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Empowering Black Futures

Fifth Third Bank’s Neighborhood Investment

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Fifth Third and Enterprise Community Partners established the Empowering Black Futures Neighborhood Program to support revitalization in nine neighborhoods across the Bank’s footprint, including East Tampa. This program will focus on the partnership with CDC of Tampa and other cross-sector collaborations.

 

CDC of Tampa was chosen for this partnership based on our ability to meet specific criteria, including partnering with the neighborhood’s Black residents, existing civic infrastructure in the neighborhood and our capability to manage equitable investment and wealth-building opportunities. Funds will support the economic mobility of Black low to moderate-income residents in East Tampa and cultivate investments and resources from additional stakeholders.  

Solita’s House, Inc. is a non-profit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 2006. Initially, the founders wanted to ensure that all people interested in becoming homeowners receive the essential education, counseling and knowledge they needed to secure and maintain homeownership. Solita’s House is also focused on immersing people in the “basics” of being economically educated so that they can achieve financial wealth in all areas of their lives.

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The HEA provides complete housing services to residents throughout Central Florida who want to purchase a home or who are seeking foreclosure prevention services. The staff of HEA has over 100 years of combined experience in the fields of real estate, mortgages, counseling, economic development, and business.

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Our focus is to encourage the redevelopment of unused, or underutilized commercial & industrial sites in East Tampa, through alternate funding sources and economic incentives.

 

CRA Façade Improvement Program provides property owners with a financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs).

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The Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County, operating as part of Hillsborough County Economic Development, serves entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the County and across all industries through confidential no-cost consulting and professional training. Whether starting, buying, growing, or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County team has the expertise, experience, and resources to complement the vision and passion of Hillsborough County's businesses.

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BBIF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), private non-profit loan fund that specializes in providing loans and financial technical assistance services to Black, minority & underserved small businesses throughout Florida.

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We are a local investment organization dedicated to providing business and funding opportunities for the long-term growth and success of small businesses in the Tampa Bay Community.
 

The Tampa Bay BBIC provides services to small business such as underwriting, analysis of business and personal financial statements, site visits, technical assistance – services that may not be cost effective for banks.

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We actively challenge organizations and individuals to view their community through a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens and deliver innovation solutions that live on in perpetuity.

- DE&I Program Development and Expansion

- Supplier Diversity & Procurement Process Evaluation

- Corporate Engagement & Community Outreach

- Current DE&I Program Expansion

- Diverse Vendor Identification

- Keynote Speaker Engagements

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Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County builds and repairs homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent affordable, housing.  Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International – a global housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE’s educational aim is to train, guide, and help motivate its students to effectively make their way into a challenging and rewarding career. In addition to helping them acquire the necessary technical knowledge and skills, the Institute also places great emphasis on the student’s personal development. TAMPA VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE’s final objective is to assist all students secure employment within 6 months of graduation.

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CDC of Tampa’s Industry Sector Roundtables:

  • ​Serve as a foundational resource for key industries

  • Establish sustainable impact

  • Create and support the needs for a growing pipeline of talent for in-demand jobs in the region.

 

CDC of Tampa’s Affordable Housing Options:

  • Provide single-family & multi-family housing

  • From new construction to rehabilitation, CDC of Tampa is working to help your family start the journey to generational wealth through housing.

Calendar of Events

Empowering Black Futures/ Nehemiah Legacy Project

2023 Calendar of Events

January 2023

Workforce Development     

TVI Orientation Dates: January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023     

TVI Soft Skills Training: January 9-11, 2023 & January 23-25, 2023     

 

Business Development

BBIC CATCH Commercial Graduation

SBDC Learning your Business: January 10, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm     

 

Homebuyer Development     

HEA Training: January 18-20, 2023     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: January 14, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: January 19, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: January 21, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP (CDC Main Office)

Wisdom Wednesday/Partner Resources 6:00pm – 7:30pm

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business Networking 5:30pm to 7:00pm

 

February 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23         

TVI Soft Skills Training: February 6-8 & February 20-23     

TVI Skilled Training: Introduction to Construction: February 20-23, 2023     

City of Tampa: Youth Hiring for Summer Employment

 

Business Development     

BBIC CATCH Commercial Graduation

SBDC Small Business Idea Camp- February 2-28, 2023

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: February 15-17, 2023

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: February 9, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: February 11, 2023 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: February 25, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP (CDC Main Office)       

Wisdom Wednesday/Black History – Celebrating Black Businesses-Past, Present & Future February 22, 2023 6:00pm – 7:30pm

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/Boss Lady Marketing Moves: February 28, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Wealth Management

George Edgecomb Bar Association-Webinar and in-person viewing: February 11, 2023, 11am-12pm

