Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.

Next Upcoming Event:

ReadingPals Orientation

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1:00 – 3:00 PM
United Way Suncoast Tampa Office
5201 W Kennedy Blvd #600, Tampa, FL 33609

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

As a ReadingPal volunteer, you will:

  • Commit to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

There are 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For more information and to submit interest in becoming a ReadingPal, contact Nicole Brown at or 813-274-0998.

August 2019

Success Doesn’t Happen Alone

Join a community of hard-working young leaders who want to succeed in their goals and work together to build connections, knowledge, and professional skills.

Our upcoming session – Success Doesn’t Happen Alone – focuses on success and career goals. Whether you are driving hard toward your goals or not quite sure where your focus should be, this session is for you.


  • Kevin M. Schmid, leadership coach specializing in career coaching, work/life integration, building individual capacity for peak performance, dealing with your inner critic/judge, having difficult conversations, and building emotional intelligence.
  • Vikki Dingman, career consultant in executive coaching, operations, human resources, and talent acquisition and development in several industries.
  • Christy Rolland, tax partner at EY and mentor who provides state and local tax advisory services to companies in a variety of industries.

Topics include:

  • Strategies for asking for a raise or promotion
  • Getting experience for the role you want, when your current role doesn’t provide the opportunity
  • Strategies for building and nurturing an effective professional network
  • Finding a mentor, advocate, or sponsor and what to expect from that relationship
  • Making work-life balance possible while trying to achieve success

Join us for lunch, networking with other professionals, and engaging conversations to build your professional skills.

The Leadership Development Series is hosted by the United Way Suncoast Young Leaders’ Society (YLS).


YLS Members: $22
Non-members: $32
Click here to REGISTER. Be sure to share the Leadership series flyer with your friends, family and coworkers.

*YLS Members invest $500 or more annually in United Way Suncoast programs to fund education and financial stability initiatives to ensure every person in our community has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. For more information on YLS or the Leadership Development Series, email