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Brink Foundation rallies not-for-profits

Representatives from more than 20 organizations gathered at a community forum recently to talk about their funding concerns. The Brink Foundation, a family foundation that focuses on children and low-income families, hosted the event along with the Children's Board of Hillsborough County and Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Brink Foundation partners with Chamber of commerce to help schools improve

Mar. 18--TOWN 'N COUNTRY -- Children near Hanley Road start their schooling at Town 'N Country Elementary, which last year received an A from the state.

The school feeds into its neighbor, Webb Middle, which got a C. And those students eventually enter Leto High School, which was graded a D.

Some teens volunteer for life at Metropolitan Ministries

TAMPA - Like thousands of other teens, Christopher Brink learned firsthand about the needs of Metropolitan Ministries by volunteering there.

Brink Foundation advocates for lower school tuition

Student advocates have criticized the tuition increases universities already have made. Higher costs on top of scholarship cuts are going to make it tougher for lower-income students in particular to pursue a college degree, said Jose Colindres, chief operating officer for the Brink Foundation, a charity group dedicated to poor and minority communities near Tampa.

Family challenges Tampa Bay to a charitable BOGO

Tampa, Florida -- Consider it a charitable form of Buy One-Give One...

The Brink Foundation of Tampa is challenging you and the Tampa Bay community to match its donation of $12,500 worth of toys and more than 14,000 pounds of food to Metropolitan Ministries.

Brink Foundation spreads the wealth

TAMPA - Marcos Murillo works hard to develop respect and accountability at his school.

But the Webb Middle School principal didn't know what happened to his students once school let out for the day or the summer. Many come from families too poor to pay for activities or camps. Some students stayed home, bored. Others got into trouble.

Next-gen philanthropy emerges, even in Tampa

Wake up and good morning. Despite the shock delivered to fortunes by the declining stock market and economy, philanthropy is showing signs of resilience.... in the next generation. So suggests today's cover story in Barron's magazine.

Events
Hillsborough County School Board Meeting- 10/3@ 3 PM

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Raymond O. Shelton School Administration Center
901 East Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33602

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In the Tampa Bay area public school districts are entrusted with multi billion dollar budgets that directly impact over 500,000 students, 50,000 employees and thousands of vendors and service providers.

Elected school boards in each of the counties are tasked with overseeing these dollars and providing oversight.

Ultimately, however,it falls upon the citizenry to monitor the conduct and expenditures of public dollars and the quality of education being provided to children.

Reports of many children struggling to attain a quality public education have been featured prominently in the local media and underscores the need for parents, family members and all stakeholders to actively participate in the educational process.

Please consider attending an upcoming school board meeting to add your voice to the call for a high quality public education for all children.