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USF Recognized as #1 in Florida and #6 in Nation for Black Student Success

August 22, 2017 - 

New report analyzes nearly 700 institutions nationally, highlights USF's achievements

TAMPA, Fla. (March 1, 2017) -- The University of South Florida (USF) has been recognized as a top-performing university — number one in the state of Florida and sixth in the nation — for eliminating the completion gap between black and white students, according to a report released today by The Education Trust, “A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top – and Bottom – Performing Institutions.” Click here to read more.

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Sunday Conversation: Computer Mentors founder and executive Ralph Smith

August 18, 2017 - The first computer language Ralph Smith ever learned was Fortran. He didn't like it. Undeterred, the budding programmer next studied COBOL and his life changed. "I fell in love with programming," he said. At that time, in the late 1980s, African-Americans were underrepresented in the tech industry. Click here to learn more.

Category: Business

Habitat

With $1.5 million, Habitat Pinellas hopes to make a difference in south St. Pete

August 18, 2017

This year, the nonprofit is investing $1.5 million in south St. Petersburg, making this investment, according to the organization, “the largest home construction boost the area has seen in over ten years.” That kind of support is much needed in a community plagued with poverty and all that comes with it. Jordan Park, which is just west of the intersection of 22nd Street and Ninth Avenue South, is a public housing project built between 1939 and 1942. It languished but was rebuilt in 2002 — but currently it is infested with abandoned properties, which themselves are reportedly infested with vermin. Click here to learn more. Visit https://www.habitatpinellas.org for more information. 

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Events

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Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program Helps Small Businesses

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Location: The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. Tampa FL 33606

Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. This class focuses on the benefits of this program. It also covers the eligibility requirements necessary to participate in the program which helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting. Cost:  FREE (Advance Registration Required - www.womensbusinesscentre.org) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the webinar link. 

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Pinellas County Urban League Presents: Fuel For The Soul

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Location: Taste of Gourmet Cafe 4195 54th Ave N suite E, St. Petersburg, FL

For two hours, we'll celebrate positive life changes. Join the community for a cooking class on how to create flavorful remixes to your favorite comfort foods.  Music, games, and free swag keep the party rolling.  We'll even give you a recipe and bag of ingredients to take home and prepare in your own kitchen! Space is limited RSVP today!

Category: Health Events

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Fuel For The Soul

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Location: Taste of Gourmet Cafe 4195 54th Ave N suite E, St. Petersburg, FL

Contact: Pinellas County Urban League | email: communications@pculyp.org | website: www.pculyp.org/FUELFORTHESOUL

Let us show you new ways to enjoy the food you love to eat and share with your family and friends. With a few small changes, you can eat healthier and live your best life. For two hours, we'll celebrate positive life changes. Join us for a cooking class on how to create flavorful remixes to your favorite comfort foods. Music, games, and free swag keep the party rolling. We'll even give you a recipe and bag of ingredients to take home and prepare in your own kitchen! Chef Kevin Harris will be mixing and chopping our menu to create healthy upgrades to our favorite dishes. For Chef Kevin, food is more of a passion than a profession. Click here for more information.

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