What a week at FICS in TNC! #Summer4Success this year is focusing on STE(A)M through the Cultures Project. So far we have visited Cuba, Japan and France. This week FRANCE visited us in the form of @alexandra Jasmin Paris Hair The New Look. We examined the burning and restoration of Notre Dam cathedral, fashion and history with
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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
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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.
Wimauma kids today got their first taste of Photography and Mr Pierre, who apparently is my brother because we look alike. Well I cannot wait to see these shots because they took to photography like hungry people do to a barbecue! Thanks Prodigy Cultural Arts Program. The global local is alive and well.
We have launched another new partnership to strengthen our communities with GTE Federal Credit Union for #ParentUniversity this Summer. One class down and 2 more to go! Next topic is #credit and it’s #bilingual in English and Spanish. Call us 813-801-8644 what’s better than #free? #communitybuilding #education #research
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FICS is a 5013(c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Consult your tax professional for more details.