and recognition for the Best Project in their respective categories. University Area CDC was selected for the category of “Programs That Empower People” and will present its social enterprise project Create. Learn. Play. in a Shark Tank like format.
“Our goal is to meet and collaborate with other innovative nonprofits to help build a stronger social enterprise community where we can learn from each other,” said University Area CDC’s CEO Sarah Combs. “We are also looking forward to getting coaching and feedback on our social enterprise model to strengthen its chances of success and elevation.”
Creator development teams will attend CreatorU, a virtual university partnership between the Florida Institute of Government’s Community Real Estate Development Program (CRED), located at the University of South Florida, and FLACDC. Creators will participate in a series of webinar-based trainings on project development and story-telling and receive individualized coaching to help their projects meet the guidelines for public and private sector financing while responding to the unique challenges, assets and opportunities of their communities.
For additional information about the Expo, visit http://www.flacdc.org/ and click on 2017 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CONNECTIONS EXPO or call Terry Chelikowsky at 904.598.2669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Area CDC offers 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 University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.