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The Florida Institute for Community Studies is.....
FICS works at the community level to identify gaps and strengths. Through our community advisers, we use those strengths to write plans and create effective programs that build resilience and keep youth out of gangs, help make people healthier, and HIV and Substance free. Our reach extends to thousands of people per year, and we have documented significant improvements in teen pregnancy reduction, violence prevention, improved community responsibility and reduced dependence on law enforcement, prisons, and healthcare systems. We estimate a conservative savings to our community of $4.89 for every dollar spent on after school programs, meaning we have saved the community $1.5 million for youth. In terms of diabetics’ outcomes, we have documented a cost-savings of $782,811 per year.
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FICS serves as a facilitator in assisting community by working across partners and groups in a way that allows youth, parents, researchers, community members, educators, and professionals to interact, exchange information and knowledge to create solutions.
The Florida Institute for Community Studies takes pride in being financially transparent. Thats why we participate in GuideStar’s transparency Program. Our gold status was once again confirmed October 2019. You can view our financial filings by clicking here.
Meet Our Executive Director
Dr. Alayne Unterberger PhD
Education: PhD Medical Anthropology, University of Florida
FICS Multicultural Center Visitors (since 2005)
Documented Volunteer Hours Per Year
Client HIV Tests Completed
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FICS is in constant need of volunteers. We are currently seeking
- Enthusiastic mentors
- Event Volunteers
- Data Entry Volunteers
- Cleaning/Maintenance Volunteers
- At Least 14 Years Old*
- Orientation Mandatory
*If Under 18, a parent must attend orientation.
Such an amazing group dedicated to supporting children and youth in Tampa areas and their families. FICS organizes a diverse group of programs and events.
For immediate release: August 5, 2019 Contact: Alayne Unterberger, email@example.com or 8134772882 Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) is Named National Partner of the Month by the US DHHS, SAMHSA, National Network to End Disparities (NNED) Tampa, FL – Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) is excited to announce that we have been named, through a competitive
That’s a wrap! 7th annual Dance Battle in the books! A big shout out and show out to the youth from FICS and Tampa 1 Prodigy as well as all the staff and partners who help make this happen! Congrats to all of the winners and those who took a chance to compete. Until next
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