Inspired Giving Podcast: Michael Jalazo, Executive Director of Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition [Audio 49:31]

In this second episode, your Community Foundation of Tampa Bay hosts Wilma Norton and Matt Spence welcome Michael Jalazo, Executive Director of the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition. Jalazo's initiative offers a construction training program for ex-offenders and hard-to-serve populations. The Tiny Homes project constructs tiny homes as a social enterprise to fund the Coalition's other programs. Jalazo sits down with Matt and Wilma in the studio to talk about the program, and its potential to impact diverse communities in St. Petersburg. He shares innovative ideas about financial expansion for nonprofits and discusses future collaborations with city agencies and private foundations.

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USF adds undergraduate degree in cybersecurity

The University of South’s Florida College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has increased its firepower in the ongoing battle against cyber attacks. The Florida Center for Cybersecurity, a research and implementation agency tying together all 12 State University of Florida institutions, has been based on campus since 2014, at the same time USF began offering an interdisciplinary, online Masters program in cybersecurity.

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A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

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Simon Sinek

Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. TEDx [Video 17:58]

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The Hustle

James Spencer

In 2014, as a 22-year old soon-to-be father and business student at St. Pete College, James Spencer took every parenting class he could, studying up on his new role.

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Trenam Law

Serving clients with agility and flexibility, Trenam Law has grown into the behemoth law firm of the Tampa Bay Area.

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The Shuffle

RJ Jacques
Big Sea

Kelly Lindhardt
St Pete Run Fest


Barbara St. Clair
Creative Pinellas

Focus: Pride

When Pride Comes to Town


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ACUMEN: Working Remotely

Nine ways working remotely has made me an all-around healthier person [Medium]

I’ve only been almost fully remote for about two months now, but I’m already feeling the benefits. I realize not everyone can be afforded the luxury of working from home, but if you’re in a position to potentially go remote or convince your company to make the leap, perhaps this benefits list will help your case. And if you already work from home, let’s compare notes.

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