VOLUNTEERING IN THE COMMUNITY

There are many ways to get involved in helping the community; from the Tampa Heights Youth and Development and Community Center, Tampa Heights Community Garden, and the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, to name a few.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Tampa Heights Community Garden

The Tampa Heights Community Garden was founded in the summer of 2011. Based on the vision of a safe and healthy neighborhood by those who crafted the Tampa Heights Neighborhood Plan, the community garden offers an opportunity to grow together. We are growing fresh produce and we are growing a strong community. Members of the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association have several gardens and participate in a youth gardening program provided by our partner, the Tampa Garden Club.There are over 80 individual 4×8 gardens and several larger communal gardens.

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Tampa Heights Neighborhood Watch

Tampa Heights Neighborhood Watch is here to help support the TH residents in working together to provide a safer neighborhood through community action. The goal of THNW is to help improve the community by creating a collaborative group of neighborhood members that work together to solve problems and adverse situations facing the Tampa Heights Neighborhood.

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Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association

The Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJrCA) is 501(c)3 organization that offers community-based after school and summer programs. It is a program that provides services to youth and their families in the City of Tampa. A board made up of residents, parents, youth, service providers and businesspersons governs the association. Services range from mentoring, tutoring, computer technology, health education, character, workforce, and financial literacy development. THJrCA is committed to making sure that the young people receive services that will help them to become good citizens and community leaders Youth who participate are mostly at-risk youth from low-income families.

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