Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

November 18, 2020

From “Odd Ball” Class to Lifelong Passion

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Alexis Vargas,

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 thi…

October 30, 2020

Education Matters: Learning Virtually from the Van Wezel

By Story, Ryan Van Cleave, Homepage - Story of Impact,

While the arts teach us a host of valuable lessons, creativity and problem solving are right in the mix. Enter the world of virtual education. From March on, the Van Wezel team embraced techno…

October 21, 2020

Florida Studio Theatre Helps Provide 'Write a Play' at No Cost to Schools

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, SRQ Media,

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) recently received a $37,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, a key partner in FST’s efforts to provide its award-winning WRITE A PLAY…

October 13, 2020

PAInT Center at USF receives $30,000 donation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

By Story, Rich Shopes,

The University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in donations to create a program at the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) that combines creati…

October 9, 2020

Riverview IB's Excellence & Equity E2 Initiative

By Story,

The mission of the E2 Initiative seeks to promote the inclusion and success of underrepresented students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and International Baccalaurea…

October 5, 2020

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center | Remote Learning for Individuals with Vision Loss

By Story,

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center sought a seamless transition from one-to-one personal instruction to remote learning for individuals with vision loss. Funding in the amount of $9,839 w…

September 28, 2020

Project 180, dedicated to prisoner reentry, celebrates second chance employers

By Story, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Now entering its seventh season, the Strong Voices Strong Subjects Lecture Series is designed to provide meaningful public education about prisoner reentry issues from nationally recognized sc…

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…