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Exciting New Children's Program at FICS: South Shore CARES 

Logo: Children's Board of Hillsborough County

South Shore CARES is funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County as a special community-centered initiative to create a culture of success around youth doing well in school, regular attendance and being promoted on time. Currently we are accepting new youth from the ages of 4 to 8 years old.  The program is free and open to all in the community.  We speak English, Spanish and Creole. For more information call Brunilda at 813.645.2400 or click here for a printable flyer.

Did You Know FICS Now Has TWO Locations?

Visit or call our new office in Ruskin: FICS Multicultural Family Center- South Shore CARES, 25 W. College Avenue, Ruskin FL  33570, Phone: 813.645.2400 Contact Us...

Best Multicultural Mentors - Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2011

"FICS' high-minded name doesn't quite suggest the vital gathering spot Alayne Unterberger has created for the families of Town 'N Country in an unprepossessing strip-mall storefront. But that's because the community center is only part of what the organization does..." Read more (scroll down to Best Multicultural Mentors)...

FICS is a winner!

FICS recently won best community agency banner at the 26th annual "I am Too Good for Drugs Walk & Kidfest," a celebration of living healthy, drug-free lives. Read more and see our banner!

Get the FICS Newsletter

Check out the most recent issues of our newsletter, full of updates and program information you won't want to miss! Follow the link at the bottom of the 2011 issues to forward a copy to your email so you can subscribe! Read the newsletter...

FICS is on Facebook!

Visit our Facebook page, click the "like" button to add us, and recommend us to your friends!

FICS Center Renovations

Thanks to Andrea Neeper of the LazyDays Employee Foundation, Bank of America, Maria Antonieta, Jerry Wolman, Mrs. Helene Wolman Sacks, and our landlord for donations toward renovating our center! If you would like to donate, email us --

A Nicer Tampa Bay

Teens at FICS are paying it forward to create A Nicer Tampa Bay. Read the story and watch the news video at My Fox Tampa Bay!!

Project Prevention HERO!!

Nadia Palomino has always wanted to make a difference, and that's just what she's doing as the program leader of Project Prevention.

Project Prevention HERO!!