Lutz, Fla. (August 28, 2017) – For the Girls International (FTGI) is pleased to announce their selection to participate in the 2017 Community Investment Connections EXPO this fall. Hosted by the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations, Inc. (FLACDC), 16 Florida nonprofits will present actual community and economic development projects to potential funders.
The select group of nonprofits will develop and present their projects for one of the following categories:
Programs That Empower People
FTGI and the other development teams, which are called Creators, will attend the virtual university, CreatorU, thanks to the support of the University of Florida’s Community Real Estate Development Program (CRED). Creators will participate in a series of webinar-based trainings on project development and story-telling. In addition, they will 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.
Creators also will participate in regional story-telling practice sessions and present to investors at the Community Investment Connections EXPO, receiving valuable feedback from panels of expert project evaluators and recognition for the Best Project in each respective category.
According to Tracey Metzger, executive director of FTGI, “We look forward to the process as a Creator to further develop our project which is a self development curriculum for middle and high school girls. The aim of the curriculum is to teach the girls about their identity, courage and purpose.” Metzger goes on to state that they, “also, appreciate the opportunity to gain useful feedback from potential funders.”
The Community Investment Connections EXPO will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, October 30 through November 1, 2017.
To learn more about For the Girls International, visit www.ftgi.org, call 1-877-770-3844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Community Investment Connections EXPO visit www.flacdc.org and click on 2017 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CONNECTIONS EXPO. You may also call Terry Chelikowsky, executive director of FLACDC, at 904-598-2669 or email email@example.com.
About For the Girls International
For the Girls International is a nonprofit women’s organization whose mission is to facilitate growth, personal development, and leadership in women and girls; FTGI offers workshops, seminars, coaching, and inspirational events to accomplish this mission.
About the Florida Alliance of CDCs
The Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations is a statewide member-driven association of nonprofit community based development organizations, other community-focused entities, and their partners and stakeholders dedicated to strengthening Florida’s communities. The wide range of programs offered by our members increase opportunities for low-to-moderate income populations in housing, employment, arts/culture, business development, financial education, foreclosure prevention, health/wellness, homeownership and job/workforce development.
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Contact: Jayde Gray, Program Director
For the Girls International
16541 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 111
Lutz, FL 34654