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Ybor City Campus Community Service Board

In these challenging economical times community service and charity donations are even more important both for our community and campus.  These websites will help you get started by helping you decide what would be the best use of your time and talents:

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The following local websites and narratives are offered for your review:

Academy Prep of Tampa - A school for middle-school aged children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds in Ybor City. They are always in need of tutors, volunteers, and supplies for their students.

Crisis Center - The Crisis Center provides a wide range of services to members of the community who have emergency needs.

Dreamkeepers Emergency Grant Fund - This fun emergency scholarship fund makes it possible for HCC students to stay in school in the face of emergencies that might otherwise cause them to drop out. An emergency is defined as an unexpected situation, which demands immediate attention of the student (not an ongoing expense) that significantly interferes with the student’s ability to stay enrolled in school. Please contact the HCC Foundation to contribute. For more information about Dreamkeepers, please click here.

Feeding America -  Feeding America Tampa Bay is a local food bank that provides food to a network of 600 different charities and non-profits to feed over 750,000 food-insecure individuals in our area. Volunteers assist in sorting through perishable and non-perishable food donations, stocking and maintaining the food pantry shelves, packing bags of groceries for our neighbors in need, and helping with any special projects that may come up. We offer volunteer opportunities Monday through Saturday at the Tampa warehouse.

Heart Walk – HCC participates in the annual Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society) - Ybor City has long participated in supporting research and finding cures for this agonizing disease. Not only as members and supporters of the Ybor community but as family members and loved ones we care deeply about those affected and want to help do our part in raising support for the American Cancer Society.

Meals on Wheels - An organization that provides meals to the elderly and home-bound individuals in the community.

Metropolitan Ministries – Metropolitan Ministries assists the homeless and those at or near the poverty level.

St. Peter Claver Catholic School - A school for pre-K and elementary-school aged children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds in Ybor City. They are always in need of tutors, volunteers, and supplies for their students.

United Way – HCC promotes donations to United Way through annual campaigns and payroll deductions.

Volunteers of America of Florida  - Volunteers of America of Florida fosters life-long learning and inspires individuals to become contributing members of society. They are committed to strengthen individuals and families with programs to support independence. Volunteers are welcomed to assist with office operations, give support to a participant, and contribute to creative efforts. They welcome the time and talent of HCC faculty, staff, and students!! 

Ybor City Campus Book Fund - The Ybor Campus maintains a very small scholarship fund to help students with documented emergencies afford their textbooks and supplies.  This is a one-time award.  To qualify, students must have documentation of extenuating circumstances beyond their control and must already be registered for classes in the semester for which aid is sought.  Bear in mind that because of the limited funding available, only the most extreme cases can be served.  Please see an Academic Counselor for more information.