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.
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.
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.