From now on, we’re leveling the playing field.
We’re re-imagining a better path forward for every child—and we aren’t looking back.
From now on, we’re leveling the playing field.
We’re re-imagining a better path forward for every child—and we aren’t looking back.

From now on,

we’re in this together.

The Skills Center is creating a place where every young person has the opportunity to succeed; a place where essential skills are developed, positive relationships are grown and solutions to systemic challenges facing under-served youth are addressed.

Using a collaborative approach built on a proven model from the U.S. Department of Labor, Youth Opportunity Movement, The Skills Center plans to achieve the following:

We can’t do it without you.
Our combined commitment has the power to break the cycle of poverty and position our students to change their lives and their world. With your help, we can deepen our roots in this community and provide our students with a place to work, play, learn, and gain access to critical resources for their success.

Explore our

exciting new space.

The Skills Center Collaborative will feature 40,800 sq. ft. of warehouse and retail space, 37,000 sq. ft. of program space, and 18,000 sq. ft. of office space while generating over 180 jobs and $25 million in impact in East Tampa over the next 5 years.

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The Skills Center Collaborative consists of five core partner organizations, each contributing to the overall mission.

We also partner with additional local leaders and organizations who are dedicated to empowering the families and children of Tampa Bay.