March 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30     

TVI Soft Skills Training: March 6-8 & March 20-23     

TVI Skilled Training: A.C.E/CSTB Partnership: March 6-8, 2023     

City of Tampa: Youth Hiring for Summer Employment

 

Business Development      

BBIC CATCH Commercial Graduation

SBDC Personal and Business Credit: March 15, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm     

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: March 6, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: March 8-10, 2023          

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: March 9, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: March 11, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: March 25, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/Business Etiquette Do’s & Don’ts: March  28, 2023 – 5:30pm-7:00pm

 

Wealth Management

George Edgecomb Bar Association-Wills and Trusts: NFL YET Center: March 4, 2023, 10am-3pm

April 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27     

TVI Soft Skills Training: April 10-11 & April 24-25     

TVI Skilled Training: Nursing Assistant Orientation: April 24-25, 2023

 

Business Development   

BBIC CATCH Commercial Graduation  

SBDC Business Plan Series: April 3-May 8, 2023

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: April 3, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: April 19-21, 2023

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: April 27, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: April 29, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: April 22, 2023 (virtual)

CDC Real Estate Panel: Fair Housing: April 11, 2023

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)April 25, 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

May 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: May 4, 11, 18, 25     

TVI Soft Skills Training: May 8-10 & May 22-23     

TVI Skilled Training: Introduction to Construction: May 22-24, 2023

 

Business Development     

BBIC CATCH Commercial Graduation

SBDC Banking and Financing: May 16, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: May 1, 2023- 12:00 pm                   

Food Truck Fair- TBD    

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: May 17-19, 2023

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: May 11, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: May 13, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: May 27, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/ Topic TBD: May 23, 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm

June 2023

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: June 8, 15, 22, 29     

TVI Soft Skills Training: June 12-14 & June 26-28     

TVI Skilled Training: Nursing Assistant Orientation: June 12-14, 2023     

City of Tampa/CDC of Tampa: Summer Youth Employment: June 12- August 4, 2023

 

Business Development     

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: June 5, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: June 21-23, 2023     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: June 8, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm     

Solita’s House Financial Capability Workshop: June 10, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: June 24, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)June 27, 2023

 

Wealth Management

George Edgecomb Bar Association-Wills and Trusts: Date/Location TBD

 

July 2023

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: July 6, 13, 20, 27     

TVI Soft Skills Training: July 10-12 & July 24-26     

TVI Skilled Training: Introduction to Construction: July 24-26, 2023     

City of Tampa/CDC of Tampa: Summer Youth Employment: June 12- August 4, 2023

 

Business Development     

SBDC Starting Your Business: July 11, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm     

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: July 10, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: July 19-23, 2023

Solita’s House Financially Intelligent Teen Summer Camp: July 17-28, 2023: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm     

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: July 29, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs): July 25, 2023

 

August 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: August 3, 10, 17, 24     

TVI Soft Skills Training: August 7-9 & August 21-23     

City of Tampa/CDC of Tampa: Summer Youth Employment: June 12- August 4, 2023

 

Business Development     

SBDC Small Business Idea Camp: August 3-29, 2023

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: August 7, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: August 16-18, 2023

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: August 26, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)August 29, 2023

 

September 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: September 7, 14, 21, 28     

TVI Soft Skills Training: September 11-13 & September 25-27     

 

Business Development     

SBDC Business Plan Series: September 25 – October 30, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm     

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: September 4, 2023- 12:00 pm               

Empowering Black Futures Week: TBD

 

Homebuyer Development

HEA Training: September 21-23, 2023

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: September 20, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)September 26, 2023

 

October 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: October 5, 12, 19, 26     

TVI Soft Skills Training: October 9-11 & October 23-23     

TVI Skilled Training: EPA Training: October 9 -11 & October 23-25, 2023

 

Business Development

SBDC Business Plan Series: September 25 – October 30, 2023- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: October 2, 2023- 12:00 pm

 

Homebuyer Development

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: October 21, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/Business Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them: October 31, 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

November 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation: November 9, 16, 23, 30     

TVI Soft Skills Training: November 13-15 & November 27-29     

 

Business Development     

SBDC Banking and Financing: November 14, 2023- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: November 6, 2023 12:00 pm    

 

Homebuyer Development

Solita’s House Homebuyer’s Workshop: November 18, 2023 (virtual)

 

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/Gratitude (Client): November 28, 2023 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

December 2023

 

Workforce Development

TVI Orientation Dates: December 7 & 14     

TVI Soft Skills Training: December 11-13     

 

Business Development

CDC of Tampa: Impact Monday’s: December 4, 2023- 12:00 pm

CDC/NLP(CDC Main Office)     

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs)/Coping with Holiday Stress: December 19, 2023 5:30pm – 7:00pm  

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