Tampa, Fla. – Programs of University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation), such as Prodigy® Cultural Arts and Get Moving!, as well as the Harvest Hope Park community garden, will reopen on Monday, Aug. 24. University Area CDC’s parks opened August 10.
Programs have been suspended since March, due to safety concerns regarding the coronavirus.
One of the University Area CDC’s most popular programs is Prodigy® Cultural Arts, which provides classes in all aspects of the arts to youth, as well as some classes for adults.
During the earlier shutdown of University Area CDC properties due to coronavirus, the organization developed and provided free Prodigy® virtual classes and online tutorials to help ease the burden through this uncertain time. More than 40 free video tutorials are still available online on the following topics: life skills, painting, drawing, dancing, bass guitar, the shaker and more. They are available atuacdc.org/prodigyonline.Free, live, virtual Prodigy® classes have also been available online, and some virtual classes will continue to be offered as in-person classes are re-introduced the week of August 24th.
Get Moving! free, in-person classes will resume August 24 as well; details and class offerings are available at uacdc.org/getmoving. University Area CDC has also developed numerous Get Moving! exercise videos in the areas of body sculpting, yoga, nutrition for children, dancing for senior citizens and more, free for the public, posted here: uacdc.org/getmovingonline.
Additionally, the University Area Computer Lab, now located inside the main University Area Community Center building, will re-open on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The organization’s INVEST Workforce Program, which helps area residents improve their employment opportunities at no cost to them, operates out of the Computer Lab. While closed, the program offered online professional tutorials through CustomGuide and NextJob that participants could complete remotely.
Serving the community for more than 20 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through holistic programming, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of at-risk neighborhoods in the Uptown/University area, surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visiting uacdc.org.