RESOURCE CENTER AT NORTH GREENWOOD

Our North Greenwood Resource Center will reopen with limited hours beginning July 7, 2020. The resource center will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Available services include:

  • Job Searches
  • Resume Building
  • Computer Access
  • Fax and Copies
  • Notary

Additionally, food distribution will continue every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, 400 frozen meals are distributed each week (2 to 3 per person) on a first come, first served basis. 

In accordance with local ordinances and for the safety of neighbors and our resource center employees, all who visit will be required to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be available for those who don’t have their own.

Additional help is available through our Coronavirus Assistance Center, with resources and links to unemployment benefits, free tax help, food banks and meals for students, small business loans and much more. For urgent situations, please call 2-1-1.

OPERATION GRADUATE

Operation Graduate, in Clearwater’s North Greenwood neighborhood, is a partnership between United Way Suncoast, the Clearwater Police Department, Pinellas County School District, and St. Petersburg College. The focus of Operation Graduate is on-time high school graduation. The program targets two groups of students. One takes credit recovery classes so they can graduate with their peers; the other group is introduced to college and work experiences.

OPERATION GRADUATE OBJECTIVES

To increase the number of youth with on-time graduation.

To introduce college and work experiences to youth. One hundred percent of dual enrollment students passed the college experience component of the project.

To develop life skills among youth.

To provide youth and families with service referrals and interventions.

PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED

Pinellas County School District

Provides educational opportunities through Credit Recovery and Dual Enrollment.

St. Petersburg College

Provides college courses and college experience for teens through Dual Enrollment.

Clearwater Police Department

Provides partnership through facility usage, recruitment, mentorship, and program implementation and funding.

Clearwater Parks and Recreation

Provides recreational scholarship for teens at North Greenwood Aquatic Center.

STRATEGY OUTCOMES

Strategy 1: To champion the development of children and youth in North Greenwood in recognition of the role they will play in preparing for their future and assuring the continuing viability of the community.

Strategy 2: To improve the economic development of North Greenwood in terms of its human and physical resources.

Strategy 3: To implement strategies that recognize education as a lifelong pursuit that benefits both the individual and the North Greenwood neighborhood.

Strategy 4: To leverage North Greenwood’s existing strong leadership and develop future leaders by investing in their continuing development, including an emphasis on collaboration and cooperation for the good of the community.