New plan created to improve grade-level reading in Manatee County
By Anna Bryson Staff Writer There are 32 elementary schools in Manatee County and 49% of third-graders are not reading on grade level.
United Way Suncoast Welcomes Three New Board Members
Scoop United Way Suncoast is pleased to welcome three new board members – Cheri Coryea, Karen Droz and Cynthia Saunders – to the Manatee Area Board for the 2019 term.
‘Dive Into Reading’ returns for third big year and beckons volunteers
By Vin Mannix Columnist School’s out soon, but kids in our community will need extra help in a fundamental area and you can be part of a wonderful endeavor.
Tampa area officials grapple with workforce quality issues
With the results of a comprehensive comparison study against nearly 20 peers, Tampa area officials and business leaders have a core challenge: to recruit and retain talent.
Feeding Tampa Bay wants to do more than feed needy families
By Christopher O’Donnell TAMPA — A free meal from a food bank can serve as an instant boost for a family struggling to afford to be able to eat.
A look at those left behind by the economy
By Barbara Peters Smith Staff Writer Posted Feb 6, 2019 at 4:57 AM Updated Feb 6, 2019 at 7:34 AM United Way’s report on struggling households counts the cost of low wages While a humming investment environment and bubbling property values have helped restore financial stability to millions of Americans in the last decade, one sector — including many who don’t own stocks or homes […]
In a good economy, report reveals grim news for Florida families
By Christopher O’Donnell Published February 6 Updated February 6 Spending is up and unemployment down, which means Florida’s economic indicators have been heading the right way for several years.
Can service workers afford to live on the Suncoast? New report may have the answer
By Duhane Lindo|February 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM EST – Updated February 8 at 8:27 AM SARASOTA (WWSB) – A new report by the united way shows nearly half of Florida families struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing and child care.
Florida Airport Sets Up Food Bank For Unpaid TSA Agents
The federal government isn’t paying many of its workers, so others are stepping up, including an airport, nonprofit organizations and chef José Andrés.