Tampa, Fla. – Thousands of residents of all ages in the Uptown/University Area will benefit from a generous grant awarded this month to University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) by United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
“On behalf of Uptown/University Area residents and University Area CDC, we are extremely appreciative to receive this grant award from USAA,” said Jaree Ervin, University Area CDC chief development officer. “USAA’s commitment to positively impact employment, education and economic disparities while creating more diverse pathways for African Americans and Hispanics is a collaborative effort that we look forward to being a part of. This funding will make a significant difference in our ability to serve the families and individuals in this community.”
USAA is committed to improving the Uptown/University Area by supporting these important University Area CDC programs and initiatives:
· Harvest Hope Park
· Wellness U
· University Area Leaders Collective
· INVEST Workforce program
· Block-by-Block program
· The Hangout
· UACDC Partners Coalition
· Paint the Town 2021
“We are proud to be able to support the important and impactful work that the University Area CDC is doing in our community,” said Keith O’Malley, director of regional site management at USAA. “We look forward to seeing how these programs help to create opportunities for many in our local neighborhoods.”
The Uptown/University Area is comprised of neighborhoods utilizing the zip codes 33612 and 33613.
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.