Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County 2012 Kick-Off @ HCC Dale Mabry
The Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County Kick Off featured keynote speaker Alex Sink, former State of Florida Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Sink has long championed financial education and other resources that help Florida families keep more of the money they earn. She focused on the importance of providing reliable financial education and support services to working families and others challenged by the current economic downturn. Dr. Ken Atwater, President of Hillsborough Community College, was also a part of the morning program, in addition to other community partners. Hillsborough Community College is a key partner with United Way in providing tax prep locations and volunteers to assist in the massive regional effort.
The SIFE Club (Students in Free Enterprise) at the Dale Mabry Campus hosted the launching of the Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County. Sponsor Linda Terrago shared the commitment that HCC students have to the community and how their skills are a great resource to those that are in need. HCC Students help with tax preparation and filing together with students from the University of Tampa and United Way volunteers. SIFE club provides funds for printing in the computer labs where HCC hosts tax preparation events. For more details and schedule of what SIFE is doing at HCC, check out: http://www.hccfl.edu/current-students/sife.aspx