AWARDS


2011 WEDU Be More Brilliant Award

FICS was named a finalist in Creative Loafing's 10, 100, 1000 challenge with a "Pay It Forward" inspired project to help make the Tampa Bay area a nicer place to live! Learn more... 


A NICER Tampa Bay 2011

FICS was named a finalist in Creative Loafing's 10, 100, 1000 challenge with a "Pay It Forward" inspired project to help make the Tampa Bay area a nicer place to live! Learn more...

2007 Healthy Hero Award for Prevention

Project Prevention won the 2007 Healthy Hero Award for Prevention from the Patel Foundation! Project Prevention is a bilingual English-Spanish program targeting multicultural youth in Town N Country between the ages of 10 and 18. Project Prevention is funded by a four-year grant from the Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention/SAMHSA to reduce and prevent HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. It is a tested, science-based program... For more information, please view the full announcement.


ACHIEVEMENTS


FICS Exceeds Standards for Charity Accountability

The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability review found that FICS exceeds standards! FICS spends 90% of total expenses on program activities, keeps fundraising and administrative costs low, and demonstrates overall financial responsibility. For more information, view the full report...


Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) Statistics

FICS Multicultural Center visitors
(since 2005)

23,340

Documented volunteer hours
(2010 only)

1,327

Client HIV tests completed

689

Patients educated on diabetes

390

Farmworkers educated through the
Vivir Mejor program (2010 only)

119

Project Prevention graduates (youth)

678

Prodigy cultural arts program students (2010-11 only)

469

Farmworker youth receiving gifts at
Three Kings Day event (2010 only)

489