Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

August 13, 2020

Curls: Alise Fortune's Scholarship Story on her Journey to Self-Love

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Alise Fortune,

Editor's Note: Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, we will be sharing dispatches and sentiments from students receiving scholarships from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our sec…

August 6, 2020

Great Futures Academy: Restoring a Sense of Safety through Education

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Dawn Page,

Editor’s Note: Dawn Page is the Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County For 50 years and through thick and thin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota…

August 3, 2020

Celebrating Mote Marine Laboratory's High School Internship Class of 2020

By Story,

These 16 of Mote's 34-member class, representing Mote's three internship levels, were all seniors and received a special "ConGRADulations" send-off to celebrate their matriculation.

August 1, 2020

Celebrating Students with a Virtual Toss of the Cap

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

For our community’s teachers, students and families, it’s been a long, tumultuous summer. As conversations about reopening schools become increasingly complex, the usual back-to-sc…

July 29, 2020

The Changing Landscape of Education: Adapting and Innovating During a Crisis

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

The challenges facing our education sector are revealing. From overcoming technology barriers to fulfilling the basic needs of our families, the students, parents, teachers, and providers with…

July 23, 2020

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Celebrated as National Pacesetter for Sixth Consecutive Year

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Patterson Foundation,

As a driving force of innovation, impact, and improvement in its work to support early school success, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has received multiple Pacesetter Honors fro…

July 22, 2020

Women's Resource Center | Project UpLift, 2Gen Program

By Story, Women's Resource Center,

Supporting Project UpLift at the Women's Resource Center through its 2Gen program in Sarasota County. This is a wonderful partnership with several Title I elementary schools in Sarasota County…

July 17, 2020

Taking the Creative Leap: Arts Education in the Virtual Classroom

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Kelli Maldonado,

Editor's Note: Kelli Maldonado is Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. What do you do when the world shifts unexpectedly, and the programs th…

July 14, 2020

Sarasota police take part in Books and Badges literacy event

By Story, Genevieve Judge,

The Sarasota Housing Authority partnered with the Sarasota Police Department once again for the annual Books and Badges Literacy Event. Books and Badges was held on July 8 to coincide with Nat…

July 13, 2020

E-Tutoring: High School Volunteers & Elementary Students

By Story, Booker High School,

In a school year disrupted by social distancing and virtual learning, the importance of early childhood learning and building a foundation for lifelong success has never been more critical. In…

July 10, 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Community Foundation of Sarasota County come together to help youth avoid the “COVID slide”

By Story, Story of Impact - Featured, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County,

Experts from local foundations and nonprofit organizations came together to help at-risk children stay on track and avoid academic regression.